Ok, the former part of the headline is old news obviously. But what I’m wondering is what this will mean for the site in terms of improvements. Things function rather well, no real complaints there. But there are a few pretty simple modifications/fixes that would be nice to see sooner rather than later:

  • The homepage’s link to what should be the main directory page for blogs/sites beginning with numbers (perhaps characters as well) points to¬† http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/community/#/ which isn’t exactly a working URL.
  • I also don’t like the fact that besides email notifications, there really isn’t a differentiation or a way to visibly (even if just for the member’s eyes only) tell who has added you as a contact if you initiated the contact-adding to begin with.
  • I think they’re in “let’s fluff the numbers mode, it makes us look HUGE” by not requiring any type of email confirmation. I mean, if not for the boost in “membership” numbers, then why else make it that easy for spammers? Frofiles, sprofiles, whatever you call ‘em there’s tons of fake ones.
  • Would be nice if there was a link to “more hot communities” and “more new communities” rather than just the few they link to with the thumbnails.
  • I have a feeling that once they’ve sufficiently used blogs to gain enough members, they’ll allow people to require that members be part of their community before those members images shows on the bloglogroll or whatever that thing is called. Then, site/blog owners could permanently just ban people from their groups. Makes it a little harder for people to do things like put cute little images in mybloglog blog rolls.
  • Would be nice if there was a clear way to add multiple authors to one blog/site. It does say “Authors” above the picture area for the author.

As far as dealing with spam they can easily flag accounts or take other measures when they see too many consecutive page reloads. But obviously anyone worth their weight in canned spam is going to take a differen approach. You can just load the URL that triggers your image to appear on a blogroll and counts as a visit to the blog (I assume on that last part), so that has to be watched for as well.