[LINK] Google blocked my blog thinking it spam

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Apr 21 12:53:52 AEST 2009

Google have advised me that they have locked my Blogger based blog 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/>, thinking it is used for Spam 

I have 
an unlock review to say it isn't. Otherwise they will delete the blog 
within 20 days. The issue is with automated blogs which simply take 
some content from somewhere and paste it into a blog. It is not clear 
to me how Google could mistake my hand made blog, complete with 
spelling mistakes, for such an automated system.

I was going to post about the ACS PC Recycling SIG 
<http://www.aaarecycling.com.au>. I am sitting in their office at 640 
South Rd, Glandore, SA 5037. Brenda Aynsley, Director of the ACS 
Community Affairs Board invited me along to see how they refurbish 
old computers for community use. As well as providing computers for 
the community, they also undertake training for individuals and 
non-profit community groups.

The ACS would be happy to help set up similar groups in other 
locations. They have a set of procedures on how to manage the process 
of wiping hard disks on computers, providing a standard 
configuration, providing help to users. The ACS can provide a package 
of materials and procedures and also can provide the licence 
registration for groups.

Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd            ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617                      http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University 

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