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WTF?! Google Groups really hates me!

There are no other owners for the group, I have no idea what is going on…

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Update: Looks like Google disabled my account, for reasons known only to it. I had to go through a “send me an SMS to activate it” loop, but now it is working.

Comments

Dave
06/04/2010 06:34 AM by
Dave

I didn't know Google account could expire? I think Google have to work on their 'error' messages..

Sean
06/04/2010 07:55 AM by
Sean

Maybe someone tried to brute force their way into your account so Google locked it out?

Agreed on the error messages!

James
06/04/2010 08:50 AM by
James

Maybe you have a split personality and your evil side blocked you out for a laugh?

Gian Maria
06/04/2010 09:57 AM by
Gian Maria

Definitively agree with James :) surely your dark side banned you from the group :).

Alk.

Andrew
06/04/2010 02:38 PM by
Andrew

Did you piss yourself off, perhaps?

Phil
06/04/2010 04:33 PM by
Phil

What evil did you do to the group? Did you say: "java coding is programming once, debugging everywhere"?

Troy
06/04/2010 07:39 PM by
Troy

namespace Ayende.Access

{

using System;

using System.Reflection;


class Access

{

    private static void Main(string[] args)

    {

        var shouldWe = new ShouldWe();

        shouldWe.LetAyendeIn();

    }

}


public sealed class ShouldWe : GoogleGroupAccess

{

}


public abstract class GoogleGroupAccess

{

    public virtual void LetAyendeIn()

    {

        Console.WriteLine("Welcome Oren!");

    }


    public GoogleGroupAccess()

    {

        if (!IfWeShouldNot("LetAyendeIn", GetType()))

        {

            Console.WriteLine("Sorry\n The owner of the group has banned you from this group.");

            Console.ReadKey();

        }

    }


    private bool IfWeShouldNot(string methodName, Type derivedType)

    {

        MethodInfo method = derivedType.GetMethod(methodName);

        return method != null && (method.Attributes & MethodAttributes.NewSlot) == 0 && derivedType.IsSealed;

    }

}

}

Troy
06/04/2010 07:42 PM by
Troy

The must have screwed up their triple negative if ;)

Greg Law
06/05/2010 12:06 AM by
Greg Law

You aren't the first person that has been locked out of Google Groups for unknown and/or semi-random reasons. You might consider creating a secondary admin account in case it happens again.

Hector
06/05/2010 01:57 AM by
Hector

About a month and a half ago, some Google servers were hacked. There were quite a few user credentials stolen. Google has implemented some security measures that can seem as paranoid.

Both my wife and my account were locked out, and we had to do the SMS thing. This was for Gmail, as far as I've been able to corroborate. A couple other friends had their credentials stolen as well. The hackers have been sending spam, until we changed our passwords. I actually saw several attempts to use my account while logged in.

Nick
06/10/2010 02:23 PM by
Nick

I guess you post so much Google thinks you must be a robot.

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