#2 Mar 30, 2008 22:00
This is a correction to a long-standing problem that may have gone a little further than desired. Time was when you could not post a Link to URL that would have been blocked if it came in as a comment URL, meaning you couldn't link to a real blogspot since .blogspot. is a keyword. Or Link to URL a funny story about spam if it contained something like -viagra- because that is (I'm pretty sure) a keyword.
Back in the day people wanted an option to bypass the blockade because when you're a blogger on the system that means you have permission to post stuff so how come you can't post stuff?
I do not know if there is an option to restore the blockade against posting something that would have been blocked if it was a comment. That doesn't mean it's not there: just that I haven't seen it anywhere yet. But hey if you don't trust your bloggers to not link to actual spam sites why give them permission to post?
Personally I'm bummed to hear it still blocks links in post text given that it doesn't block links in the Link to URL field.