One more reason why we need a semantic web

How do you notify other people of trolls without giving him link love?

My blog has decently high ranking and i need to make other people aware of this troll, but i dont want him to feel happy that a fairly high ranked blog linked back to him!

What we need is something like this
a href=”link” id=”troll”

Any best practices in such a situation?

9 comments ↓

#1 Sayamindu on 12.10.07 at 7:12 am

Maybe <a href=”whatever”>troll</a> would work ?

#2 shres on 12.10.07 at 7:33 am

Doesn’t work, google or other search engines dont care about what the link reads, all they care about
are incoming links.

#3 Anonymous Coward on 12.10.07 at 8:30 am

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/01/preventing-comment-spam.html

#4 Siddharth on 12.10.07 at 9:08 am

nofollow

#5 Tarique Sani on 12.10.07 at 11:30 am

Put a URL but don’t link – people who care will either – cut and paste or will have the linkify GM script. Not an answer to your semantic thing but will work.

BTW a real solution would be not to bother at all ;)

#6 Ravi on 12.10.07 at 11:33 am

<a href=“http://www.trollsite.com/&rdquo; rel=“nofollow”>trollie</a>

PS: Used XHTML entities to write that, don’t Ctrl-C.

#7 Sankarshan on 12.10.07 at 11:40 am

Won’t work unless the search engine or even the page renderer decides to load the page with a visual cue on id=”troll”. But then it takes away the whole fun from trolling ;)

#8 Devdas Bhagat on 12.10.07 at 11:58 am

Put in a URL, but don’t wrap it in a tag, and possibly append a .REMOVETHIS to it as well.

#9 anon on 12.10.07 at 6:39 pm

What about adding nofollow to the link ? Will that not address your problem ?