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Comment spam and game theory

Mark Pilgrim has posted another of his signature in depth explanations, this time concerning the recent worries over blog comment spam. He points out that all of the proposed solutions are Club solutions, not Lojack solutions, meaning they directly help those who implement them, possibly at the expense of others who do not. He then ties this in to game theory and the classic Prioner’s Dilemma problem.

This is Comment spam and game theory by Simon Willison, posted on 29th October 2002.

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