With the increasing popularity of the “I Follow Movement”, some have expressed concerns that announcing to the world that you have turned off the rel=”nofollow” code for links in comments will increase the amount of spam your receive. I have been sort of the poster child for I Follow, thanks to the little badge I designed, and I don’t really think it’s increased my spam. I’ve gotten the odd comment here and there, but they’re easy to delete. Mostly, I’ve seen an exponential increase in the number of comments and interactions since the whole thing started, and it’s been great. However, if there are some of you who are still concerned, there is a new plugin that is available at turkhitbox.com that turns off nofollow for trackbacks only. I have not tried this plugin of course, but I thought I’d mention it as an alternative to the Semilogic plugin. Anyone who gives it a try, let us know how it goes. I’m curious if it would increase trackbacks in any noticeable way.