Saturday, August 20, 2005

Slashdot: Google Reacts to Splogs

It seems blogger is finally going to do a tiny bit to crack down on Splogs (Spam Blogs). They are going to let users flag objectionable blogs. And after review (I suppose) those blogs will not be promoted on It is a tiny step, but at least they are waking up to the problem. I just wish they would open both eyes.

They are also finally putting in a comment captcha, though it is sadly off by default (wake up Google). This step will be a good improvement for the spam problem. It is about time Google realized just because the spam on blogspot is not effective (due to rel="nofollow") doesn't mean spammers will notice. Spammers are dumber than a box of rocks, you know.

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