SiteAdvisor: Use Caution with Guestbooks

We wanted to share (with permission) some feedback we recently received from Brian Tiemann, the owner and webmaster of (SiteAdvisor Analysis:, an unofficial fan site not associated with Disney. This tale starts a little scary, but it has a happy ending. is a classic example of the Web’s promise: collecting and sharing information about a common interest, and building a community of like-minded surfers.

When Brian first e-mailed us, he was irritated. We had rated red because we received, on average, 15 spammy e-mails per week after our bots signed up there with a unique e-mail address. Brian knew he wasn’t a spammer, so he was perplexed.

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 25th January 2006 4:10AM