GG reports that Brandy may be completed tonight.
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In one of your earliest posts about Brandy you said that you would be looking for emails about spam in the new results, that they should have the keyword "brandyupdate", and that the reports should be sent to to webmaster [at] google.com or via a spam report. Is that spam reporting arrangement still in place?
Question and Suggestion:
Can you give us any indication as to whether or not Google will be manually dealing with spammers, using spam reports for fine tuning algos, or a combination of both? "
Yes, that arrangement is still in place. We'd still love to hear feedback (or spam reports!). Regarding the second question: it will be used for both.
Just an update: we have an eager production person attempting to switch over the rest of the data centers tonight. We'll see if he makes it. :) Either way, the 64 data should be visible to most/all people within a couple days.
And here's your fun link for the day (quicktime--thought about posting it in foo, but I knew the people here would enjoy it):
Someone in Japan painted a picture of the Google home page. Then he pointed a web cam at it. So if you watch it for a while, you'll see Japanese folks checking it out. :)