Why I'm Not Posting
Couldn't have come at a better time ... There's a Nonbelieving Literati post due on Aug 1, and I come home from the hospital where my father's just had back surgery to this:
Your blog at: http://thegreenbelt.blogspot.com/ has been identified as a potential spam blog. To correct this, please request a review by filling out the form at [url redacted]So I hope they get to it tomorrow (today is Thursday, July 31), but probably they won't until Monday. Especially since their message on the posting page reads (my emphasis):
Your blog will be deleted within 20 days if it isn't reviewed, and you'll be unable to publish posts during this time. After we receive your request, we'll review your blog and unlock it within two business days. If this blog doesn't belong to you, you don't have to do anything, and any other blogs you may have won't be affected.
We find spam by using an automated classifier. Automatic spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and occasionally a blog like yours is flagged incorrectly. We sincerely apologize for this error. By using this kind of system, however, we can dedicate more storage, bandwidth, and engineering resources to bloggers like you instead of to spammers. For more information, please see Blogger Help: http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=42577
Thank you for your understanding and for your help with our spam-fighting efforts.
Blogger's spam-prevention robots have detected that your blog has characteristics of a spam blog. Since you're an actual person reading this, your blog is probably not a spam blog. Automated spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and we sincerely apologize for this false positive.Oh, did I mention how thrilled I am to be told my blog was tagged by an automated classifier which thinks spam blogs "can be recognized by their irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text, along with a large number of links, usually all pointing to a single site"?
We received your unlock request on August 1, 2008. On behalf of the robots, we apologize for locking your non-spam blog. Please be patient while we take a look at your blog and verify that it is not spam.