Google doesn’t get it

As told in this post google started a major cleanup at the end of last week and in the course of this action MJ’s Infomaniac and Leni Qinan’s Escritora y peligrosa were wiped out completely: With google-mail-account, services, and ALL COMMENTS, including all comments both online personalities ever did on blogger blogs!

Meanwhile both blogs were re-installed, see this post, but a problem remains: Leni’s and MJ’s  comments get erased on a regular basis. That means that Leni and MJ are  forced to comment anonymously on their own blogger blogs.

Eros took things in hand and started again to poke the online “help” forum of google.

I can not believe what google does here. They simply wipe out online personalities, restore it only half-hearted, and seemingly have no second thought about comments and their meaning: How come that google erases half of my conversation with another blogger?

That is damnatio memoriae. It is abuse. It is wrong wrong wrong.  As far as I can see there is still no explanation given, even less an apology.

Leni meanwhile  moved from blogger to WordPress (see her text at Savannah’s blog here), I moved, and others seriously think about it. Google blogger – and google as a whole entity – should be sent to a class about communication. Further walking down this road will ruin their image  in no time.

Carry on, fools!

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23 thoughts on “Google doesn’t get it

  1. it really insane, sugar! i also posted a question about missing comments. i copied one of mj’s responses that were stored in gmail and also my response and the blog entry that the comment should have been in. let’s see what happens. xoxoxo

  2. I can’t understand the rationale. MJ and Leni both leave comments and within hours they are wiped from my blog, even before i get to answer them. The only thing is that the comment has registered on the comment counter but does not
    appear on the page wheni open it.
    When i try to sign on to the help line i keep getting told that my name is taken…
    I just don’t know why things have to be made so complicated to lodge a simple question…

    Your new home looks very nice Mago, I love what you have done with the place…

    Oh Hi Savannah…

  3. I think they simply did not think through what they did, Savannah. The mechanics took over.

    Thank you for the compliment, dear Princess. I guess they have installed a kind of blacklist, a giant anti-spam-filter, and nobody removed MJ and Leni from the list. Its Thursday now, soon it will be whole week.

  4. Lieber Mago, your explanation is right.
    Google has its bots working -they’re still visiting me-. Since I’ve moved to WordPress I feel much better. Thank you for your advice and for the techy tips about how import the contents.

    I’m now listing my followers and the blogs i used to follow, to add them to my WordPress blogroll -there must be one, I still haven’t found it-.

    This is like starting a new life.
    Oh Hai Savannah, Princess!

    You Infomaniac bitches. I love you so much. 🙂

  5. Just in case Blogger would break in your new WordPress house and delete my comment… (I must admit I’m a bit paranoid now), here it is again:

    Lieber Mago, your explanation is right.
    Google has its bots working -they’re still visiting me-. Since I’ve moved to WordPress I feel much better. Thank you for your advice and for the techy tips about how import the contents.

    I’m now listing my followers and the blogs i used to follow, to add them to my WordPress blogroll -there must be one, I still haven’t found it-.

    This is like starting a new life.
    Oh Hai Savannah, Princess!

    You Infomaniac bitches. I love you so much.

  6. ps Your avatar is displayed on the tabulator in which your site is shown – I use tabbed browsing. So its just a matter of time when it will come with your comments.

  7. Oh Darling.

    Olde K. – I clicked you and blogger says you are not in existence: Maybe your dream came true?

    Sometimes, Scarlet, I just sit and stare, listening to the soft blobs the bubbles produce in my head …

  8. I haven’t seen deleted comments…but I have been noticing an annoying difference in blogger. Not sure if I’ll switch over or not, but I think this is pretty interesting. 🙂

  9. Hello and welcome, cabcree, thank you for your first comment here! That’s some cow’s nose! 🙂
    Its now a week that MJ’s Infomaniac, and later Leni Qinan’s Escritora were deleted without notice. They were both re-installed.
    BUT: All their comments are still missing and – what is worse: Their actual comments are erased regularily.
    As far as I can see there is no explanation by google. Go to Eros’ Den to read about it.

    JIPs
    I’ll be right over.

  10. Well, we should all be worried because there’s a proposed bill in the US Senate that would allow the President to use a “kill switch” to shut down the Internet in case of a national emergency.

    Google is too big to care.

  11. “Kill switch” – ? Whow! I have to read.

    I remember having read after the attacks on the towers, that some places were to be protected by aa-guns. Besides others some very large server farms in England and other places, because there are the computers that run the world economic system, the stock markets and banking systems.

    Google may be real big, but it needs a good image nevertheless. And slowly people at least in Europe become a bit uneasy with cars photographing their homes, telephones automatically transmitting geo positions and such – google did a bit too much in too short of time. The retro-digitalization of books and papers is not entirely good and well – especially when libraries get rid of their originals as many American insitutes did – and institutions here learn how dependent they are over night on an external service. That is not very academic, independence is better.
    So shutting down two blogs overnight will not kill google, but as one could think it is something ongoing – what did the forum man say: “You are not singled out”, and “Its a common problem”.
    So the question is: How many blogs did they eliminate, how many were restored?
    Its not suited to embetter the already stained reputation of google around here.

  12. I don’t think I’m going to switch. Firstly, through time and laziness. I’ve played about on WordPress and can’t get my head around it and I haven’t the inclination to. Secondly, I think it’s important to have people on the inside to complain, whinge and bitch until they get things right.

    I think you rock! You’re just fabulous and I’m so glad to count you as my blogfriend.

    *hugs*

  13. I also think this is dreadful. My original blog is a “blogger” blog, but I also ended up making a blog on Vox because Blogger will only accept a limited number of my entries from Ping, which is the utility I use to create and share my Twitter novel.
    These are very strange goings on. Apologies if I am not making sense. I am exhausted but can’t sleep. Take care, Dear.

  14. I am very glad to see you here, Tempest LeTrope! Your work-schedule and all what hangs on this is too much!
    I hope your plans will work – will you move in the next months?

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