We had to run through and clean house of a bunch of blogs this week. In the process we deleted hundreds of blogs that were not being used, and edited some of the user blogs on site here as well.
A few blogs received some quick spelling error fixes courtesy of our over-achieving blog checker – if that bothers the few of you that had that happen, we apologize for doing so! Very few blogs had any of thier content edited, most of the changes to user blogs had to do with some minor settings, and adding a profile link in the widgetized sidebar to make it easier for people who find your blog, to find your profile and connect. There were some other important changes as well.
Many of the blog hosted on adults only space had some of the comment settings changed to only allow registered, logged in users to make comments. This is an effort to reduce the amount of spam comments that some of the blogs here have received. This should become the default setting in the near future.
Many blogs were deleted as well. If you had setup a blog, but not made any posts to it, it was most likely deleted. You can still create a new blog, but we ask that anyone who does so makes some original posts to them. Some users who had setup blogs that were based upon spamming were also deleted.
We will be making some updates to the rules here that specifies some of our quality guidelines for blogging here, and some of the other changes that we are working on in the near future.