Friday, July 10, 2009

Blogger: Content Policy

Blogger: Content Policy: "In order to uphold these values, we need to curb abuses that threaten our ability to provide this service and the freedom of expression it encourages. As a result, there are some boundaries on the type of content that can be hosted with Blogger. The boundaries we've defined are those that both comply with legal requirements and that serve to enhance the service as a whole."

because I use as an image server, Googles's ante-spam bot has locked one of my blogs again - It needs a better algorithm

photographs and walks: "The box brownie of 1900 has been replaced by the videophone , Sony competes with Eastman Kodak and I need to take long walks for my health"

This blog, photographs and walks. has been locked due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations. You may not publish new posts until your blog is reviewed and unlocked.

This blog will be deleted within 20 days unless you request a review.

What Are Spam Blogs?

As with many powerful tools, blogging services can be both used and abused. The ease of creating and updating webpages with Blogger has made it particularly prone to a form of behavior known as link spamming. Blogs engaged in this behavior are called spam blogs, and can be recognized by their irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text, along with a large number of links, usually all pointing to a single site.

Spam blogs cause various problems, beyond simply wasting a few seconds of your time when you happen to come across one. They can clog up search engines, making it difficult to find real content on the subjects that interest you.

They may scrape content from other sites on the web, using other people's writing to make it look as though they have useful information of their own. And if an automated system is creating spam posts at an extremely high rate, it can impact the speed and quality of the service for other, legitimate users.

Spamdexing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Spam blogs, also known as splogs, are fake blogs created solely for spamming. They are similar in nature to link farms."