The ultimate "Separated at Birth" - Paz Vega and Dushku
We have been going around in circles with Google for about three weeks with
their "attack site" warnings. There is no problem with our sites. Google is
simply screwed up. Examples:
(1) for two days last week they decided that scoopy.net was an attack site,
despite the fact that not a single thing has changed on that URL in years - not
a freakin' comma! Then, just as inexplicably and without anything changing on
the site, they changed their minds and gave it their benediction again!
(2) we have gone on-and-off three times with othercrap.com. Their bot thinks
there is a problem, so I ask for a review. Google then does a manual check and
removes the warnings because there is not a problem - but they make no changes
to the bot - so, of course - you guessed it - the bot puts the warnings
back up the next time it scans the site. The manual review then removes the
warnings again because there is no problem, but they still make no adjustments
to the bot, so ... well, you can guess the rest of the story. You'd think they
would figure out from this process that their bot is fucked, but this is
apparently beyond their reasoning abilities. I guess they'll get it eventually.
(3) they have now decided that Charlie's site is an attack site! This is a
particularly silly determination, since his site has no active content or
scripts. It is simply text and links to pictures, so no attacking is actually
possible. God only knows how their bot cam up with that one.
(4) Google has also been adding and removing the Movie House from the warning
sites, for reasons completely unknown to me. I have not contacted them on that
one, but as of this moment they have removed the warnings on their own. (Without
my having made any changes!)
Anyway, the Google problem can filter into our site in certain ways if you use
Firefox, because Firefox keys off Google for some functions. That browser or the
Chrome browser may prevent you from getting to the back issues or to Charlie's
site, (or sometimes to the Movie House or Other Crap).
Until they figure out their problems, there is a workaround.
You can either (1) switch temporarily to MSIE, which is immune from this glitch;
or (2) in Firefox, go to tools/options/security and uncheck "block reported
Needless to say, there is no actual harmful content anywhere. As you know, there
are not even any cookies, and there are no ads except on othercrap.com, and even
those ads are only the ones supplied by Amazon and Google itself.