2005/03/14

Inductive Blacklisting?

It looks like someone is trying out some type of comment spamon AOL Journals.  Or was; it sounds like a straightforward Termsof Service violation and I'd expect it to get yanked quickly. 

Fortunately, Journals provides a way to both delete a comment and blockthe commenter's user id (screen name) from future comments to thatJournal, which is handy in these situations.  But perhaps itdoesn't go far enough.  Perhaps there should be anauto-blacklisting feature:  If enough different peoplecomment-block a user id, perhaps it should be blocked from any furthercomments anywhere for a significant period of time.  It would atleast slow down the spammers.