Thursday, July 31, 2008

You can try silence me but as long as I draw breath I'll keep blogging

Some asshole, probably some angry right wing religious Republican nutbag has turned in my main blog to Blogger as a "spam blog" and subsequently Blogger has blocked me from posting to my main blog.

When I tried to sign so that I could write another post I found this message:

Monkey Muck View Blog
1,874 Posts, last published on Jul 31, 2008
This blog has been locked due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations. You may not publish new posts until your blog is reviewed and unlocked.
This blog will be deleted within 20 days unless you request a review.


To the person who turned me in I say, "Fuck you. You will never silence me."

To Blogger I say, "Open up my main blog god damn it or I may sue you."

To you people who read me spread the word that I'll be posting to this blog. And thank you for reading me and commenting so much. It's a pleasure to write this stuff knowing that smart progressives like you read it. And to the right wing Jesus dick sucking haters who want my voice silenced, fuck you and the horse you rode in on.

To the battlements my friends, this is almost certainly a further salvo against free speech in this country in general and against progressive liberal voices in particular.

23 comments:

DCup said...

Unbelievable. You're the second person in two days to have some weird blog thing happen. Lisa (Lemon Gloria) discovered that someone was cutting and pasting her text into another blog and claiming it as her own.

Will post about this at 'Tits. Sorry you're having to deal with this.

Angry Ballerina said...

WHAT THE FUCKKY FUCK NESS! FUCK YOU BLOGGER! AND FUCK YOU SPAM!

Distributorcap said...

how does this happen (techno ignorant here)

how do we get you out of this mess....

i will ask around

Angry Ballerina said...

DCAP- All they have to do it hit the "report as spam" flag I think.

Wandering Coyote said...

Christ on a crutch.

I hope Blogger gets around to reviewing ASAP.

In the meantime, BLOG ON!

Wandering Coyote said...

That was quick - IT'S BACK! Just left a comment over there, too.

Freida Bee said...

Sir Monkey, I got his message today:

Hello,

Your blog at: http://freidabee.blogspot.com/ has been identified as a potential spam blog. To correct this, please request a review by filling out the form at http://www.blogger.com/unlock-blog.g?lockedBlogID=5967429700774334665

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: http://www.blogger.com/unlock-blog.g?lockedBlogID=5967429700774334665

I can write drafts, but I can't publish posts. Do you want a cohort in the interim. I at least got a message that mine will be reviewed within 2 days.

Bob said...

I got the same message as you and Freida.

There's some serious WTFery going on.

I did figure out that I can still play with the layout and such, and put a message at the top of my blog 'splaining what was happening.

Blogger must have installed an "upgrade" to their spam finder - paid for, no doubt, by the Reichwing.

Blue Gal said...

blogger obviously has issues today.

Deep breath, pray for the blogger techs (who are probably up to their pen protectors in furious emails at this point) and remember IT'S (obviously) NOT PERSONAL.

Blogger is a free service, and fuckups can happen. I'm proud of you, Monkey, because you didn't let the bastids stop you.

GETkristiLOVE said...

WTF?!

Liberality said...

It seems as if the problem is fixed for now. I know that some bloggers have been being harassed by trolls and maybe the trolls are mad and trying to get even. Or it could be what Blue Gal said.

Bob said...

I'm still blocked, Liberality.

I hope they get their shite together quickly, though.

C.J. said...

That's some serious craziness, mucker. I'd post this new link at my place, but the 2 people who still stop by already know ;-).

Madam Z said...

Soldier on, Monkey! We're behind you (looking over our shoulders) all the way!

Splotchy said...

I hope you're up and running soon.

I knew those Crunky posts would catch up to you at some point.

Mauigirl said...

Wow, that's weird! I hope you can get back to your regular blog shortly! I'll go over there now and see if it's working again. Thanks to DCup for spreading the word. And it sounds as if there's something going on since Bob and Freida had it happen too.

Bubs said...

Oh man. What's the deal?

Bradda said...

What the shit blogger?? You take away one of the first blogs I check daily? Scooter Libby is behind this bullshit...

Jay Simser said...

Well they got me too. I put up a Youtube of Barak Obama in Cedar Rapids. I am sure you are right. I am just going to take a vacation until they put me back on.
http://baileysbuddy.blogspot.com/
People can put comments on but I can't post. It is the latest thing which the republiscums are doing. Hang in there.

mwb said...

Sorry to hear about your grief man. It's just a continuous round of dirty pool.

It happened to a bunch of other bloggers a few weeks back to.

It's just sad abuse of the report spam function.

Missy said...

Holy balls! What a travesty! I hope that this can get cleared up. I am glad you stopped by and let me know about your move!

You shall overcome!

Marjorie said...

Wow, hi there, I'm not a regular reader, but read about this over on Angrys.

I'll TRY to be a more regular reader, but angry can tell you, I go missing for long periods of time because of my crazy life.

OMG, I hope this doesn't happen to Dick Small, if it does, I'll just die.

Really really weird.

SORRY and Fuck em.

Warren Beatty said...

Jesus christ. That sucks.