Regina Wilshire The Latest Low-Carb Victim Of Blogger’s ‘Spam’-Seeking Robots
Filed under: Events — @ August 1, 2008
Now look at the low-carber who’s been blocked as “spam”
I am livid right now with the hosting site of my blogs right now and it has forced me to make a decision I really hoped I wouldn’t have to make. But Blogger has really forced the issue now and I don’t feel like I have much of a choice in the matter all things considered. More about that in a moment.
As you know, my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog was first identified by Blogger’s robots as a “spam blog” back in April this year and it took nearly a week to get it back again. When your blog is locked by one of these computer robots automatically, you have to go through a rigorous waiting period until a real live human being can look at your blog and realize it is not “spam,” but actually legitimate. Visitors coming to the blog wouldn’t know that it’s locked, but the owner is unable to make any new posts or changes until a Blogger representative bothers to take a look.
Adding insult to injury about my particular case is the fact that it was locked for a second time in less than a month AGAIN, although this time I got it to come back MUCH quicker because I had a Blogger employee name that I urged so many of you to write to. Thanks to the efforts of my faithful and dedicated supporters at my blog and on my other web sites, my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog was restored in just two days.
Now we have yet another low-carb blogger who has been locked out of her popular blog. It’s Regina Wilshire at the “Weight of the Evidence” blog who informed me today that she has been identified by Blogger as a “spam” blog. This would be hilarious if it wasn’t dead serious because Regina’s blog has been a longtime source for quality low-carb research information well before Jimmy Moore was even on the scene. It’s such a travesty that genuinely good bloggers are forced to endure this kind of aggravation.
To make matters worse, my “30-in-30″ Low-Carb Weight Loss Challenge blog was also locked today, so it looks like Blogger is on the rampage again with the trigger-happy robots. This is utterly stupid if you ask me and I would like to ask for your help yet again. As of the writing of this blog post, it’s late on Friday afternoon. So nothing may come of this until Monday. But it’s worth a shot for Regina’s sake.
The last time I asked for your help with unlocking my blog, I gave you the name and e-mail address of the Blogger employee who was the first one to unlock my blog. His name is Mishka and his direct e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. In your e-mail, kindly request that the URLs WeightOfTheEvidence.blogspot.com and 30-in-30.blogspot.com be unlocked since they are not “spam” blogs. Thank him for his prompt attention to this and express your personal experiences reading these sites. If all goes well, then Regina should be back up and running by Monday. And the same with my “30-in-30″ blog.
THANK YOU again for your help everyone! You are the best!
So what am I contemplating doing? Right now I’m moving all of my posts from Blogger over the WordPress and will make a decision soon about making my new permanent blog home over there. You never hear about any issues like this over there, so it’s looking more and more appealing by the moment. I’ll let you know if and when that will happen, so don’t worry. THANKS again for your support!