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yacy.net & blacklist from b2evolution.net

Started by on Feb 12, 2006 – Contents updated: Feb 12, 2006

Feb 12, 2006 13:28    

list from: [20060211T12:29:56]
added yacy.net

well, yacy is a p2p'ed searchengine... not something evil :)

Feb 13, 2006 15:17

It may not be something evil, but someone is spamming to promote it. 24 people reported it, which means probably 200 people got spammed. If you want to remove it from your local blacklist, you can. Just click on the green checkmark next to it and it will be allowed on your site.

Feb 13, 2006 21:03

personman wrote:

It may not be something evil, but someone is spamming to promote it. 24 people reported it, which means probably 200 people got spammed. If you want to remove it from your local blacklist, you can. Just click on the green checkmark next to it and it will be allowed on your site.

soo.. google is spamming too... or what?
it is a search engine.. nothing more...

Feb 13, 2006 21:13

Just click on the green checkmark next to it and it will be allowed on your site.

Feb 13, 2006 21:14

Here's how things work.

1. Some jerk dumps a bunch of comment and referrer spam on a ton of blogs, trying to get free links back to their site. It's about boosting their google page rank and/or driving traffic to their site. Any site could do this. Usually a small, shady company will pay another small, shady person to do the spamming. A p2p search engine is not above doing this.

2. Then the blog owners spend their valuable time deleting the spam. b2evolution has a very nice feature built in that lets them report the spam to a central blacklist as they delete it.

3. When an url or keyword gets enough reports (4 is usually enough, but this url had 24), a moderator will approve the url and it's added to the blacklist.

4. Blog owners update their blogs local blacklist with new items from the central list. Now they can't get any more spam from the bad url.

If you, a blog owner at step four, don't like an url that comes from the central list, you can remove it from your local list. If you think it's an error, you can let us know. I don't think this one is. 24 reports, including some from one of the moderators.

Google isn't blacklisted, because Google doesn't spam blogs. Just because something is a search engine, doesn't mean they're not spammers. The type of site has nothing to do with it. A site goes on the antispam list if people have to delete a lot of spam pointing toward that site. Period.


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