What Happened?

If you’re a regular visitor of In Third Person, you’re probably wondering what happened with all the changes and assorted blog posts that all hit on the same day. I owe you an explanation.

Last week, my blog got shut down by Google because the robots thought it was a spam blog. The robots took offense to the fact that I wanted to use a bunch of IGN pictures for my Street Fighter IV for iPhone post and give them credit for their images. Google has not been helpful in getting my blogged unlocked. In fact, a week after requesting a review, they relocked my blog and made me request another review.

Instead of waiting for someone at Google to maybe review my case and renew my blog, I decided to take this show on the road. I have imported everything to WordPress with mixed results. If you’re looking at this as I’m typing this, all the images are messed up in terms of size. Over the coming days, I will be going back to reformat all my posts as well as remove image credits so that I don’t run into this problem again. Sure, I’m bound to upset one or two people that claim I’m stealing their image, but I’d rather deal with their complaints and give them credit if they ask rather than having soulless robots shut me down over nonsense.

In the meantime, I posted a number of entries that should have run earlier, but Google bots snuffed when they locked my blog. I will be messing around with the images and overall look of the blog to make everything proper again, but it’s going to take me some time. However, there will still be a steady stream of new posts for you to check out while I fix everything.

Unless Google unlocks my old blog, I don’t have a way of communicating to those who found my blog through the Blogger address that I’ve moved. That part sucks. Let’s hope someone on Google’s end can fix the old blog just so I can tell everyone to come on over. Regardless of where this blog goes in the future, you can always find it at www.inthirdperson.com.

If you’re finding my blog for the first time, I’m glad you’re here. I’ve written a lot about video games and I hope you enjoy my writing and perspective.

So that’s where everything is at. Thank you for your continued support and I hope you find reason to keep coming back to In Third Person, wherever I end up hosting it.

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