The main blog I use had a total system meltdown last month and when it ended my wedge of it was loaded with bugs. Posting was impossible, staff didn't help. I started another new blog, on another host system. Original blog: every day 'people' TRY to post trash on my pages --even if page is many months-old. (--I close Comments on older pages, vermin move to newer pages, ad nausea.) System gives: Daily, Cumulative count spam attempts.
Being tech semi-illiterate* --don't know how to "export" & don't trust: I left the titles but cut content of certain pages (relevant for new blog), and replaced with message--
'this page can now be found @ ' --with links to new blog & to new page.
Under that I wrote:
If you are a spammer STOP --Don't MoveIf you Continue spamming This system --and The other oneThe World CAN and WILL boycott the Olympics AND Not buy Another Exported thing
Message was on the Front page. Stayed that way for 27 --that is Twenty-Seven-- days and original blog received:
Total Spam and Spam attempts: 0
Spam on new blog: 0
Not until message was moved off Front page, with two new pages, did spam attempts resume.
Original blog: PageRank 5
New blog: directly linked to it; & Sidebar links are quality, e.g. local -state gov, NY TIMES, Neighborhood Council, et al.
ALL the major engines have crawled, cached Both blogs --Not poorly placed --high in results; New blog: named after my community
So, I ask you, smart techies: while geeks are busy creating complex new tech ways to thwart spam, What If
--some such Message was put on the Front Page of Each website, blog --all over the world (viral?) --could That be the way --organically, we stop spam? --For a while?
If you say "No" --you will hafta:
a.) Explain how/why MY blog went spam-less for
entire 27! days
b.) ditto --new blog, no spam (still)
c.) WHY it would not succeed
--Justify your position, or I won't believe you.... Thinking of posting this all over the Internet....
b a y g e l l [a t] y a h o o
* I Just BARELY figured out how to Post This! it's weird/very slow....