Why I’m for TypeKey

Filed as General on March 22, 2004 7:53 pm

by Duncan

Duncan Riley> I’ll preface this commentary by stating that despite some concerning aspects about how TypeKey will work, and my reluctance to p*ss more people off after last weeks episode, I’m for TypeKey. Why?
Two words
“BLOG SPAM”.
I couldn’t care less if SixApart was really an undercover operation of the CIA created to spy on bloggers and Ben Trott was really an international assassin who is using his high amount of international deal signing to knock off anti-US bloggers. I am sick and tired of Blog Spam, and I’d consider selling my soul to not have to spend 30 minutes every evening deleting spam that MTBlackList has failed picking up. I am sick and tired of free loaders trying to boost their Google PageRank by trying to obtain free advertising on this site by flooding this Blog (if they want to advertise they can pay for it). If you’ve not experienced Blog Spam you may not understand, but for the many of you out there reading this article that have, you will understand. Any thing the Trott’s do to stamp Blog Spam out will be beneficial not only to the dedicated bloggers who spend countless hours deleting and trying in vain to protect their beloved sites against Blog Spam, it will benefit the blogosphere as a whole to bring back a time when comments were interesting and not full of advertising.

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  1. By Levo posted on March 22, 2004 at 8:26 pm
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    This is the first that I have heard of the feature and I have done a search for it. I think that this could be a useful feature for the big weblogs that are getting many hits a day. But for small timers like me I dont think that this software is a worth while feature to venture into. I cant say that I do care either if SixApart is a CIA operation it is not as if the world is not being controlled by them in someway or another anyways we just cannot avoid it. So for sites just like this one I believe that it could become a worth while feature.

  2. By Vicki Smith posted on March 28, 2004 at 5:53 am
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    You could make a case for Moveable Type being the Microsoft of the weblog world and weblog spam on MT (and TP as well)sites being a problem for a combination of reasons having to do with efficient, purposeful targeting and mebbe some bad code.

    It may work, but do we really want to make individual owners of TP weblogs pay to prevent someone from exploiting what may be bad code? It seems to let the developers off the hook awfully easily.

    At the very least, this should be free to people who have paid for the weblog product.

    I am wondering if the system BlogWare uses where folks have to signup/register and then answer an Email sent to the address they are using might not be a better solution. At least then you know that the Email address is valid, and you have something to go on if it has been used to spam.

  3. By Vicki Smith posted on March 28, 2004 at 5:54 am
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    You could make a case for Moveable Type being the Microsoft of the weblog world and weblog spam on MT (and TP as well)sites being a problem for a combination of reasons having to do with efficient, purposeful targeting and mebbe some bad code.

    It may work, but do we really want to make individual owners of TP weblogs pay to prevent someone from exploiting what may be bad code? It seems to let the developers off the hook awfully easily.

    At the very least, this should be free to people who have paid for the weblog product.

    I am wondering if the system BlogWare uses where folks have to signup/register and then answer an Email sent to the address they are using might not be a better solution. At least then you know that the Email address is valid, and you have something to go on if it has been used to spam.