Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Blogger spam blocking affects Blogjet posting

Although I had heard that Blogger had installed a visual barrier for posting to reduce splogs, today was the first time that I had trouble posting to my blog from Blogjet. I received an error with a URL to request a human review of my blog by someone at Blogger to allow an exemption for me to be released from having to use the visual barrier every time I post. Currently, until my human review is complete, my Blogjet-authored posts are saved as drafts to the Blogger site, where I have to log in and enter the visual barrier letters in order to post.

I’m glad that Blogger has installed this system to reduce splogs and furthermore I am glad that there is a human review process to allow exemptions for blogs that are obviously not spolgs. To be honest, the process right now is a pain in the ass, but I have high hopes that the human review will yield an exemption for me. I will say that I would be ok with a visual barrier system that was accessed via an API through Blogjet (or other blog authoring programs, for that matter).

I’ll keep you posted on how things develop. Off I go to hit the post button, log into Blogger, enter the visual barrier text, and post this.

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