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Is NoFollow Flame Retardant for WordPress Blogs?

July 16th, 2010

Is NoFollow Flame Retardant for WordPress Blogs?With so many tools available to combat WordPress comment spam it has never made sense to me that WordPress automatically adds rel=nofollow to your user commented links. The idea is that reducing incentive for comment spammers would somehow reduce comment spam.

Because comment spam is mostly done by automated bots and requires almost zero effort, reducing the effectiveness of comment spam will never actually make it too much work to bother doing. Yet on the other hand meaningful hand-written comments do require effort, so allowing WordPress to add rel=nofollow to them seems counter …Read the full article

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