Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Google apologizes to bloggers for the S-word

Google had offered their sincere apologies last Friday, for locking down many blogs under the domain after mistakenly marking them as Spam.

Google's official blog Blogger Buzz had this to say in their post titled Spam Fridays,

"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 number of 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."

The next day they offered another one You Are Not Spam

Google insists that the problem is purely due to their computer algorithm. They said they tracked down the problem to a bug in their data processing code that locked blogs even when their algorithms concluded they were not spam.

But it seems that bloggers who are campaigning against Senator Obama's presidential run have had similar problems with their blogs being marked as Spam and their accounts temporarily frozen. Here's an article New York Sun Covers Shut-Down of Mitchell Langbert's Blog/Google Apologizes about it.

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