[WikiEN-l] Flickr tells the SEOs to go away too
oldakquill at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 20:30:16 UTC 2008
On 25/02/2008, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Oldak Quill <oldakquill at gmail.com> wrote:
> > How about based on link maturity? A fresh link (under 20 days, e.g.)
> > has nofollow to prevent spam links being added, those links which have
> > survived many eyes over 20 days have nofollow removed.
> Last time I did a big scrub I found plenty of overt nastyness (direct
> links to trojans, browser crashing popup spam sites, etc) that were in
> articles for long spans of time.
> My working theory was that established heavy duty users don't follow
> external links too often since they take them away from the site, and
> the casual users don't know or care enough to remove bad ones. True
> or not, externals very clearly get little oversight on EnWP.
> First there needs to come some level of recorded review/oversight.
> Simply trusting that the links will get seen as is done today is
> demonstrably highly failure prone. Once that exists, teaching nofollow
> to follow it is 'just' technical details.
How about new URLs being submitted to a Special:Externallinks, each
item on the list has a "verify" or "reject" button which trusted users
can use to work through these systematically? Once a URL is either
verified or rejected it is removed from the list.
Oldak Quill (oldakquill at gmail.com)
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