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#31 2005-01-20 12:01:44

michaelkpate
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_prblock

> zem wrote:

> Incidentally, the nofollow technique is causing quite a stir in the SEO world.

Yeah, I happened across this post yesterday. My feeling is that while it may not stop the spammers from doing it, at least we can disincentivize the results as much as possible. And as for the SEO world, they are always upset about something or another.

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#32 2005-01-20 12:31:23

ubernostrum
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_prblock

I think Textpattern is relatively safe, but I agree with those who say that posting a notice on your site does no good; most spammers have programs which simply run a Google search for “mt-comments.cgi” and then start posting comments on all the sites which come up as results. They never look at the sites they’re spamming.


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#33 2005-01-20 13:10:01

Jeremie
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_prblock

> zem wrote:

> Incidentally, the nofollow technique is causing quite a stir in the SEO world.

Oh – my – god

These guys are… well I can’t find the appropriate english word for it…

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#34 2005-01-20 17:46:20

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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_prblock

Are you guys aware that Shaun has issued an update so that ShortStat can do this for you?


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#35 2005-01-21 02:05:14

Andrew
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_prblock

I just had another thought. In addition to a nofollow whitelist, perhaps an additional option in comment administration can be enabled (if you’ve set nofollow to TRUE on your site) so that you could manually disable nofollow on a per-comment basis. Ideas?

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#36 2005-01-21 02:44:00

ramanan
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_prblock

Computer, that would be ideal. I think the implementation would have to be quite different from what zem has done however.

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#37 2005-01-21 02:56:20

Andrew
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_prblock

yeah, I’m referring to what could be done post-assimilation into the Txp core.

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#38 2005-01-21 06:50:32

bleveck
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_prblock

Oh – my – god

Jeremie … are you sure you are from France and not Los Angeles? = )

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#39 2005-01-21 07:04:23

Jeremie
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_prblock

Quite sure, never been to the US :-)

The forum linked reminded me of some Friends episodes :-D

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#40 2005-01-21 07:07:41

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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_prblock

I’m hoping for someone to come up with some sort of “nofollow” mini-banner/icon that looks good enough to be widely adopted.
Something the spammers would learn to recognize immediately.

Last edited by tenthumbs (2005-01-21 07:10:05)

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