What, me worry?
As the comment spam filters are being trained, by blog owners such as you or me "voting" each individual comment as spam or not spam, we are starting to see modern day Alfreds asking in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken
What, me spam?or given slightly longer and more descriptive quotes
Why are my comments treated as spam by Blogger?
Harsh though this may be, your comments are treated as spam, by Blogger, because either
- Many blog owners have "voted" your comments, posted to their blogs, to be spam.
- Many blog owners have "voted" similar comments, posted by spammers, to their blogs, to be spam.
You have 3 possible courses of action.
- Continue to post these comments to these blogs.
- Post these comments to other blogs.
- Post other comments to these blogs.
The individual blog owners have the right to "vote" your comments, as they see fit. The blog owners make the final decision.
Looking at an alternate (and more annoying) scenario, it's possible that a few blog owners started out from the beginning with
What, me moderate?These owners refused to moderate comments, months ago. Instead of moderating, they have been trusting on blog obscurity, CAPTCHA verification, and / or Google authentication to restrict their commenters - and they let other blog owners, who actively moderated every comment, to set the standards.
Now that the filters are trained, these blog owners are looking in their Spam queues, and asking
Why are these comments from my faithful readers being marked as spam? I didn't do that!The answer here is
You didn't do that, intentionally. You did it by not moderating.These blog owners are learning that they have to get to work, and train the filters. And since the filters have already been trained, they probably have 2 or 3 times as much work to do, now, to correct the mistraining done to date.
Their mistake (then) is your problem (now).
If you wish to publish comments to these blogs, you will post comments that must be moderated, and explicitly designated as "Not Spam" by the owners - or you face having your blog classified as a spam host, because you are advertising your blog by posting spam comments. In extreme cases, this may leave you learning the Blogger Four Step Spam Review procedure. In other cases, you may, with our blessings, move your spammy operations to other blog hosts.