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Spammers, The New Comment Moderation System, And Forum Activity

The new Blogger commenting system has been in place, in many of our blogs, for almost 3 months. Many bloggers have started to notice a marked decrease in spam, hitting our Published, and Awaiting Moderation, queues.

The spammers, who attempt to abuse our blogs, are seeing the effects of the new filters, also. They will have to increase their spamming activity, to keep a steady level of income. This will require constantly increased levels of spamming activity.

Besides posting more spam to our blogs, spammers will spend time posting in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken and similar forums, and causing confusion there. As spammer activity is increasingly attenuated, we'll see more complaints. Don't expect them to openly complain
I can't publish my comments, because they are being filtered!
as people will recognise complaints like that, and know who is publishing them. Expect more devious complaints
The new spam filters don't work! Blogger needs to trash them, and start over!!

Unfortunately for the spammers, more and more bloggers are noting that the new filters do, indeed, work - though they do require some effort. And the effort required will be more productive, with every blogger participating actively.

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