Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Updates. CM Lives.

Now, time for dinner!
Got an email from the provider last night saying that terms of service (TOS) complaints had reached a "threshold" and that the blog was being reviewed. One of the former mods had a good contact with a person from the provider and I'll try to make contact that way. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Will post updates as I learn more.

4:17 PM Orlando Time
Comments have been turned off.

5:09 PM Orlando Time
The blog will slowly come back online. It will likely be a mess for a couple of days. As expected, a series of TOS complaints came from bots, most of them from a university in the Pacific Northwest, which many of us probably suspected.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Comments will be on shortly.

5:26 PM Orlando Time
Also, you will need a Google account in order to comment from now on. May be temporary. I know some users have made use of the User Name option, but it leaves too much to chance.

A former mod did make contact with a Google person we've corresponded with in the past and everything is fine. There was no valid TOS problem. Just a shitpile of automatically created complaints that triggered some automatic processes.

BUT, the rep could not tell us why the page didn't just disappear altogether. It's been suggested we try one of the third party security logins for mods that will further protect mod's access to the page itself. It had nothing to do with our email, and of course in our current format there are no users listed on the blog, as all material is sent in direct to the RGM or the queue. A colossal fucking headache, but nothing that impacts the anonymity of our users.

5:46 PM Orlando Time
90% of the old posts are now online. Surely there will be some things to clean up. Thanks for your patience.

Fab

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  6. Champion's ElixirJuly 19, 2016 at 12:50 PM

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  7. This says more about the person complaining to Blogger than it does about us.

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    1. Agreed.

      Hard to imagine there's been any TOS violation (except for maybe a violation committed by the complainer hirself).

      "Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives." --Jonathan Swift

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    2. These posts by Anonymous indicate a crank with a big axe to grind. And geez, they can't even bother to generate a pseudonym, so we're dealing with a lazy half-assed crank at that.

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  10. The Revolution Will Not Be Bloggerized, apparently.

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  11. TIL that all you need to KO any Blogspot site is a few hours and a bot.

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    1. Maybe we insulted the bot's mother (or daughter, or son, or cousin, or whatever) in the robo-proffie thread below, and this is its revenge?

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    2. Oh, man. So it *was* my fault after all.

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  12. From Terry P.

    I'm not happy with the current font. :)

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    1. And the graphics seem a little too fuzzy.

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    2. Bubba, you old so-and-so. How are you. Glad to see you and the horse you rode in on.

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    3. Back to normal, then. And I missed it all, thanks to student conferences.

      I'm very tempted to ask you for what's-hir-name's address, since (s)he clearly has time on hir hands (idle hands, and all that). I've got plenty of grading to pass on.

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    4. And many, many thanks for all you do, Fab.

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    5. I would like my comments to appear at the top of each thread, please.

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    6. Cassandra, oh, it's a HIM. It is always a him.

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    7. EC1. Good idea. I wish I could bold face all of my comments so everyone knows they are important.

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    8. And while you’re at it: I seek the return of the wealth lost from my mother’s side of the family during the French Revolution, and the deeds to my ancestral lands stolen by Cromwell back.

      I'm also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday.

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    9. I sort of suspected that, Cal (but didn't want to make assumptions, and also sort of hoped that he might be annoyed by being considered possibly a she. Seems like the type that might.)

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    10. Yeah, if you would go ahead and come in on Saturday, too, that'd be great.

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    11. I'm going to have to ask you to go ahead and bring the drinks this weekend, OPH, and I'll sort the food, OK? Or is it my turn to organize the drinks, while you go ahead and bring the food?

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  13. FAB! WHAT THE FUCK, MAN? I missed every bit of it. Who the hell is Champion's Elixir? That should be the new name of the blog. If you don't use it, I'm going to use it for something. It might be my new band name. I might put it on my golf bag.

    I might just get a tattoo of it on my prodigious stomach.

    Then watch how the world bends to my will.

    You da man, Fab. You are the fabbiest of all the Fabs, the sunshine-making mofu that saves the day even when most of us are just golfing, sleeping, or watching the convention and counting the cowboy hats and automatic rifles.

    Give yourself the night of, but fix this background first thing tomorrow.

    XOXOXO
    Cal

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    1. ROFLMFAO
      This fucking site makes life worth living.

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  14. The hell? You miss a day and you miss a lot around here.

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    1. And you know, props and all.
      Haters can go to blazes.

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  15. I hope our anonymous hater has self-induced marital relations.

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  16. I went out to dinner last night with my hubby and I missed the whole thing!

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  17. Dear Mr. Sunshine,

    As always, but especially today, I appreciate you. You should not have to put up with this kind of nonsense.

    Dr. A.

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