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[cowiki-issues] [Issue 47] Preventing comment spam (Google specific)

Author sy_ali
Full name Sy Ali
Date 2005-02-05 04:48:36 PST
Message http://cowiki.tigris​.org/issues/show_bug​.cgi?id=47






------- Additional comments from sy_ali at tigris dot org Sat Feb 5 04:48:34 -0800 2005 -------
I dislike the idea of adding such a feature broadly. I don't believe it will
stop spam because maybe spammers are not smart enough to realise it has been
implemented.


First, I recomment a general "spam blacklist". See
http://meta.wikimedi​a.org/wiki/Spam_blac​klist (and the discussion at
http://meta.wikimedi​a.org/wiki/Talk:Spam​_blacklist )


Also, there is interesting discussion at http://meta.wikimedi​a.org/wiki/Nofollow
especially see "Reasoning", and I really like the "possible compromise" at
http://meta.wikimedi​a.org/wiki/Nofollow#​Possible_compromise

"dynamically include nofollow on young links, while links more than, say, a week
old would not have it. Then, short-lived links which are spam we haven't gotten
around to removing yet would not affect rank, while "accepted" links that have
stuck around will."

Such a feature would allow a coWiki to receive the benefit of Google ranking
without allowing spammers to benefit.

Also, tracking every link like this would allow coWiki to log how popular links
are.. or coWiki could even do a kind of broken link checking once a week by
trying the link and reading the server response. But all that is for later. =)

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[cowiki-issues] [Issue 47] Preventing comment spam (Google specific) sy_ali Sy Ali 2005-02-05 04:48:36 PST
     Re: [cowiki-issues] [Issue 47] Preventing comment spam (Goo gle specific) ytjohn John Hogenmiller 2005-02-05 07:44:04 PST
         RE: [cowiki-issues] [Issue 47] Preventing comment spam (Goo gle specific) Paul Hanchett <paulha at aracnet dot com> Paul Hanchett <paulha at aracnet dot com> 2005-02-05 08:39:21 PST
             Re: [cowiki-issues] [Issue 47] Preventing comment spam (Goo gle specific) sysy Sy Ali 2005-02-05 15:40:47 PST
                 RE: [cowiki-issues] [Issue 47] Preventing comment spam (Goo gle specific) Paul Hanchett <paulha at aracnet dot com> Paul Hanchett <paulha at aracnet dot com> 2005-02-05 19:31:16 PST
                     Re: [cowiki-issues] [Issue 47] Preventing comment spam (Goo gle specific) sysy Sy Ali 2005-02-06 06:35:16 PST
         Re: [cowiki-issues] [Issue 47] Preventing comment spam (Goo gle specific) sysy Sy Ali 2005-02-06 06:21:29 PST
             Re: [cowiki-issues] [Issue 47] Preventing comment spam (Goo gle specific) dgorski Daniel T. Gorski 2005-02-06 11:15:53 PST
                 Re: [cowiki-issues] [Issue 47] Preventing comment spam (Goo gle specific) sy_ali Sy Ali 2005-02-06 14:26:08 PST
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