August 1, 2008

SPAM

So, for those of you who read the blog, did you notice something happened yesterday?

I had posted the Curacao Destination Wedding I shot (see below) and I went to edit the post to add the link to view the whole event/order prints etc, and then BAM I get the following email straight from Google:

"Your blog at: http://canlasphotography.blogspot.com/ has been identified as a potential spam blog. To correct this, please request a review by filling out the form at BLAH BLAH BLAH (link removed).

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.

Sincerely,

The Blogger Team

P.S. Just one more reminder: Unless you request a review, you won't be able to use your blog. Click this link to request the review: BLAH BLAH BLAH (link removed)


Now, I am not sure how in the world my blog was rated as Spam. I do talk a lot about Spam, but I don't think its the one they are thinking of.

Anyway, everything has been restored and I now declare 8.1.2008 Jonathan Canlas Photography's official SPAM day. Let's go celebrate...

3 comments:

Camille said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ah ha! Oh man, that's funny.

Joycelyn said...

Jon, if you go to your Dashboard and scroll down you'll see this article about your Spam problem. This is just the first couple paragraphs.

"The latest from Blogger Buzz
You Are Not Spam
August 2, 2008 — permalink
You knew that already, and now we do too. We have now restored all accounts that were mistakenly marked as spam yesterday. (See: Spam Fridays)

We want to offer our sincerest apologies to affected bloggers and their readers. We’ve tracked down the problem to a bug in our data processing code that locked blogs even when our algorithms concluded they were not spam. We are adding additional monitoring and process checks to ensure that bugs of this magnitude are caught before they can affect your data."

TheWinnFamily said...

Well praise God b/c I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't look at your blog all the time for inspiration! :)