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Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 at
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Bloggerheads: The Alisher Usmanov Affair was my temporary online presence during the recent outage at Bloggerheads.com, and later evolved into a dedicated space for criticism of Alisher Usmanov, Schillings and Fasthosts.
Blogger.com has just been in touch to say that http://b-heads.blogspot.com/ “has been identified as a potential spam blog”:
It shouldn’t take too long to clear the matter up, as it obviously isn’t a spam blog… but this denial-of-service attack (triggered by a false complaint) is worth mentioning purely because it’s so damn pathetic.
UPDATE – Yes, I know that Fasthosts will be particularly sensitive to criticism this week, and it’s quite possible that they’ve hired one of those pretend-PR companies that specialise mainly in drowning/driving out negative material, but it’s also worth noting that this false complaint was acted upon the day after Bloggerheads: The Alisher Usmanov Affair turned up in Google’s top ten search results for ‘alisher usmanov’ for the first time.
UPDATE (06 Dec) – Matter sorted. Perpetrators mocked.