Few weeks back I have started moderating all the comments, sadly, and added an extra math challenge that you have to pass before being able to post on my blog. I did not include any advanced math nor Laplace, but it’s just to increase the IQ of people posting in my blog to a limit of a decent human being. Sadly, I never wanted to do this, but I started getting over 40 spam posts in 10 minutes!. As an apology, and also a thank for people who do still pass all the tests, I have removed the
NoFollow attribute from user comments. So now:
rel=’external nofollow’ => rel=’external’
So what is NoFollow? and why did I remove it? NoFollow was presented to fight spam. People tend to post their site link everywhere they can to increase their site popularity, and blogosphere is the best place for it. NoFollow is embedded automatically with visitor comments, to tell search engines like Google, this link came from a comment to a post and is not an out going link from me. Since I am moderating each and every comment, and all comments appearing on my site are legitimate, I figured there is no harm at all in giving commenter his right of link. So enjoy visitors, now your comment values for more. Special thanks to DoFollow plugin.