I have an old blog. I do not think it is even public viewer able anymore. I mean I do not give the link to the domain it is on anymore. Then once you get into there, it is a directory listing. After navigating this listing to find the directory with the working version of the blog, there is a blog, with no major comments appearing on the first page.
To get to comments, you need to click a page or post.
Now, this old blog has not been updated since April 2007. Yes, I still get comments showing up in my moderation queue.
Roughly around Novembre 2009, I started clicking on a few links. The thing is, the links that they are heading to do not match the description.
Even more so, they tend to be also for dying or near dying projects. Sites that still need care to them. Usually these sites were for some fairly decent ideas and projects. Very rarely were they or scams or porn.
Then it hit me.
Comment spam exists only to lower a site's ranking in Google. There is nothing trying to be sold. Only vandalism of another company's service.
I kind of got suspicious when all the links were leading to other forum posts and other comments and not an actual site. Usually these rings of comments do not actually go to the stuff that the spam advertises. They just go to more comment spam.
Then we get into the issues that spam bots seem to prefer to target dead or dying websites. What is even worse, there is some idea in my head, that the more novel an idea, despite any issues they have in getting it forward, and the more that project is struggling, the more comment spam it starts to gain the attention from.
I then had a rather nice idea. This network of spam comments could be used against the companies trying to rank down that site's ranking in Google.
This would be done via plugin into a system that handles user interaction. Generally working via a post approval system. Possibly with a post tidying and reporting system on some really busy websites.
Once something has the spam target, it then is sent to the spam spider. The spam spider, will then go through the links on the site. Identifying what sites the comment spam links to, iding whether that site exists in the spam spider database already. With another "comment spam count" on it as well.
If it does not exist in the spam spider database, we wait until a threshold hits a certain amount of spam counts. It is then sent to somebody to review the site. The site is not designated by the comment field. The spam spider tries to find the base URL, and attempts to gather any relevant information on the site, via meta tags, link tags, bold/strong text, header tags, title tag and via the Vernacular System I plan to put into Kid Norrin.
This summary is given to the person reviewing the site, who then rates the accuracy of the summary--so as to try to grade the system presented. Mostly keeping track of origin of this comment spam link, xhtml/html validity, use of flash, the vernacular of the comment link, the vernacular of the site or images on the site, location of the entry's server, and if the comment had a IP Address attached, the region of the IP address.
I hope that eventually tags could be placed onto these sort of summaries for content material. Then once reviewed, the spam spider reviewer would flag it for public viewing.
And, this my friends is why I need to eventually put my code where my mouth is X3
The Lamia Hiss
The Lamia Harlot Hissing.
I make various off colour jokes on social ideas and constructs that seem weird or off to me. Possibly remarking why I cannot confess to being human really--humans make no sense to me. Typically including my ideas and thoughts on these rather weird ideas, conclusion jumping to the left, as I step around to the right to see what people are thinking here. Then I thrust some mind viruses in to really drive you insane.
But you know what? I just know history will repeat itself again.
Hope you enjoy me bitching people out.