Update: here's the backstory for this slightly cryptic post: IIRTZ got flagged as a 'spam blog' yesterday afternoon, and we were locked out from posting for a while. Apparently, this can happen either of two ways: Blogger's automated spam-blog-hunting thing finds what it thinks looks like a spam blog, or someone flags it as one (see that 'flag blog' button at the top? no, wait, DON'T PRESS THAT BUTTON). I thought maybe we got flagged by some asshole involved in a nasty dispute at a big wingnut blog, but it's not just us: Instaputz and Roger Ailes have also been hit.
Other update: in comments, Roger says Alicublog has also been hit. A generalized attack on liberal blogs hosted on Blogger? It would be irresponsible not to speculate.
Other other update: this appears to be a widespread problem with Blogger right now.
Friday, August 01, 2008
Posted by Tom Hilton at 12:03 PM