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Reddit, a fast growing community curated news site has been having troubles with spammers and voting bots, according to this post on their site. Apparently, spammers submit spam links and use bots to up-vote their stories. The Reddit team, if you read the comments on the […]

Reddit, a fast growing community curated news site has been having troubles with spammers and voting bots, according to this post on their site. Apparently, spammers submit spam links and use bots to up-vote their stories. The Reddit team, if you read the comments on the post, is working hard to find solutions to combat these issues.

A few weeks ago, we had pointed out that del.icio.us had been hit by similar problems as well.

Bloggers, have faced these issues for a while, and only recently we have found some solutions that help cope with the problem. One such solution is Akismet. (We talked about Spam and its impact on the open media with Matt Mullenweg in a previous podsession here.)

  1. They have also hit Spurl.net recently …

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  2. And it’s going to get much worse until they do something about this;

    http://www.tagandping.com/

    I’m surprised you hadn’t heard of it yet.

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  3. Counteracting Tag And Ping Spam…

    With the Tag and Ping launch, some people predicted that marketers would try to exploit tag and ping to the detriment of those who use tagging and social bookmarking websites ethically.
    

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  4. Mark’s right. While I can’t fault Sean for releasing Tag and Ping (believe me, someone else would have), it was like opening Pandora’s box.

    The only thing some marketers are concerned with is getting their pages in front of eyeballs with no regard for anyone or anything else.

    This spam problem is only going to get worse before it gets better, but hopefully the social networking sites will find a balance and T&P will fade away silently like B&P did.

    ~ Teli

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  5. I guess the only situation is to burn down the internet and build it up from scratch again?

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  6. Reddit…

    What is it with the time out feature “You have been submitting too fast” hour-long time out with Reddit? …

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  7. [...] Marketing Guide – discusses the issue Digging for PR Juice on Digg? Don’t Om Malik says that spammers are abusing community-edited sites such as del.icio.us and Reddit. Basically they submit spam links and use bots to increase the votes [...]

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  8. The “You are submitting too fast” message is annoyinig …

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