Yesterday afternoon I wrote a blog post about my gSuneido progress. In the evening I got an email saying "Your post has been deleted" because "Your content has violated our Malware and Viruses policy."
The post was just some text and a couple of screenshots. It's hard to see how it could contain malware or viruses. Of course, it was gone, so I couldn't prove that. And of course, there was no human to contact.
It was a funny because it actually made me a bit upset. I think that was partly from the feeling of helplessness against the faceless Google behemoth. A bit like dealing with the government. And it's free, so what can you say?
This morning I got another email saying "We have re-evaluated the post. Upon review, the post has been reinstated." Who exactly is "we"? Somehow I doubt that was a human. Now our software gets to use the royal "we"? I suspect it would have been more honest to say "sorry, we screwed up"
It was still not showing up, but then I found they had put it back as a draft and I had to publish it again.
A quick search found someone else reporting a similar issue and Google responding with "we're aware of the problem".
It was a good reminder to back up my content. Not that there's anything too important, but it's of nostalgic interest to me, if nothing else. (You can download from the blog Settings.)