Google and various blog software vendors recently announced a method to deter comment spam by reducing its benefit to the spammer… it sounds like a pretty good idea, so I updated my installation of .Text to use this new attribute in the comment section by adding just a single line within comments.cs: namelink.Attributes[“rel”] = “nofollow”; … now, let’s just hope it works 😉

I think I might enhance this a bit later, adding the idea of approved comments that don’t get this attribute for their links, since I see no reason why a non-spammer’s comment shouldn’t give them google-juice. That feature is likely a ways into the future, but you never know.