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How do sites like furl, delicious, stumbleupon, etc keep out unwanted links to questionable destinations? Do they have a blacklist for websites that are no-no such as porn sites, etc? Is there even any legal ramifications for having links to such sites?
I'd like to create a small web portal and I will allow users to bookmark websites. I am guessing moderating these bookmarks will possibly come up as an issue and I am not sure how to tackle it.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Most use a blacklist which has problems for sites like tinyurl. A couple even blacklist numeric IP addresses which causes a problem for cached google pages.
There is obviously no way of 'solving' this problem - how do you define, legally or in code, a questionable site.
ps Please don't block it based on downloading the page and look for naughty words - the people of Scunthorpe don't like it.
> Let your users moderate them.
That just doesn't sound right for a paid service though.
Friday, May 16, 2008
If it's a paid service, you need to provide something that users can't get from a free service... such as moderators who are employees rather than users, perhaps!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
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