Well this morning I logged into Blogger to discover that my application for including AdSense advertising on my blog was disapproved. I received no email notification of this, and following the links provided only takes me to generic pages with a host of potential reasons. I am unable to determine the specific reason my blog was denied.
There is nothing pornographic about this blog, and regarding the games I post about I have seen several other currently active blogs do the same thing and they are running AdSense advertising. I can resubmit my application, but only after correcting the violations which the process does absolutely nothing to detail to me so that I may correct them.
I have used Blogger since 2007 and have several blogs, personal and gaming. Never once did I receive any notification of being in violation of anything regarding Blogger rules and regulations. When I say never, I literally mean never: I stopped running my own custom domain to come to Blogger and if there was an issue reported to me I would have jumped right on it.
As it stands now, I have no idea why the application was disapproved, no easy way of learning why and the only recourse presented to me is to reapply (after correcting the issues that have not been identified and are virtually impossible to discern).
Unfortunately in my experience using Blogger, this is pretty much standard operating procedure for a portal whose help documentation appears to be at least a decade out of date on most topics.
To be honest I am completely disgusted with Blogger and may be ending my use of their free service.