One more reason I love G-Blog

There has been a LOT of buzz the last couple of days about Google’s new “nofollow” link attribute intended to combat comment spam, including discussions about why it won’t help or how to abuse it.

I’m not going to link to any of the discussions here, but they’re easy to find. I just wanted to point out that I’ve never been comment spammed on G-Blog. Why? Becuase G-Blog requires you to have an account before you can leave a comment on a blog here, and if a spammer felt it was worth it to do so, I’m sure they’d get marked as a ‘bozo’ pretty quickly.

Just wanted to say thanks again to Gossip for building such an awesome site. 🙂

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Robert Belknap has been writing online sporadically since 2001. See the colophon for more details.

17 thoughts on “One more reason I love G-Blog”

  1. Well, thanks. I still plan on building a new version. The mind is willing, but the flesh is playing WoW all the time. 😉

  2. Don’t even tempt me to start spamming!

    If I’ve become better with age, PJG will be nothing compared to what I’m able to do now…

    Edited on Jan 20th 2005, 21:18 by Huricos

  3. the discussions keep on heating up. (about no-follow, I mean.) I’m pretty sure this thing isn’t going to work they way Google and its supporters initially thought it would.

    hey Gossip, maybe you should show the world how it should be done and write a “Referral-Spam-Fucker 3000” script. 🙂

    Edited on Jan 21st 2005, 14:58 by Hooloovoo

  4. It seemed such an innocuous comment. But by making it, Hooloovoo realized that he may have put a bug in Gossip’s ear. One that would likely annoy the master programmer with it’s incessant buzzing until he came up with a solution that would squash it forever.

    As Hooloovoo sits in front of his web browser and considers this, he wonders at the horrors he may have unwittingly unleashed upon the world of the spammers.

    The thought makes him smile.



    Edited on Jan 22nd 2005, 20:24 by Hooloovoo

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