05 October 2007

Something Interesting About This Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed something about this blog had changed.

To publish a new post required a word verification.

'Hmmmmmmmmmmmm,' thought I, 'hmmmmmmmmmmmm.' And dropped it.

Today, having a few extra minutes, I clicked on the little red box with the question mark to find out what was going on.

I found out, all right! Someone had decided that The Road To Khalistan is a SPAM BLOG.

And what is a SPAM BLOG?

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.

I also found out that one way they find spam blogs is when someone flags a blog. I would guess that is what happened, as our posts are not irrelevent, repetitive or nonsensical, although I realise some may think so. And we don't have that many links. Does that mean someone doesn't like us? *sarcastically* Oh, let me go have a cry!

I realise this post has nothing to do with Sikhi or Khalistan or being a Sikh. But I thought it was interesting, and it was a Net-thing I'd never heard of. Just sharing the knowledge.

And I have asked them to remove the 'block' they put on this blog.

As of today, it has not been removed. 6 October 2007 mlhpnr

HURRAY!!! I just came here and as of today, 8 October 2007, we are officially NOT A SPAM BLOG!!!!


  1. It also happens if you post more than once on the same day. I had the same issue, and after I submitted my blog, my blog was removed from "spam" within two days. It takes a little time as it's checked manually, and not by using some software. I think you won't get the word verification before publishing within a couple of days. :)

  2. Amit,

    Thanks for the info.

    OK. I am removing my paranoia hat just now!



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