[wp-hackers] AWE

Brian Layman wp-hackers at thecodecave.com
Tue Oct 4 02:35:01 UTC 2011

On 10/3/2011 10:28 PM, Braydon wrote:
> On 10/03/2011 07:09 PM, Jane Wells wrote:
>> On 10/3/11 9:49 PM, Braydon wrote:
>>> On 10/03/2011 06:46 PM, Brian Layman wrote:
>>>> Am I understanding correctly that the point is for you to create a 
>>>> post that is automatically remote posted to X other blogs at the 
>>>> same time X other blogs are automatically posting to your site?
>>> Yes, that is the idea. Email is two-way, so this is for two-way blog 
>>> posting. It would be possible to be an aggregate only.
>> So, spam, basically? (I'm just saying what a bunch of people are 
>> already thinking, and Mike alluded to re Google not taking it kindly.)
> Not spam, because you'd be able to subscribe/unsubscribe. Same as you 
> can follow on wordpress.com now, but more integrated and in the same 
> flow on your own theme. Somewhat like the interactions with the P2 
> Theme, but networked between blogs.
> I've turned indexing off with my experiment locally ( 
> http://braydon.com/network/ ) because of search engine spamming, and 
> don't mind not having my site indexed. I've also tried not having 
> permanent links for cross-posts (a.l.a.) the live feed bottom right at 
> Poobah.com, which is just an RSS reader.... What I have setup at 
> http://halocyan.com/community only copies an excerpt. So non of these 
> are having those issues.

While your goals may be to create information for communities, I think 
this plugin would quickly be abused. I'm sure it is something that the 
URL resellers and domain parkers will absolutely love. It will get 
content for their sites so they can build some page rank before they 
bleed someone dry on the sale of the domain.  Overdone this would create 
a bunch of sites that are exactly identical except for the url and maybe 
theme. So you could create a bunch of entry points to the same content 
you are selling - "work for google from home" sites will love this.   A 
practical use of this might be an ad network whose distributed content 
never goes away - but if you experienced Google's wrath on text link 
ads, post text ads sure won't be appreciated more.

Maybe I'm just seeing the ways this would be abused, or I'm simply not a 
member of your target audience, but I think you're gonna have some 
convincing to do to get buy-in from the community at large.

Brian Layman

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