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Well thanks for taking on the extra work. I still can't write on http://whimsley.typepad.com/whimsley/2007/07/the-limitations.html though. Is it just too old?
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2011 on Frustrated philosophy student at Whimsley
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I wonder why spam posts are always so complimentary of the author. I haven't tried it (though I would if someone paid me to) but I bet you could get a decent comment spam-catcher simply by looking for initial or early words like "great" and "interesting". Have you considered a honeypot? You could make a post that concatenates all nouns that appear in your other posts, and mark anyone who comments on it as a spammer. Even free up the robots.txt blocker and let all the crawlers see it, if you want to be obvious about the honeypot. Then submit your findings to Akismet or ... I don't know whom you submit blacklist requests to.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2011 on Frustrated philosophy student at Whimsley
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Well, there is SOME algorithm that describes how healthy communities function. As for the filters ... it's like you're daring me (or whoever) to build a better recommendation engine. Sorry if that sounds priggish; you are totally right about the role of indie stores.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2011 on The Closing of Generation X at Whimsley
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Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2011 on Frustrated philosophy student at Whimsley
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I switched from philosophy to economics -- not because I thought I had better job prospects, but because the answers were more coherent, interesting, and relevant. Say: comments are closed on a lot of old posts that I want to comment on. Any chance you'll open the floor up again?
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2011 on Frustrated philosophy student at Whimsley
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The question is, why did you believe in user-generated content in the first place? Given that people will stop interacting with a Web site due to deciseconds of annoyance, you've got to consider the premium they will put on the whole minute it takes to write a review. Exceptions being if they're really pissed off at a place or loyal to the site for some reason (having a flash new gadget being an example). Prospect Theory at work...
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2010 on I'm Tired of Creating Your Content at Babbling VC
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