So the blogerati have got together to combat comment spam by devaluing the outbound links.
As the savvy threadwatchers point out, it is just going to reduce the blogspam payoff a bit and it will be abused. How many blogs are actually going to implement this? Not many, not right away. How many blog spammers are going to check the target blog has this in place? Why bother, not going to save many clock cycles.
Yes, it is good that the issue is being looked at, but unfortunately I don’t think
this is the solution :O( I think possibly moderated registration is the only thing
to stop it but it will not get people with old abandoned blogs to upgrade.
The word on the street