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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I'm waiting until the spammers discover the forums like slashdot and use.perl.

    I suspect they may already have done slashdot, but I don't read the comments very often, and when I do it's at +2.

    I wonder if there's some mileage to running bayesian filters in slash...
    • The trouble with that idea is that you might end up promoting the consistent trolls.

      Mind you, if you took the human moderation of comments into consideration as well, you might do better.

      -Dom

    • Well, they obviously already discovered the link-back/track-back or whatever it's called that links back to referring sites on some blogs.

      Hit a blog with a HTTP_REFERER to your site and--voila, an incoming link promoting your site in some search engines.

      That should be extremely easy to abuse in an automated fashion.
      • Yeah, I found a few "google spammers" doing just that to my weblog. (Really, I'm not just pimping my weblog ;) The writeup on it is at http://taint.org/2003/04/04/224840a.html .