Monday, August 22, 2005

Comment spam and the inevitable move to Moveable Type.

So , having recently fallen victim to the annoying google comment spam issue, caused by an "authenticated" user, I managed to stumble on this article quoting Mark Cuban as having threatened to actually block blogspot from IceRocket. Of course the issue is that you don't have to email validate your comments, thus giving rise to all sorts of splog bots coming online in the free blogspot environment (yet another problem).

While I'm not sure whether I should care about an IceRocket listing, I do think that this is symptomatic of some larger future problem, and I will be looking at moving to something like Moveable Type in the near future.


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At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I found your blog using our blog search. Just to clear something up, we were not threatening to ban Blogger blogs, Mark simply made the comment that people using Blogger risk getting banned. We are taking steps to block blog spam from our blog search engine and along the way I am sure we will accidentally block some real blogs. If you have qurstions, feel free to contact us anytime.

Blake Rhodes


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