Why add links to Elsewhere without asking?

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I'm all for you to add links you found to be mine under Elsewhere. I'm not so excited by not being able to "filter" them. As in, prompt me something like: "we've found these links, do you want to add them to your profile?".

You could save those I reject in a black list so that next time you crawl my websites, you can avoid prompting me those I already rejected.

While I'm here, great work! :) Really useful and also well built.
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André Luís

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Okay, I've tightened up the way that the "Elsewhere" linking works. As of now, links will only show up if they are reciprocal.

For example, if you enter "example.com" as your URL, your Flickr account and Twitter account will only show up if they are linking to "example.com" *and* somewhere on example.com, you are linking to your Flickr and Twitter accounts with rel="me".

This means the lists will be a lot smaller but they will only contained confirmed claims.