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Well, you might still get indexed, but spamming sphinn no longer gets you a dofollow link if you don’t go hot. Will this affect the quality of submissions? Only time will tell. What do you guys think?
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from BradHart 2095 Days ago #
Votes: -2

It will most certainly affect the number of submissions, the quality of average submissions may actually go down.  The one thing sphinn had going for it was the dofollow links.

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from DarkMatter 2095 Days ago #
Votes: 5

well for guys who only submit their own blog links that don’t go hot, yeah, this will suck.

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from Halfdeck 2095 Days ago #
Votes: 7

"the quality of average submissions may actually go down"If you stop submitting, the quality of average submissions may actually go up.

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from NickWilsdon 2095 Days ago #
Votes: 1

Also worth seeing this post: http://sphinn.com/story/60321

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from planetc1 2094 Days ago #
Votes: 4

Wasn’t even aware links got followed or not. Here for the community.

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from vangogh 2094 Days ago #
Votes: 5

I hadn’t realized the links were followed in the first place. Guess the change won’t affect how I participate with Sphinn at all. If it helps prevent spam good.

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from rishilakhani 2094 Days ago #
Votes: 0

I am glad. And I hope that they put up a BIG sign saying that "these linksare nofollowed. Dont bother spamming - its a waste of your 5 minutes"

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from Tuf 2094 Days ago #
Votes: 1

... and a waste of our minutes reading. "

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from sammy 2094 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Nobody should care, its a community. The rel nofollow attribute is wisely use at long as the content is create by guest and sphinn can’t double check each one of te submissions.

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from LtDraper 2094 Days ago #
Votes: 1

I looked through upcoming today and didn’t see any obvious spam in the first few pages, so perhaps the tweak is having the desired effect.

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from chrismiller 2094 Days ago #
Votes: 1

I’d like to see a system where all links are nofollow until you get X Sphinns, at which point you not only get dofollow, but links on a couple other parts of the site as well.  Kind of Sphinn’s way of rewarding great content.  I don’t worry about link juice that much any more, but I do use links for index control on Google, this would be a nice feature if I ever write something wroth those X Sphinns :)

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from g1smd 2094 Days ago #
Votes: 2

***  I looked through upcoming today and didn’t see any obvious spam in the first few pages.  ***<div></div><div></div><div>You were at least 6 hours too late.  I tagged a dozen or more today, and I was first here several hours later than usual.</div>

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from Mert 2094 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Back in Turkey there is a saying, the one that tells the truth gets kicked out of 9 villages. Were not the founders and moderators of this social bookmarking site the first ones to yell murder when Wikipedia put nofollow tags. Now tell me, did Wikipedia spam go down?????Not a spammer just an observer of double standard. Bring on the negative votes. Another site victim to the nofollow trap.

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