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.

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influx of of one paragraph diaries that really had little to nothing to say. Hiding spam links in the html... Sheesh! Amateurs.

schedule posts so that you can pre-plan a few for different days.

I've been doing that lately, and it works well.

For example, I scheduled last Monday's early morning Open Thread the day before; at the same time, I scheduled another Monday Morning open thread for this upcoming Monday.

Just a little while ago, I scheduled an early morning open thread for tomorrow.

So, we've got content that will auto-post itself to the front page as Open Threads and start off some days with a jump.

We can also plan ahead and schedule things for particular days we know we'll be covering, or for holidays or special events.

The only thing we'd need to do in order to ensure that we don't overlap with new stuff is to create a page that shows us scheduled posts, so that we can see whether anything is scheduled for a day and plan our own days accordingly.

Interested...?

we would talk about setting up a Posting Que that we can put stuff in for more regularly scheduled stuff and then we could work around it for "Breaking Stuff" and promoting material, etc..

Some days we have 3 or 4 posts to choose from and others there is slim to none pickings, though I have noticed that some of you have been going out of your way to add material opn Wednesdays more often lately.. I just keep popping in and looking and if the front page hasn't changed in a couple/few hours I've been promoting something or posting something if there are no posts.

Doing it that way seems a little nuts when we have the Que there to use.

I'll walk you through the scheduler.

I just don't know where to find it afterwards? lol I have done it a few times for a morning post (as you do) so the next day's moderator doesn't have to rush something out. I am thinking that what we need is a schedule for who posts what and when. And then our head ?"editor in chief"? or whomever is scheduled to moderate that day can sort through it when the need arises and work around it for promoting and/or filling in with breaking news.

Is there somewhere we can access a list of material in the que? If there is I guess someone could send it to me (and anyone else that doesn't know?) in an email.

a new option that will enable you to see scheduled posts.

Let me know if you can see it.

"Scheduled Posts Not Yet Published"

when I tried to post in my diary today, my posting was "consider" spam because I was doing a short post "promoting" an important piece I had written at Hearst Newspapers regarding Native American gays & lesbians ?

GH knows more than I do.

As far as I know, little blurbs like that shouldn't be flagged unless there's something that has flagged one of the URLs you include as a SPAM site.

If you have the content available still in HTML format (identify Title, tags and Body content), I could try to post it for you and see what happens.

I tried several times, when the article was published and just now, to post a recent article and got the spam warning each time.

Your posting on ePluribus Media from 71.191.197.229 has been automatically flagged by our spam filters as being inappropriate for this website.

At ePluribus Media we work very hard behind the scenes to keep our web pages free of spam. Unfortunately, sometimes we accidentally block legitimate content. If you are attempting to post legitimate content to this website, you can help us to improve our spam filters by emailing the following information to a site administrator:

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hit you again.

screw you.

If you got a spam filter warning, please post a note here so someone can look into it.

Ok. Thank you for the heads up. Will try and figure out what's happening and get back to you asap. Thank you!

to?

If we're having an email prob, that's baaad...'cuz I'm getting some messages.

Which still should work, regardless.

I sent a test email using the contact form "Editor" to see if there's a problem. I noticed though that there's no "Tech Support" option though in the pull down menu on the contact form. Might be useful if there are any remaining hiccups from the recent technical upgrades to the site.

Dunno why the spam filter attached to you, but you're now inoculated.