Please read, guys!!
I'm a lurker in the Coffee Shop, which is a blogger forum where you can talk to other bloggers. I've been there since I started this blog, and I'm a level 13. Once you hit level 10, you get the title of "blogger addict" under your username, usually. That hasn't been updated in a while, and we don't know why. So there's a lot of level 10's and higher with no title.
Anyway, a couple weeks ago, a handful of users (the regulars there who'd post at least everyday in the forums) started to be randomly deleted, meaning their profiles and blogs. A friend of mine got hers deleted, and when Google emailed her, she just had to put in her cell number and it was fine, everything came back.
However, today, three of the regulars (who've all been in the Shop for a while, longer than I have) were randomly deleted. Their blogs, profiles and google accounts were deleted. One of the users tried making a new SN, and was able to post comments for a while. Then all of his comments posted started to disappear/be deleted as soon as they were posted.
So far, one of the Top Contributors, NitCruzr knows about this. The others seem to not know, yet. None of us know what the hell is going on and why we're randomly disappearing.
So this is just a warning, that while I doubt it will happen, if my blog is suddenly gone on your dashboard or follow list, I did not randomly delete my blog and give up, it's just Google Error or a hacker! I'm not sure how I would find you guys again, only way I can think of is if I post in the coffee shop and you find my (hopefully old) blog there. I'll be using a user name similar to "ampelamati" or "angelamp" or something like it.
Only if I'm deleted, though. If nothing happens, then great!
To other bloggers : I doubt this will happen to you guys, but you should export your blog and save your blogger templates in case anything happens. You can export/save your blog by going to Dashboard > Settings > and under "Blog Tools" is an option to "export blog." Do so, it will save all of your posts! And to save your template, if it's HTML or code, just go to Settings > Design > Edit HTML and copy your code into a word document or something.
Lets all hope I don't get deleted, eh?