One of my blogs is Locked!

On March 3, I started a blog on Blogger for use as a “digest” version of my Chronicles of the American Civil War blog. A sentence or two for each post of Chronicles is provided in the “digest,” with a link back to the full article.

Yesterday, when I went to post the material for March 15, I found the following:

WARNING

This blog has been locked by Blogger’s spam-prevention robots. You will not be able to publish your posts, but you will be able to save them as drafts.

Save your post as a draft or click here for more about what’s going on and how to get your blog unlocked.

When I clicked on the “click here” link, I found:

Blogger’s spam-prevention robots have detected that your blog has characteristics of a spam blog. (What’s 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.

You won’t be able to publish posts to your blog until one of our humans reviews it and verifies that it is not a spam blog. Please fill out the form below to get a review. We’ll take a look at your blog and unlock it in less than a business day.

If we don’t hear from you, though, we will remove your blog from Blog*Spot within 10 days.

Find out more about how Blogger is fighting spam blogs.

(current blogger spam blog link – 3/3/2011)


Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine March 2011


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