Google So easy to break this site. No wonder their malware detection systems suck. They can’t even get things that the public accesses right.
Facebook protects spam accounts Not only are spam accounts getting more and more plentiful on Facebook (I reported ﬁve this morning—and I guarantee they’ll still be around in a month’s time), Facebook actually prevents you from deleting them in a group queue. Here are two I tried to remove from a group I run, and pressing ‘Confirm’ multiple times does nothing. Facebook: even if you want to protect these fake accounts so you can report growing numbers, for goodness’ sake let us remove them from our group queues.
You can press the ‘X’ on the group page or ‘Ignore’ and nothing will happen, either. Also, you’ll notice Facebook has a problem with counting: there are two in the queue, but it thinks there are six.
And it begins Chuck, a.k.a. Nitecruzr, at Google Support has asked me to provide the full windows to back up my claims in the last post. No, I have no idea what difference that makes either. Will we go around in these circles again? We shall see.
In my Google Dashboard Google has always had problems with counting. Apparently I have three contacts in Google, none of which are mine. It has regularly miscounted the number of blogs I have (none, still reported as one after the last was deleted in 2009), the number of Adsense accounts (none, usually reported as one), and groups (one, presently reported as 16).
Still stuck in the queue Despite following Tumblr’s advice about changing the time in the queue, it’s still unable to publish a post as programmed. It was rescheduled for October 28 at midnight, but Tumblr automatically changed that to October 29 at midnight after a day. It also missed that slot. I’ve now changed it to October 29 at 3 p.m., GMT. It’ll be interesting to see if Tumblr manages to stick to its own schedule, but somehow I doubt it. See you on the 30th (nine days after the post was originally queued to run).
A rare Wordpress complaint Dear Wordpress: thanks for messing up the last two months of statistics on my blog with Jetpack and its automatic deactivation. Now I have no metrics on some of my blog posts during the campaign. I wish these computer bofﬁns would test their own product.
Let’s see if a time change works
Tumblr support has suggested I change the time of the constantly delayed scheduled post from 5 a.m. (as it was pushed back yet another day by the Tumblr system) to something else. Note to self: do not schedule things for 5 a.m. It’s now scheduled to go out on October 28 at midnight GMT.
And another day The incredibly on-to-it Tumblr tech guys have since refreshed my account, so we will see if this post ever publishes. Right now, Tumblr has changed the date on it again, to October 25 (it was originally scheduled for October 21 and I ﬁrst posted about it yesterday).