Friday, February 09, 2007

Blogger's spam-prevention robots

Received an email from The Blogger Team today. Seems this blog had been identified as spam as it has many similar characteristics as a spam blog. Hm...does this mean my behavior is becoming more like a bot as I am the one who is posting in this blog?
Dear Blogger user, This is a message from the Blogger Team. In order to maintain a free, high quality service, we use an automated classifier to identify spam blogs. [1] This system has detected that your blog has characteristics that resemble spam. Since you're an actual person reading this, your blog is probably not a spam blog. Automated spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and we sincerely apologize for this erroneous result. You won't be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and verify that it is not a spam blog. To request a review, please fill out the form found here: We'll take a look at your blog and unlock it in less than four business days. Please note, if we don't hear from you, we will remove your blog within 20 days. If the blog at does not belong to you, then no action is necessary on your part. Any other blogs you may have will not be affected. By using automated classification systems we've been able to dedicate more storage, bandwidth, and engineering resources to users like you instead of spammers. Thanks for your understanding. Sincerely, The Blogger Team [1]
Seems like I can't even post this article right now. Can only save as draft.

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