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#1 2005-04-04 10:44:36

dtw
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stop spammers - no follow?

Wesnoth Wiki wrote:

Spammer Alert

we use rel="nofollow" on all external links
so you will not get any Google ranking from spamming these pages

Could we not use this too?

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#2 2005-04-04 13:08:22

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

How does it work?

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#3 2005-04-06 03:03:02

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

i thought you'd know!

I'll find out...

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#4 2005-04-06 11:16:06

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

rasat wrote:

How does it work?

You just add this value to every outgoing link. Search-Engines will ignore those links. So there is no reason for spammers to spam aymore ;-)

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#5 2005-04-06 11:29:38

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

i figured it was something simple - is it a scriptable fix or wiki type specific  do we think?

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#6 2005-04-06 15:31:39

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

you could use some sort of injection at the server side... I'm not really sure... maybe cactus would know better...

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#7 2005-04-06 15:38:35

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

It would likely involve modifying the phpbb codebase. I do not know offhand how many different function calls actually deal with links.
As for it dissuading spammers, if the spammers do not know it has been added, would it indeed dissuade them? I doubt they would know inherently that nofollow is being used. I can see how it would not help them, but if they don't know, then would it effect them?


"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍

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#8 2005-04-07 08:38:09

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

um - it was more for the wiki mate not phpbb

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#9 2005-04-07 09:10:50

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

oh
:oops:


"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍

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#10 2005-04-07 17:10:58

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

Spammer Alert

we use rel="nofollow" on all external links
so you will not get any Google ranking from spamming these pages

I think that is for spambots that add their own links to the wiki or something, to increase the Google rank of those urls. As long as Arch isn't bothered by those it isn't really needed, but having it won't hurt.

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#11 2005-04-08 09:32:24

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

well - it is bothered by spam bots isn't it?!  That's why i suggested it!

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#12 2005-04-09 00:59:17

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

No, it doesn't bother them, but if a certain wiki implementation adds nofollow to all urls then it isn't interesting for certain people to make a spambot which abuses those wiki to add unrelevant urls to it. Google's ranking works by countingthe number of cross references, so that's why spamming urls on wiki pages is done by certain idiots.

At least this is how I understand it.

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#13 2005-04-09 09:59:20

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Re: stop spammers - no follow?

hold on - rasat - was or wasn't the wiki being spammed by bots from asia?

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