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Jeremy Cherfas

@PhoneBoy As you cross posted here, I feel duty bound to link to my original reply to you. https://stream.jeremycherfas.net/2018/2018-05-27 Just in case anyone comes searching for "webmention spam" and finds your mistaken tweet.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Anyone using OwnYourGram with the latest master of @WithKnown? Since updating, my photos no longer come back to my site. Everything else is improved, but no actual image. I have no idea why this is happening, and would welcome clues.

Jeremy Cherfas

2018-05-27

1 min read

@phoneboy kindly shared a screenshot of the "webmention" spam he said he had received.

As I suspected, it looks to me like common or garden spam, hence the scare quotes. Of course, I can't be absolutely certain without digging further into the actual URLs, which I'm not about to do, but everything about these comments screams pingbacks or trackbacks. And the solution is obviously Akismet which, to be honest, I am suprised Phoneboy has not already installed and activated.

The day may come when webmention spam is a thing, and people have been thinking about a protocol called Vouch for that eventuality.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

@vincentlistens I may be missing something subtle here, but if you have a photo as part of your h-card, that works pretty well in an context. Depending on the receiver, it can show up in likes, reposts, webmentions etc.

Jeremy Cherfas

Replied to a post on matigo.ca :

Jason’s Cranberry Bread sounds delicious. I don’t do that sort of thing often myself. Only when I have two or three nice ripe bananas, which happens very infrequently.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas