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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions 2009-11-12 05:09 am (UTC)

Yes, this: there's no verification mechanism for proving that a particular OpenID service isn't controlled by spammers, and so links are treated like anonymous users' links (which are also link-stripped) to prevent boosting pagerank. (90% of spam is to boost search engine results via linking.)

I let the suggestion through so that people can discuss whether or not that should be changed, but given the prevalence of spam on the internet (and yes, a lot of it is OpenID spam, because many services treat an OpenID account like a verified account -- which is precisely why we don't, not exactly) I really, really, really don't think it'll change without good reason.

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