Sunday, February 21, 2010

Blogspam, Foresight, and Smart vs. Wise

So here's this Chinese speaking character leaving fat, juicy spambait comments all over my blogs. And there's nothing I can do with it today other than simply delete the comments (which I will keep doing, have no doubts).

But the question is, why the hell Google doesn't provide a "report spam" button next to "delete comment" button, so their robots can nail the bastard?

And even a better question is, when do they, in addition to hiring all Young Bright Minds, get someone with foresight and ability to think on a bigger scale, so they stop stepping on the same rakes over and over again?

Unfortunately, the answer to the last question would be "not soon", because (as I was already writing here (automated translation)), they seem to favor bright people over wise. Well, maybe that's good for whatever they plan to do (words "world domination" briefly flash in my mind), but this is definitely not a consolation to all those that have been burned by their gaffes. Especially preventable ones.

So, like it let's mark the clock and see how much time it gets them to add the "report spam" button on Blogspot blogs. I can even promise not to sue them for the idea, not that there will be any credit given just like a dozen others that have been published right ere on this blog well before they've been implemented by Google. Yeah, I know, it's not the idea, it's the execution that matters. Sure, dear.

UPDATE: The "report spam" button was first spotted on Friday, August 13th 2010 - half a year later. Good work. Kinda.

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