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Re: ESW wiki: spam and maillists

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 11:13:08 -0500
To: ot@w3.org, Andrew Cates <Andrew.Cates@sos-uk.org.uk>
Cc: public-esw@w3.org, public-i18n-geo@w3.org
Message-Id: <1122653588.31751.283.camel@localhost>

On Fri, 2005-07-29 at 16:56 +0100, Andrew Cates wrote:
> Dan,
> I have noticed that this month someone subscribed
> public-i18n-geo@w3.org  to be updated with all changes on the ESW
> wiki, in a way which means links ´changed¡ on the wiki appear on the
> mail-lists http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-i18n-geo/ as
> live links.  
> I think this is a bad move because lists.w3 is read by google, have
> some page rank and links are given credit. So if a spammer puts up a
> link, the mail-list credits the link, and then when I delete the link,
> the mail-lists credit the link a second time. 

You seem to have a good point, but I'm not sure what
to do about it.

Olivier, would you please take the ball on this?
Or perhaps Richard?

> I am not sure who or how this mail list was subscribed to changes on
> the wiki but I think it was a bad idea. It will not take very long
> before spammers realize this wiki feature and start bombarding it
> (even with the bad-links protection)
> I found this because I searched for a spammer to check if they had
> spammed elsewhere and found they were all over lists.w3.org

Which spammer? (feel free to tell me in private mail to avoid
endorsing them via lists.w3.org ).

> Andrew Cates
> http://catesfamily.org.uk
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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