Re: LinkType MADE (fwd)

MegaZone (
Thu, 12 Feb 1998 01:38:44 -0800 (PST)

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 01:38:44 -0800 (PST)
From: MegaZone <>
Subject: Re: LinkType MADE (fwd)

Once upon a time Benjamin Franz shaped the electrons to say...
>Possibly because both 'made' and 'owner' have been so extensively strip
>mined by web crawling spambots that even people who *used* to use them now
>deliberately omit them to reduce their junk mail load. I *NEVER* expose an

I don't.  We've used them on the Livingston site for years and that
address hardly ever gets spammed, so I don't see it is a major problem.
I also use it on other sites I run and the same thing.

What I like to do is setup a dedicated address - my favorite is 'spider@'
just because I like it better than 'webmaster' and I don't have to
deal with silly gender questions - and a box for that address.  You
could even use a special address just in the LINK header, different
than one you put on the page say, and then you'd know exactly who was
scoping for the address.

But I still say use it - some browsers do the right thing and support it,
and using it and asking MS and NS to do it might finally get them to
support something so bloody basic.

>intelligent with it. Last time I checked, even Lynx couldn't handle
>anything except mailto: for the HREF - handling http: would be much

Lynx handles any URL types now from what I've seen.

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