January 31st, 2005

  • evan

link spammer interview / trackback

The Register has an interview with the sorts of spammers I spend some of my time at work fighting. I noticed this in particular, regarding nofollow: “And there’ll just be trackback spamming.”

One of the few non-LJ things I read is Many2Many and I noticed a few days ago that they have nofollow on links and not trackbacks, and it appears that spammers have noticed too. But I’m sure as trackback spam picks up people will fix that, too.

I have high hopes for bradfitz getting an opportunity to fix trackback, too. I remember him sketching out an auth scheme a few years ago.