Thursday, April 28, 2011

XXXXXXXX!

Oh, hello. It's me, Talli! Why the different blog, you ask? Well, it's because sometime around six a.m., Blogger decided to remove my shiny lovely Talli blog, thinking it was SPAM. How insulting! Sure, I talk about wine (a lot). And coffee (a lot). But those are the finer things in life, not spam!

Anyway, I'm here until a) Blogger Support (who replied quite swiftly, so kudos) decide to give it back again; or b) Blogger Support decide not to give it back again, in which case... I don't even want to think about that right now. I've put hours and hours of hard work into that blog, and I can't face thinking otherwise at the moment!

This is an old blog I used to have before starting up my Talli one -- thank goodness I didn't delete it so it's around for emergencies like this one! And once I start a bl**dy challenge, I'm damned well going to finish it. So, X. XXXXXXXXXX! *insert swear word of choice there* Because that's exactly the frame of mind I'm in at the moment!

It's not too early for wine. It's NOT!

70 comments:

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

I CAN"T BELIEVE THEY MOVED YOUR BLOG! Ouf and ouch!!!! Want me to bust some kneecaps?


It's wine o'clock somewhere.

Talli Roland said...

Samantha, I KNOW! They just removed it from my dashboard without even sending me an email, or anything! I was left to flail around, wondering where on earth it had gone! I can understand automated spam systems, etc, but they should at least notify people when they remove their blogs.

Sigh.

Here's hoping hours upon hours of hard work have not gone to waste! And yes, please bust some kneecaps!

Ellen Brickley said...

Everything crossed here Talli, I'm sure they'll find it!

Keep us posted!

Talli Roland said...

Thanks, Ellen! Sigh...

Jan Morrison said...

so bizarre - I found you accidentally by looking at Cruella's blog roll - saw this title and thought 0h I'll check that out! What a weird thing to happen. No wonder you're xxxxxing mad. As we say in Nova Scotia, as well you know, for fxxk's sake!

Rebecca Bradley said...

Oh my! Spam?! That's really no good. I think I may have gone into meltdown.

Fingers crossed they restore it promptly. I can't believe they just removed it!!!

MikeH said...

Here's hoping they come clean and undo the damage. That is so NOT ON just removing a blog without telling you. Makes me wonder...

Jaydee Morgan said...

That's horrible! I sure hope you get your blog back soon.

Alexandra Shostak said...

What is wrong with blogger? I've had legitimate spam comments they haven't caught, and they think your blog is spam? Bad blogger, bad.

Bish Denham said...

Oh no Talli! How awful. I hope Blogger support can get your blog back to you. (I'd be devastated if my blog disappeared.)

I will be shooting daggers at them with my eyes and crossing all toes and fingers.

Talli Roland said...

Thanks, everyone. I still can't believe my other one is missing. I feel bereft! I just hope they give it back to me...

The Golden Eagle said...

I can't believe they did that. It seems like they'd be able to tell pretty easily what's spam and what's not!

I hope your blog's back online soon!

Angela Felsted said...

I can't believe they thought your blog was spam!

For crying out loud, there's nothing remotely spamish about your blog.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Talli .. I wondered .. so I'm glad I linked from my own blog and got through to this one ..

I sincerely hope it gets sorted - there's a lot of this sort of thing going on .. very irritating to say the least ..

Thinking of you on XXXXXX day - I'm joining you .. xxxxxxx

Good luck .. Hilary

Cherie Reich said...

Aww! That's horrible, Talli! I hope they get the whole mess straightened out.

Claudia Del Balso said...

OH NO! Tallie, I can't believe this just happened to you! It's really frustrating indeed. Hang in there, at least you got a reply from blogger ;) In the meantime have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. ;)
Do I need to "follow" you again?
Cheers!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

omg What? WTF? i would FREAK OUT!

Talli Roland said...

Claudia - No need to re-follow now... I'm going to wait a bit and see what happens. Hopefully it will be restored! If it doesn't, then I'll try to let everyone know somehow!

Sarah - I am. Quietly. Trying to think positively!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Talli how awful, I didn't know things like can happen. I sincerely hope it returns quickly.
It's enough to drive anyone to drink. BTW Thanks for your comment. Most appreciated especially in the curcumstances.
Yvonne.

Summer Frey said...

Awww, spam! What an insult!

I'm sure they'll restore it to its rightful glory soon!

Karen Walker said...

