#2 Sep 17, 2006 16:24
TENS OF THOUSANDS of people have reported various keywords with ".blogspot.com" in them. That particular keyword has about 100 reports. "blogspot.com" has about 100 reports. "blogspot" has about 100 reports. There are over THREE THOUSAND reported keywords that would have been blocked by ".blogspot.com", so it is probably the most heavily reported source of spam in our database. It is therefore one of the strongest antispam keywords we have.
You will NOT have to unban it (or any other published keyword you've decided to allow) each time you update your local copy. The system doesn't work that way. You only get keywords published AFTER your last update. Thus if you think "xxx" is okay you can unban it and will never get that keyword again. People do that by the way. They unblock "xxx" then report keywords that would have been blocked by "xxx".
All users are free to use or not use the central keyword list, to unban keywords they think should not be banned, and to report keywords that would have been blocked by a keyword they unbanned. Don't worry - you won't see it again (unless you alter one of the fields in your settings table in your database).