[spam-stopper] A Thought on the Name

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Mon Oct 3 04:59:01 UTC 2005

_____/ On Mon 03 Oct 2005 05:31:46 BST, [Matt Mullenweg] wrote : \_____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> How about exchanging "stopper" with "barrier" or "filter"? If 
>> automattic is a
>> must due to the domain name, how about spam.automattic (pronounced
>> spamotomatic). It sounds malevolent, much like some illicit tools, but given
>> context, I think it's catchy.
> It doesn't need "automattic" or any particular domain in there at 
> all, that's all flexible.

It is definitely /comment/ (broadly contribution) spam that's targeted. 
it can be emphasised, assuming non-WordPress prospective users, by choosing
names that reflect on that very fact and are self-contained or
self-explanatory. Something global or already familiar (e.g. Apache's
SpammerAssassin) would have it pros. I can't think of something simple, but
CommentStrainer and CommentSieve are ones that distinguish ASS (dear 
from a typical spam prevention mechanism/service.


Roy S. Schestowitz

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