This has been a very difficult and unusual day to say the least.
I know many blog readers believed that I was running a prank for April Fools day. Did it ever occur to anyone that I was the victim of an April Fools prank?
I have known for many months that someone was trying various combinations of passwords to get into the blog. I was a little too confident in my BTOT password. In retrospect I have bandied the "think outside the box" clue a little too much and today I paid the price for my hubris.
Everything on this blog today, including the last post by "Google Administrator" suspending the blog, was and is a fake.
During the time the blog was taken over there were comments that were made that violated the rules I have for this blog. I have reviewed the comments today and removed the offending ones. However, if I missed one, please let me know immediately. To those individuals who had their personal appearance ridiculed, please accept my apologies.
I have learned more about passwords and internet security today then I ever wanted to know. There are a number of random password generators on the web, and I can assure you I will be using one frequently to make sure something like this never happens again.
What happened today is part of blog history, so while I have removed the offending comments, I will not remove the posts.
The individual destroyed the blog poll about who should be the next PD and also removed the picture that accompanied my comments. I will search for a new Rumpole picture. But other than that, things should remain the same.
See You In Court.