The answer to that question remains to be seen. However, it appears that Blogger is starting to do something about one problem - the frequently reported porn associated with the "Next Blog" link in the Navbar.
Eventually, Blogger will be able to relax its heuristic spam blog detection, which will lighten the load of complaints about falsely detected blogs. With less complaints, Blogger Anti-Spam Team can focus on the real problem.
Not bad for a Friday, especially considering yesterday's Wildfire.
Of course, we all know that this is just one symptom removed. The real problem remains.
- Blogger Support, apparently, being able to block all spam blogs from the "Next Blog" link is a start. It implies that they can identify the unwanted blogs.
- Individually identified false positives, unfortunately, will never happen. How many non-spam blogs will be blocked from "Next Blog" too? Since the "Next Blog" link is random, no blogs are ever guaranteed readers from that link. And not a lot of bloggers have the ability, or the inclination, to monitor their blogs getting readers from "Next Blog".
- So, to keep it in perspective, I don't see that the new "Next Blog" filter can be applied to the Blogosphere in general, without some pain. Maybe, though, Blogger can do some automated testing, and look for false positives and false negatives with some level of success. I hope that they will try, anyway, before they deploy the filter, currently being tested with "Next Blog", to the Blogosphere.