Google has publically responded to the current splog issue. Actually they haven't done anything but to make a statement on the problem at hand. Only thing they've done that's different than two days ago is to publish a list of deleted subdomins. Of course that doesn't do anything to prevent or deter splogs. As I read what Google had to say, I can't help but feel unsatisfied with it. Obviously this splog problem has reached some level of critical mass and it was something that they can no longer ignore or sweep it under a rug as they've been doing all this long. I get the impression that this statement was more of a public relations move in trying to show that they understand the scope of the problem. However the words they've used are very wishy-washy and they've failed to convince me that they are taking serious measure to address the problem head on. I quote, "We can also make it more difficult for suspected spammers to create content." This is far different than stating that they are planning to do just that. I think it's long overdue for some real actions on the part of Google to do something. It's pretty clear the Flag as Objectionable button doesn't work and it has failed miserably. Depending on time of day there is just as many splogs in Next Blog ring as before flagging was implemented. Well, it does works great as a placebo but not much else. I think Google's response is yet another placebo to calm people down yet it lacks any real substance for me to be satisfied.
In the mean time I will back up my harsh criticisms of late with whatever I can do to help the situation. I will be submitting thousands of splogs in coming days for Google to delete.