Blog Owners Report Disabled GMail / Google Accounts, With A Variety Of Other Symptoms

Right now, we are seeing a small but steady stream of blog owners who are reporting disabled Google accounts, which are causing widely varied secondary symptoms. Some blog owners report disabled Blogger accounts, with either locked or deleted blogs. Other Google services, such as Orkut, Picasa, and YouTube, may or may not be affected.

This scenario is similar to - and possibly confused with - the earlier reported Problems With Spam Classification - February 2011, but with one notable difference - the earlier problem involved instructions to authenticate ownership of blogs affected. In this case, it's not possible to do that, as the Google accounts are then described as disabled.

There is no forum rollup discussion, as the symptoms are too varied, and too easily confused with normal spam deletions / locked blogs. If your Google or GMail account is disabled, I'll ask that you start a new discussion or post into an existing discussion started by you (please, no piggybacking on discussions started by other people!) in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, and indicate "Disabled Blogger / GMail / Google (as appropriate) account" in the Question summary. Please state other disabled services - such as Blogger, BlogSpot, Orkut, Picasa, and YouTube - in the body of the problem report. Please also quote the body of any advice received, so we can diagnose the problem, to some extent.


(Update 2011/02/21 16:00): Blogger Support has acknowledged ownership of the problem, but states that diagnosis will start 2/22 because 2/21 is a national holiday.

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