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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Word Verification for Blogspot posts

Blogger is trying to reduce spam blogs. They wrote to me this morning:
Hello,

Thank you for writing in about the word verification field on the posting form. This feature is meant to be a spam reduction mechanism for BlogSpot in general, and is applied to certain potential spam blogs by an automated system. Because this is automated there will necessarily be some false positives, though we are continually working on improving our algorithms to avoid these. Having the word verification on your posting form does not mean that your blog will be deleted or otherwise punished if it is not actually in violation of our policies.

We apologize for any inconvenience it has caused and we appreciate your patience as we work on improving this system for our users while also decreasing blog spam.

Sincerely,
Blogger Support
That is cool, but I'd prefer not having to type in 'pnjzd' to make a blog post or 'etxvgxgw' to edit one.

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