lucy24 - 7:07 am on Mar 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
Why would google block the whole server (which I am assuming they are implying) instead of just blocking the spam sites / spam pages on that server?
For the same reason that people hereabouts lock out entire IP ranges or whole classes of browser-- even though we know there are bona fide humans living in the Ukraine*, real people stuck with elderly computers, and so on. Just multiply it by a few orders of magnitude.
* I once met a well-behaved Ukrainian robot. Truth.