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Regarding the spam situation…

Random fact: Since we are still providing a relatively open API we also need to fight a lot of spam. Even if we believe in the idea of openness it is sometimes not fully practical.

We decided to keep the open API for as long as we can but to also keep an eye on what’s going on. And, there’s a lot going on, in fact, there’s so much going on that we decided we have to put a spam and misuse detection in place that relies both on Google’s Safebrowsing API and our own detection routines. The filters are constantly learning and are getting better and better. The truth is: Blocking domains has never been our intention but we pretty much have no choice anymore.

Anyway, we are rather pleased with the results and hope you’re too.

If your site is blocked and you feel that it shouldn’t just drop us a line and we take a look. On the other hand: If you want to report spam or misuse please contact us via the abuse address or via Twitter.

Have a fine day. :-)


2 Comments so far

  1. roury November 23rd, 2010 14:50

    please stop sending me spam

  2. Zalt November 23rd, 2010 15:48

    Dear Roury,

    just to let you know, we would never ever send out any emails containing adds or spam!
    What we do is to provide an URL shortener for free.
    Please report any bad links (e.g. spam, adds, etc.) to us and we will gladly block those short URLs.

    With kind regards,