Haiko about TypeKey?!
TypeKey is a centralized single sign on system for comments on MT3 powered weblogs and thus, one of the last things one might need.
Anil Dash: „We’ve built an entire service just so people developing cool things don’t have to build login systems“. Blogs don’t need login systems. It is the same discussion we’ve had in the German blogosphere a while ago. OBKA, as it was called, is so dead that even the wiki where lots of people contributed their opinion is gone.
It has to happen a lot to get me to register with my data just for commenting. And I don’t get excited about a centralized datamining server across all weblogs.
But Haiko does ask the right questions why we are at all in need of such a system.
If there is a need to control who published comments on my website, it is to fight comment spam. To do that, I don’t need a login and registration system. I need a simple tool that gives me views like „all comments by that author“, „all comments that contain this phrase or link“ and „all comments from that IP address“ on the mt_comment table.
As far as I can see it is mainly MT where commentspam is a big issue. Why? Because you can easily script it.
Take Captchas. Give a random number I have to type. Give me an arithmetic to solve. No wait, I screwed that in my Abitur. Request a word, chosen by the weblog author, which can be saved with my personal data cookie and differs from weblog to weblog. Which is not given by text but build into an image. Whatever.
But, of course, they offer a centralized server, easy to use, easy to register with and built in for every moveable type. And neither the users nor the weblog authors will be charged. Great, isnt’t it?
And the spammers? Will just develop new ways. It’s about business stupid, not about offering a solution on how to avoid commentspam.
(Dieser Text wurde aus einem alten Blogsystem importiert und kann Fehler ausweisen, sorry).