Spam – If you think someone is spamming you, tag it out loud! Internally, we like to call a user who games the system a SchMOe (Social Media Optimizer).
Internally, you know, I like to call anyone who stereotypes an entire industry by the actions of a small number within it kind of stupid.
Fair enough to ask anyone seeing MyBlogLog spam to tag that with the word spam. But calling an entire industry a bunch of spammers? Not smart, frankly, when some of those in that industry also have communities that thrive on MyBlogLog. Oh, and not smart when MyBlogLog is just one of many Yahoo properties that effectively sit at the top of the social media optimization food chain by optimizing the "social" to drive everything to them.
I’d write more, but I have to go delete some of the spam that so easily shows up in our Search Engine Land community on MyBlogLog because there remains no way to allow messages to sit in moderation and the "Report Spam" feature causes an email to be sent to MyBlogLog customer service rather than yanking that user out and putting them in a queue for review.
No, instead I get to manually "hide" members every week, when I remember to go in and play police force because MyBlogLog doesn’t provide the basic tools it could — and should — provide.
Discussion is starting over via Techmeme.