I found it kind of Ironic that Technorati has stopped accepting pings to let them know about updates.
Yet, can you really blame them with the influx of blogs and many who use blogs for spam etc…
It was bound to happen, so now you have to create a post and upload it with the code embedded into the post so you can claim your blog.
This is nothing new, Google, Yahoo and others have been doing this for years so they can verify the true site owner. I often find my blog posts especially on this site hijacked by scrapers.
While they do place a nofollow link from their site it is kind of deceptive if you ask me. We should always give credit where credit is due.