Friday, November 19, 2021
Unpublished Doesn't Mean it was Never Published
So I looked at the post in question. It was a vintage music video, with almost no commentary, no comments, and the only ads were those that Blogger places automatically through Google AdSense. What spam? Someone apparently complained, but I got no details.
The notice goes on to say that I can edit the offending content, republish, and they will check to see that it conforms with community guidelines. I see nothing to change, but that's the only recourse offered. It's only one music video, published months ago, so I don't really care.
Still, it's an algorithm that I can't argue with, and it could happen again. It's entirely possible that someone hit a "report" button by accident and the unpublishing was automatic with no review. Or possibly an overworked moderator trying to make quota in a hurry because he had a headache. There's no option to ask questions or communicate with any real person about it. This is our world today.