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elusiveat ([personal profile] elusiveat) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2009-11-11 11:52 pm

html and OpenID

html and OpenID


I think you're going to develop a more receptive user base if you give OpenID folks the ability to use html in comments.

I recently had some OpenID folks expressing unhappiness with their inability to use html in a thread in my journal. I've already met with quite a bit of resistance to my decision to switch to dreamwidth from livejournal, and I suspect that others are meeting with similar resistance. I don't know whether OpenID is handled differently when posting to paid accounts (I do have a second account that is paid but have not done much with it so far). I think that at minimum you should try to fix this for paid account users, but will do best to elliminate the problem entirely.

Here's the thread: http://elusiveat.dreamwidth.org/325169.html?thread=1730609#cmt1730609

Note: I chose not to report this as a bug because I don't know whether it was a deliberate design decision.

Poll #1690 html and OpenID
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 42

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Should be implemented as-is.
13 (31.0%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
15 (35.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
11 (26.2%)

(I have no opinion)
2 (4.8%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.4%)

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[staff profile] denise 2009-11-12 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
It's kinda frightening how fast spam networks adapt and evolve. And I think a lot of people don't realize that the goal isn't to deface an individual journal, but to collectively get as many links into their home website (which will boost the rankings in search websites) as possible.

If you've ever wondered why sometimes you get spam that's nothing more than a string of nonsense characters that look like somebody walked over the keyboard, for instance, that's the reason. They do a test run of gibberish that's easily Googled, and hit (say) a million pages, then wait a month and Google the gibberish and see what kind of visibility they get, so they know what kind of Google juice a URL in that location would give them.
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[personal profile] triadruid 2009-11-12 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
That makes sense. I'd wondered about the linkless spam on a wiki I administer. Thanks!