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Monday, June 26, 2006


Taghop and Spam

Well, taghop now has over 150 users who have created more than 2000 posts. Things are hoting up and certain subjects seem to be getting quite popular.

I have noticed that someone has decided to create a robiot to add items to the site - not sure if i should be completemted someone took the time, but sure enough there are some automated usernames and automated posts appearing - although not too many.

Automation on the web is an interesting thing. On one hand it is needed as the level of content and sydication of it makes it impossible to authenticate and validate every source. At the same time, you want to somehow maintina a level of integrity about your data.

Creating a SPAM solution is fairly easy - i have created quite a popular one in the past. I will just need to keep an eye out and see if it gets out of hand. If it does, then the SPAM solution will be added.

If you are wondering what taghop is, then at the top of my main blog are my latest hotlinks from taghop. Browse them and get an idea of what is going on.

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