Geoff Hutchison (email@example.com)
Thu, 27 May 1999 13:30:43 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 27 May 1999, Torsten Neuer wrote:
> Approving site automatically is problematic. You'll never have a chance
> of doing this with sites that use their own wrapper scripts in order to
I agree with you here that it's almost impossible to completely automate
it. It's pretty easy to "smell" what search engine they use, but I often
refer to the source. Even then I'm sometimes wrong--I didn't think
Linux.com used ht://Dig because of their amazing wrappers.
> However, we could extend the submission form to require:
> - URL with search engine form (so that someone does not have to look
The problem is I'd prefer to link to the main page when it's used. But
many people already send links to the search page.
> This may draw off some of the spammers - especially if we go into details
> of the configuration (the latter might be quite interesting for use in
> statistics, too).
Yeah, except I agree with Jesse that many of these are fields I wouldn't
want to fill in myself. And I doubt it would remove spammers. I get some
very strange requests for CVS accounts...
> I'd also suggest to make a "trusted" form for URL submissions.
> Maybe for ISPs or larger organizations who might have multiple
> sites up and running where ht://Dig is used.
This seems OK to me. I could set up an authenticated realm to do this.
Then again, if you have CVS privs, you can edit the file yourself. :-)
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