Jeez, Talli. Sigh! That's just plain wrong. Hope they realize their error soon.
Karen

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm mad as hell ... hope you get it back soon. My blog is my life. You must be going stir crazy. Hope to see it back up and running soon!

What's that? Word Verification???

Jane Lovering said...

It is NEVER to early for wine, repeat after me...

Sorry your blog has gone temporary bye-byes, hope you soon get it back up and running, don't they realise that blogging is lifeblood to a writer?!

Now, back to that wine...

William Kendall said...

Tech support, the Spanish Inquisition of the twenty first century....

I'd want to strangle the lot of them.

Carol Kilgore said...

OMG! Why would they ever think your blog was spam? Did they give you a reason. I haven't read the comments yet, so maybe you say. Do all of us have to expect this for one reason or another? Crazy. Fingers crossed it comes back soon. I followed this one just in case.

Holly Ruggiero said...

Um, wow! I'm often over at the blogger forums and here about this happening. Weird. I have no doubt it will be restored. I just hope it is done quickly.

But it did lend itself to a great X post. :) Bright side?

Jen Daiker said...

ACK! What is wrong with them!? I can't believe that!!! POOR YOU! I would cry if that happened... and drink wine to cope!!!

The insanity!!! I'm with Samantha... as a team we could take them down!

Holly Ruggiero said...

I had to come back because I was just at my dashboard and the comment you left on the vesuvianite post which did posted originally had been moved into my spam comment folder. (I unspammed it.) It read, "I've not heard about this one! Alex's comments made me snort."

So, even weirder.

Rosalind Adam said...

Hope they didn't read that swear word or this one will be wiped too! Seriously, it's really worrying that an entire blog can be removed with no warning. Blogging police state or what!

Talli Roland said...

Holly, thanks for coming back to let me know - that is SO bizarre. Who knows, maybe I've been banned by Blogger for some reason! I'm seriously thinking about Wordpress - I can't believe Blogger can just remove a blog without warning.

Jen, I know. I feel like crying. I don't care so much about the content, but I've spent hours building up followers. You know how much time it all takes! I don't want to lose touch with all the wonderful people I've met. Hopefully things will get sorted.

notesfromnadir said...

Talli,
Your blog is 100% legit! Any1 who takes even a quick glance at your blog can see that. I hope you hear back from them ASAP & they restore your blog. Have you done a search to see if you can find their phone #? Sometimes that can help move things a little faster.

Talli Roland said...

Thanks, Lisa! No, they don't have a phone number. I've been in touch with Blogger support and apparently my blog has been escalated to the appeal team to see if it can be restored. Fingers crossed. I'm going to be steaming mad if it isn't.

Paul Anthony Shortt said...

They did what? That's crazy, I hope they fix it soon. And after something like that, of course it's not too early for wine!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Holly and Talli .. your comment made it through .. because I commented immediately afterwards on Holly's blog .. saying I laughed too ..

Cheer up .. it will unwind itself .. I sure hope .. the other sort of xxxxxxs with a few hugs ooooos too for luck .. Hilary

Talli Roland said...

Thanks, Hilary! Good to know my comment made it through. At least I'm not banned from commenting!

Laura Marcella said...

Oh no! How did this happen??? What made them think your blog was spam?

And how did you link here in the comment you made on my blog? I noticed some people provide links in comments and I can not figure out how it's done.

Susan Oloier said...

Talli, don't they know who you are???? How dare they! I hope they recover it for you. Technology can be so amazing and yet so exasperating at the same time.

KarenG said...

That is strange and bizarre and scares me into investigating wordpress. Which I have been considering anyway.... Oh, but to lose your lovely blog, what a sad XXXXing day.

Holly Ruggiero said...

Have you posted in the blogger forums about this? It might expedite the recovery process.

Talli Roland said...

Hi Holly,

Yes, I have. There's a four-step process you need to go through to ask for an appeal -- not to be considered spam. I've done that and got a response that my appeal has been send to Google, and now all I can do is wait, apparently!

Scarily enough, while in the forums I ran across another author whose blog was determined as Spam, and it wasn't returned back to her! I'm seriously thinking of switching to Wordpress now.

India Drummond said...

I'm sure they'll give it back! Never fear!

YUN love you! x

Talli Roland said...

India,

Ha! YUN indeed. YUN and I are going to lose it in a second.

Julie said...

Oh no, I can't believe they removed your blog!! Hope you are able to have it restored soon. Fingers crossed!!

Madeleine said...

I hope it gets sorted. I'd be in tears myself if that happened to me. Finger crossed and quick prayers said.

