The Google Experience March 21, 2006Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
I was recently asked about my experience with the Google telling me I was in violation of the TOS for Blogger. Did Google remove the blog? No I did. Why did I remove my Google attack posts? Well, I never posted anything attacking Google, I put up blog entries entailing a situation that I had with the company and the conclusions. I removed them because A) The blog was being spammed. Only a few posts were productive, the rest were derogatory and insulting and off subject matter. At the rate they were coming in it was extremely hard to censor them. I removed the blog from Blogger because I no longer use Blogger. I cancelled all my accounts with Google, I no longer use their services. I took them off of WordPress because the spamming was continuing, the problem had nothing to do with WordPress and it was just wasting bandwidth. I got the point though, most of you agree with Google either through hatred of Microsoft or by the ignorance of saying I never read the TOS. I also learned that most of you thought I was fat and ugly and I needed to quit eating chicken, when in reality if any of you knew me you would know since the picture was taken I have lost 28 pounds, I exercise now, I eat right, Im having intercourse with one woman. Hey, life is good. By the bye, I hate chicken, I dont like the taste of it for those that are interested. As far as Im concerned its a dead issue, I gave Google what they requested, I went with a blogging service that neither Google nor Microsoft own and I can link to any search engine I want. WordPress is a new beginning, Im one of those Im willing to let the past go and move on and not dwell on it.
EDIT: Now Google is denying it happened. Google has said on their blog there is no official stand on content put on the blog. Let me clear a few things up that have been misconstrued. I never stated that Google requested me to change to WordPress, I did so of my own accord because as I stated in the original posts I was moving to a more vendor neutral service. I never stated Google asked me to remove the blog. I moved everything here before it was removed and the only reason the Google posts were removed was simply due to the fact of the spamming and off post comments that were coming in. I also never spoke to Mr. Goldman, dont know who he is. All I know is that I havent been contacted recently as of yesterday or today by anyone at Google. While he states that no request was made from his staff it only illustrates to me that it was simply an overzealous Google employee.