Web 2.0, social network, and blogosphere spam – and what to do about it

by 1389 on June 23, 2007

in 1389 (blog admin), blogging, forums, spam, tech tips, wikis

Sooner or later, every forum moderator, blogger, blog admin, wiki organizer, or Web 2.0 aficionado will have to confront the issue of comment spammers. There are no easy answers. Posting a comment policy statement, such as that shown under the About page tab, may help to discourage human-generated spam, but ‘bot-generated spam will require other measures.

Here are some articles on the topic that may be helpful:

Sometimes, though, the bloggers and webmasters themselves are to blame for degrading the quality of the blogosphere:

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1 June 23, 2007 at 10:34 pm

Thanks for linking to my posts. It’s probably time to do an update on these issues.

I’m seeing a lot of PayPerPost comment spam lately.

2 July 6, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Steven,
If you have any more information about PayPerPost comment spam and what to do about it, please let us know and we’ll put an update link here to tell people where to find your new information.

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