Back on the Airwaves

Hey everyone!

As many of you may have discovered today, my blogs were MIA.  They’d been removed for apparent TOS violations but a deeper investigation showed that Blogger detected suspicious activities with the blogs and thus removed them.  No further details were given as actually communicating with someone at Google about these things is almost certainly not in the cards.  As such, I doubt I’ll ever know the full story.

The bottom line is that after going through the required steps, which included turning texting back on for my cell phone, we are back online.  Hopefully, this won’t happen again but one never knows.  ^_^;;;  In the meantime, I’ve archived all my posts just in case I should find myself homeless again.  Should the blogs disappear again, you can look for an update on my Twitter feed.  As soon as I’m aware of it, I’ll say something there.

https://twitter.com/AstroNerdBoy

Thanks to everyone who alerted me about the problem!  There’s nothing quite like waking up and discovering a massive problem.  ^_^;;;;

-AstroNerdBoy

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10 Responses to “Back on the Airwaves”

  1. Alex Voda says:

    what is with the “#!/” in the link to twitter??

    Also it seams Google is prone to do this, as they are basically the reason the term blogocide exists.

    Check this out:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=blogocide

    You know, “Don’t BE evil!” doesn’t mean “Don’t DO evil!”. All corporations are evil once they get big.

  2. AstroNerdBoy says:

    That’s part of the link. Is it not working?

    As to Google and blogs, this is the second time I’ve had problems. Fortunately, both were fixed rather quickly but this one was the scariest as the blogs were physically removed for several hours today. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I’d get the blogs back for a few days at best. ^_^;;;

    Unfortunately, Google’s various services are mostly run via automations. They have a few employees for things like Blogger but for the most part, everything is done by computer programs. So, there’s no telling what can trigger their computers to shut a blog down.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Man, that sucks to just have your blog pulled like that with no real explanation. Glad you are back now.

  4. Ransom says:

    Man! I was thinking that you had quited blogging for good, without previous advice, and just when I had found a nice blog to follow. Good thing it was a false alarm.

  5. AstroNerdBoy says:

    If I ever quit blogging, I’ll make an announcement of some kind. ^_^

  6. Ultimaniac says:

    My jaw literally dropped when I saw “blogger not found” Glad it was resolved so quickly.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It sucks this happened to you dude, but don’t forget you’re getting all this for free so can you really complain about not getting top notch service? When I saw this I quickly reminded everyone I know to back up their blogs.

  8. QUICKVENOM says:

    Crisis averted yay don’t know what id do without you, I always enjoy your reviews (and spoilers) on Negima, the last time a problem like this happened to me almost all of the manga had been removed from the net so glad nothing like that happened again.

  9. Krono says:

    Good to hear everything’s backed up. I figured it was a screw up on the host’s part, but that’s not always easy to straighten out, even when they acknowledge it was a mistake. Glad it got resolved quickly this time.

  10. Anonymous says:

    It’s just a way to get your phone number.

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