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Posting At High Rates Results In Restrictions

For a long time, blog owners who would frequently publish many posts in one day would report the anguish of having to solve a CAPTCHA.
  • Blogger Help Why do I have word verification on my posting form? explains the necessity, and the limitation.
    This restriction is in place as much to control the load on our servers as to prevent explicit spam. Therefore, there is not a whitelisting review process to exempt individual blogs.

    If you use Post Editor to publish, and you post at high daily volumes, you'll discover this restriction.

    You may have to solve a CAPTCHA, each time that you publish, when you pass a certain (unstated) volume limit. The limit resets each day - though how the days start and end, based upon Blogger being a 24 hour a day product - and what clock you live by, this may be a source of confusion. Reliably, all that you can predict is that, if you start seeing a CAPTCHA based upon posting volume, you will have to wait some hours for the CAPTCHA to go away.

    Some time ago, enterprising spammers saw a way around the posting volume CAPTCHA, and started posting using email, through Mail-to-Blogger. Blogger found out about that, and imposed the CAPTCHA requirement on Mail-to-Blogger. That was a useless gesture, as it simply stopped high daily volume posting completely - since nobody using email saw the CAPTCHA.

    Recently, Blogger removed the CAPTCHA from Mail-to-Blogger publishing, and now saves posts, published at high volumes, as Drafts. If you are publishing posts using Mail-to-Blogger, and find that your posts aren't being published, look at your Edit Posts menu, and see if your posts are being saved as Drafts.

    If you see your posts being saved as Drafts, simply display Drafts, select all (or some) of the pending posts, and hit "Publish Selected". It's a simple compromise - 30 seconds of extra work, avoiding having to solve a CAPTCHA for each post, to publish as many posts en masse as you wish. I think that's a pretty good compromise.

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  • Comments

    Tauf said…
    yap, after 50 posts we would need to fill captcha

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