(appologies all, this post is simply a rant, and unfortunatly will almost certainly not reach the people its intended for!)
I just noticed that despite only having a very soft launch via this blog, already gokml.net* has attacted submission bots, which seems to have the sole purpose of seeking out submission forms and sending in their masters details, I guess in the hope of getting that little bit of search engine juice.
I guess need to roll out a captcha and/or email confirmation, or maybe even akismet.com?
(as a sidenote, I have a really old form that was intended for people to submit sites for a geoindex, in the nearby location search, I dont think its even linked anymore but it still gets hundreds of submissions daily, I’ve kept it open basically as a honey pot, but unsure what to do with the data, suggestions on a postcard…)
(* a ‘tinyurl’ site for creating network-links for KML content – must also get round to finishing it off…)