Msg#: 3058 posted 11:04 pm on Jan 10, 2005 (gmt 0)
The problem with the snitch buttons is that the only people who do it are competitors doing it for competitive advantage. If they really paid attention to it, everybody would be reporting everybody else.
Msg#: 3058 posted 12:23 am on Jan 11, 2005 (gmt 0)
I think the functionality of it is more data collection than anything. The optimal answer to eliminating the undesirables is through whatever algorithm they have, not through manual efforts. Make a change, and then see if the spam reporting goes down, or up.
You can build a search engine, but the real trick will always be keeping out the bad element, thatís what separates the real from the pretenders. Unfortunately right now from a spam perspective, Yahoo is a pretender.