I think you need to drown your sorrows in a cafe au vin :O)x

Summer Ross said...

Oh Talli! I hope they can recover it and give it back to you, this kind of devastation is so difficult. at the beginning of the semester my computer crashed and I lost many years of photos of my girls.

Hang in there- Everything will work out. My thoughts are with you!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Thank goodness you had a back up plan! Hopefully, the other one will be up and running soon! I can't believe this is almost over. Thanks for being so supportive! Julie

Shirley Wells said...

How awful. Because of the problems people were having with Blogger, I've considered moving over to Wordpress. If I were clever enough, I might just do that. What a bummer. Hope they give it back soon.

Meanwhile, you need wine. And lots of it. I think I'll join you...

Rachel Morgan said...

What???? I didn't even know that was possible!! You actually seem to be taking it remarkably well... (perhaps it's just your smiley profile photo ;-))
Hope it comes back!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that. *Shudder* I hope it gets back up and running. :(

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Nicole Zoltack said...

I sure hope they decide to give it back soon! I'm so sorry, Talli! That sucks.

Have a glass of wine!

Holly Ruggiero said...

"while in the forums I ran across another author whose blog was determined as Spam, and it wasn't returned back to her"

That's unnerving!

Matthew MacNish said...

I remember this blog!

That really sucks, I'm so sorry Talli, you worked so hard to build one of the best writing/publishing platforms on the internet, and it's just gone?

Sorry, don't mean to remind you.

For future reference, there is a way to back up your entire blog, but I'm not sure how you would recover it to a new one, or how blogger would deal with the existing URL that you'd been using.

I really hope they do right by you.

Manzanita said...

I'm kinda new to this but the whole thing seems bizarre to say nothing of grossly unfair. If there was something wrong with your blog, I sure don't know the rules.
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Jamie Burch said...

Keeping my fingers crossed the tech support come through for you! Wishing and hoping...

Take care, Talli! *Hugs*

Talei said...

Hey Talli!

Well into wine o clock here. *clink*

Really lucky that you kept this blog. I can't believe they've just removed your blog. Really scary! I'm with Sam, ouf and ouch! Hope they sort it soon my dear. x

Donna said...

That's just plain crazy! Hope it's restored to its great self! #*$&% all you want.

RosieC said...

I can't tell you how horrible it is that they deleted your blog. How can a blog be SPAM anyway? Spam is when you're bothering other people by sending them things, not by posting someplace where people have to come FIND YOU. *eye-roll*

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that you can get the other blog back. So sorry again.

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness Talli...when I read your words I thought maybe it WAS temporary, but evidently not? I am soo sorry and hope it comes back! I can't even imagine losing all of my posts...UGH!

The Words Crafter said...

I'm so glad to have been able to find you through my comments section!!!!!!

I was looking for the cover for your new book 'cause I'm doing a post about upcoming releases. Now, I can't get the cover.

If you happen to see this, could you send me a release date, or a general idea? I can't remember if there was a specific date set, but I could still let everyone know it's coming.....

Deniz Bevan said...

Hope they fix it soon!

Joyce said...

Oh my word, I wouldn't have a clue how to get mine back if it disappeared. I periodically have it bound into a book so I guess I'd have that but I would be slightly crazy if I got online and my blog wasn't there. I hope it all works out!

Theresa Milstein said...

So you're telling me that wine and coffee will upset Blogger? Good thing I keep my love of wine a relative secret.

I hope they bring it back the same as before. I just to save my posts on Word, but stopped doing it many months ago.

They should definitely check first. Crazy.

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Arlee Bird said...

This is very weird. I hope you didn't lose all the old content. It's odd because just the other night I got some messages from Google for some other blogs that said they were infected with a virus and then the next day they were okay. But it caused me to awaken in the wee hours thinking about what if something happened to my blog and should I have a back-up plan. Guess maybe I should.


Lee
Tossing It Out

kmckendry said...

Ohh that's terrible! I had to Google you and find you Facebook page to find you!
Maybe we should all go post something on the Blogger blog about this. That will get their attention!
Hope it is resolved soon!

kinglouie said...

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Jessica Hill said...

Oh no! I can't believe they removed your other blog. How could they think you were SPAM?! That's insanity! I hope it all works out, and you can get your blog back.

Pat Tillett said...

Well, that really sucks! I hope it all works out for you. Maybe they are just holding it for ransom and you will recieve further instructions as to where to drop the cash...

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msteak said...

Ooohh... so sad :( Raja Wine