Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reinstated


Well, after an extemely disconcerting two days of stewing over the closure of my blog, I was ready to create a new one only march out all kinds of diatribes regarding said closure. And, lo! and behold!! it's back.

"We have received you appeal. Upon further review we have determined that your blog was mistakenly marked as a TOS violator by our automated system and, as such, we have reinstated your blog. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused in the meantime and thank you for your patience as we completed our review process.      Thank you for for understanding.      Sincerely,      The Blogger Team ."

Well, I say Bullshit! to the 'automated system'. And here's why:

"Hello,      Your blog at has been reviewed and confirmed as in violation of our Terms of Service for: CHILD_PORN. ..."

Now, an "automated system" would have no way of determining such a thing. Somebody lodged a complaint. And all it takes is to push that little link that says "Report Abuse" at the very top of each blog. And a person can do so with the complete anonymity of cyberspace.

What makes this worse is you are not told what post is in suspected violation, you are not given any opportunity to dispute it or argue a case. Someone complains and wham! the 'luck of the draw' staffer takes you down. If you don't appeal the decision, your blog is gone for good.

Here's the true evil of it though, as I see it anyway: The accuser doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to contact you with his/her complaint.

Please! I beg all those who stumble upon any blog and find thier delicate sensibilities offended, at least have the courage to stand up and be counted and give the accused an opportunity to respond. That means sending an email with an address which can be replied to.

I offer my apologies to my faithful readers. And thanks to the ones who emailed me to offer condolences, acknowledgement that the accusation could not possibly be true, and suggestions for righting such a grievous wrong.

Hugs to all of you!!


10 comments:

CoreyJo said...

Oh Honey, I'm so sorry that someone has been mean to you. I think that if someone want's to report a blog the blog should be viewed first by the blogger team before it is shut down. Then we wouldn't have all of these blogs being shut down under false accusations.

I'm glad you are back. I don't know what I'd do without you!

Love & Huggs
CoreyJo

CoreyJo said...

p.s. LOVE LOVE LOVE the second photo. It's one of my all time favorties. (the first one isn't too shabby either) haha!

~CoreyJo

Westernstock said...

Glad you got over that hurdle.

tom said...

Glad you are back. I missed your blog. It's a new day and things are only going to get better. Hugs to you. Tom

Eddie said...

Nothing worse than an anonymous, spineless accuser! Welcome back.

I sometimes wonder if this sort of thing is done by right-wing Christians. Have you seen some of the crazy anti-masturbation stuff on ChristWire.org?

LORDPATRICK said...

So pleased that you are back with us! Hugs, Patrick

Queer Heaven said...

Glad you are back! I agree with Eddie... I can picture some lonely , looney christian sitting at his computer looking for "bad" blogs to flag for abuse..... while jerking off himself.

NTS said...

Awesome you're back!. I was disappointed when I saw your blog was removed. Anyway like others have said I'm glad you're back.

boyglenn said...

Glad to see you are back. I love reading your posts.

becca said...

oh sweetie hugs i was wondering what happen and why i hadn't seen any post for a few days just thought I was losing it due to stress and exhaustion didn't realize what had happen. that must have been awful. so sorry i was so clueless. glad it all worked out hugs