Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Humans fighting spam

On another blog which I use for lecture material, I just made a post with a series of links to ads, examples for a lecture I am giving tomorrow. After several drafts I posted it and didn't think more about it, until I had to update the post. That's when I discovered that my blog had been registered as a potential spam blog.

I had to type in a word verification in order to post, in this way proving that I am human. I also submitted a request to have my blog read by a person in order to verify that it's not a spam blog. A real human being is obviously the best way to fight spam.

I am waiting, curious to see what happens. The blog is mostly in Norwegian, so who knows, it may all appear to be nonsense to the human eye of a non-Norwegian speaker. And if so, what will happen? Will my entire lecture blog be deleted, to avoid spam?


theblackscorpio said...

They'll probably see your profile in the sidebar with your cv, and not delete it. But it is an interesting case indeed!

Torill said...

Today I checked to see if I can post and not have to type in the word verification and yay, I can! Reassuring to know I am not writing a spamblog, almost disappointing to have what could have been a great story stopped by human common sense, and interesting to note that humans still need to assist the clever Google programming.