Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
* It isn't actually accomplishing anything, or
very little. Since we
turned it on on all wikis except the English Wikipedia it seems to me
that the latter hasn't received any less linkspam.
The fact that *the* highest-profile MediaWiki site has nofollow disabled can't
possibly help in encouraging link spammers to notice it's there on the rest. :)
However discouraging it from happening in the long run is only part of what
nofollow does; the main part is just in keeping the crap that does get in from
polluting the search engines we all rely on. It's called being a good citizen.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com