Friday, August 1, 2008

Blogger Meltdown

Google/Blogger seems to be having some problems with an automated spam blocker gone wrong.

Last week we had this from Faux News. The article talks about 7 Democrat Anti-Obama blogs that were all shut down together and Google's explanation of what they think happened.

Anti-Obama Bloggers Question Why Google Froze Their Accounts

Today the authors of 2 blogs I read regularly, Of Course I Could Be Wrong, and Joe.My.God were locked out of their blogs by the spam blocker. As it turns out, they are just 2 of the hundreds if not thousands of blog authors who were locked out last night by the automated spam blocker gone bad.

Good luck, Google, and please get this fixed quickly.

At this time some blogs seem completely inaccessable, including the two mentioned above and another I visit regularly, Wounded Bird.

The following is now posted on the Blogger home page.

Spam Fridays
August 1, 2008 —

While we wish that every post on this blog could be about cool features or other Blogger news, sometimes we have to step in and admit a mistake.We've noticed that a few users have had their blogs mistakenly marked as spam, and wanted to sound off real quick to let you know that, despite it being Friday afternoon, we are working hard to sort this out. So to those folks who have received an email saying that your blog has been classified as spam and can't post right now, we offer our sincere apologies for the trouble.We hope to have this resolved shortly, and appreciate your patience as we work through the kinks.