|Now, time for dinner!|
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.