Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: The rel attribute (Rel="nofollow")

Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on
We do not yet have anonymous commenting in the toolkit (the last time I checked) and we have an approval system for comments (that may need to be tested and tuned)

Copy paste of the comments admin UI from my site:
Status: [approved | unapproved | all]

so using this attempt by Google (rel="nofollow") at fixing the comment spam problem in OpenACS is moot.

Also, I see the solution Google suggests as suboptimal. It depends on search services to respect the attribute and breaks the often valuable links links in legitimate comments.

It is Google's centralized attempt at fixing the lack of moderation in most other implementations of comments.