Tuesday, October 04, 2011

We interrupt this discussion of Curmudgeon's recent trial --

-- to point out that Captain Picard's Journal is still offline. (I'd link to it... but it's offline.)

I had a comment over the weekend from the proprietor of said blog who said "Blogger identified my blog as spam and removed it. It will return soon, following a review."

I would point out to Blogger that it once honored Captain Picard's Journal as a "Blog of Note." While that may not be akin to a Pulitzer, it is an honor that has never been bestowed on this blog. And surely this credential should have counted in its favor when Blogger received a challenge concerning same.

This is the second blog that I read regularly to be shutdown for no apparent reason. Dave, the Atlanta-area lawyer who pens Rather Than Working, recently suffered a similar fate.

I look forward to the prompt return of Captain Picard's Journal.


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

what is WRONG with blogger! yeesh.

smiles, bee

Jeni said...

Dave's blog is shut down? When did this happen? I clicked on at his blog after reading your post and I see he has a post up there, written October 2, 2011 -so as of two days ago, it was still available. I read Dave's blog faithfully -via my reader, same as I do yours -and if they did shut it down, it's been really recent but people can still access it and also, like your blog, his is very well-written, quite the correct piece of blogging literature as well as very interesting so I can't imagine why Blogger would even think about shutting him down!

The Curmudgeon said...

Jeni -- Dave's blog was shut down, but he got it back. That's why I linked to it this morning.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm back!

My Journal was restored today. The Blogger robots had decided two weeks ago that it was a spam blog and deleted it. I had to go through an appeal to get it reinstated. They did so today, apologising for any inconvenience caused!

My 1200th post is now showing!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I should have added thanks for your support, Curmy.