[SURBL-Discuss] Revised DMOZ data, got Wikipedia domains too

Bill Landry billl at pointshare.com
Fri Oct 8 21:25:34 CEST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ryan Thompson" <ryan at sasknow.com>

> >> I wouldn't appreciate it being whitelisted as then if there's abuse,
> >> and it does get blacklisted, there's no pressure on the domain holder
> >> to clean up.
> >
> > I'm hoping UC list will help with that. Anyone who wishes to use it
> > can add a minor score to spam for UC hits. This would put at least
> > some sort of preasure for these grey hats to do something.
> Ezzactly. Even if it's worth 0.1 points in SA (or something), the stigma
> of having one's domain listed in some sort of bad "list" might be enough
> to promote action, provided the accuracy of UC is quite good. (I.e., we
> definitely still don't want to list everything :-) "Quite good" in that
> case probably means < 1% FP, but I think we can do even better than that
> with a few clever tricks.
> Personally, I'm hoping UC will be worth more than 0.1 even with a
> somewhat higher FP rate, since there will be little or no overlap with
> other SURBL tests, but that'll depend on some mass-checks. :-)

I have been tracking my hits from UC, and although the hit rate if fairly
low compared to most of the SURBL lists, it has been giving me good results
and hitting things I would consider spam.  And as such, I have the test
currently weighted at 0.5.


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