SPAM and SEO Black-Hats

Due to an influx of spam and SEO black-hat methods, I thought it would be prudent to post the following:

SPAM is not allowed.

  • Going back to very old posts and posting comments that contain hidden links or links only marginally related to the commentary itself are SPAM.
  • Creating new posts that contain hidden links is SPAMming and will not be tolerated.
  • Posting content taken from another location, verbatim, without permission and without due credit for the content creator and original publisher is illegal, regardless of whether the content actually contains SPAM.

This weekend, we will implement and test a new anti-spam module to help cut down the number of posts (whether comments or full-fledged posts) that are SPAM related.

Stay tuned, and let us know what you think.