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The internet is infested with pages whose only purpose is to
trick users into going to them or search engines into ranking
other pages more highly. I will refer to these as spam sites.
I propose a browser feature consisting of a button to click
when you see a spam site. The other side of the
checks a blacklist and puts a little spam icon next to every
link to that site if enough people have reported it.
Web of Trust
here you go [Voice, Jun 14 2011]
||If only it would work. Like all things created with the best
of intentions, somebody would figure out how to hijack it
for use against their rivals and it would turn into just
another tool of the spammers. Cynicism aside, very noble
||Opera already warns about sites that are considered to be security risks - such as those reported as distributing malware.
||I hate the built in blacklisting of sites in firefox - twice I've seen it blacklist forums which were perfectly harmless, just some spammer had posted a link which made it almost impossible to visit the site for the next month.
||check out WOT (web of trust) it does that I forget
the url though.
||An idea waiting for a time machine, whether or not it actually works... [-}