Kafkaesque Situation - How Do I Defuse it ?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Calling on All Experts in On Line Publishing - How Do I Defuse a Kafkaeque Situation ? 8.13.08

I am going public with a message I posted , a few days ago, on the 'How To - Blogger Help Group'.

I have not received any response to this cry for help.

Since - as you see below - I have been the recipient of what seems a very threatening Anti Sapm message, supposedly from GOOGLE, aimed at me and my Maximize Success blog, I am asking you out there who have expertise in this topic, for advice:

How do I defuse and Heal the situation ?

Here is my post on the Help Group:

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Hi All 8.9.08

I have received a threatening, anti-spam message concerning my blog, Maximize Success, which I have not been able to act on or to respond to in any
meaningful manner.

I need help in either taking the 'request review'
action the message demands.
Or in preventing the deletion of my blog,
which the message threatens.
On July 31 I received an email, whose heart is the following threat
and criciticsm:

"Your blog at: http://maximizesuccess.blogspot.com/ has been
identified as a potential spam blog.
To correct this, please request a review by filling out the form at http://www.blogger.com/unlock-blog.g?lockedBlogID=5178140403426579732

Your blog will be deleted within 20 days if it isn't reviewed, and
you'll be unable to publish posts during this time.
After we receive your request, we'll review your blog and unlock it within two business
If this blog doesn't belong to you, you don't have to do
anything, and any other blogs you may have won't be affected."


The email purported to come from Google and from Blogger, but gave no
return address:

"show details Jul 31 (9 days ago)

from Blogger <no-reply@google.com>

to coachdinnah@gmail.com

date Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 11:09 PM

subject http://maximizesuccess.blogspot.com/ - ACTION REQUIRED
mailed-by google.com

signed-by google.com

hide details Jul 31 (9 days ago) "

I assumed that the message did indeed originate in Blogger, and tried
to click on the links identified.

NONE of them led me to any form that 'requests review.'

So I was unable repeatedly to generate REQUESTING a REVIEW.

Then I tried to find a Google and a Blogger HELP dept., to get relief
from .

I emailed 'info @" ;Support@; 'Customer SErvice @; Service @;

I received no reply from any of them, with the exception of a form
email sending me to the HELP ONLINE section of blogger.

I do not want my blog to be deleted.

I also want to protest the absurd claim that my blog is spamming,
given that I only publish my blog once every two or three months, at


I find myself in a Kafkaeque situation.
Some impersonal and unknown source accuses me of wrong doing; and threatens me with punishment.

And I have no means or avenue of defending my self and asserting my innocence.

Help me, please. I need help in resolving this ASAP.


Dinnah Pladott"
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I repeat the same heartfelt call to all you who are now reading this online:

Help me, Please.
Help me defuse and heal this Kafkaeque situation.
Help me keep my blog from being deleted arbitrarily and anonymously.

HELP !!!

Dinnah Pladott

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