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 Post subject: About Spam
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Please do not respond to any obvious spam messages that are placed in the forum - please just report them instead.

By responding, you are doing exactly what the spammers want you to do as it keeps the post bumped up at the top of the list. It also means that their links are more prominent to Google and other search engines (most forum spam is motivated by the need to get good links from sites such as this one, which in turn will help push up the spammer's sites in Google's search results).

Secondly when a spammer posts a message with a long meaningless string such as "ljkhasdf987234kjhgbasdf987" and then says "Please delete this topic", then this is just a test to see how long it takes for their message to be deleted and to see if it is worth their while to manually register on this forum for the purpose of gaining a link. The spammer tests this by searching for that unique string "ljkhasdf987234kjhgbasdf987" in Google - if it appears in Google, then he will continue to spam the forum.

Please don't encourage these guys!


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 Post subject: Re: About Spam
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:29 pm 
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At last!..The voice of reason!

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 Post subject: Re: About Spam
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:15 pm 
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Deleting them quicker would be helpful :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: About Spam
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:46 am 
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I'm pretty sure admin aren't on here 24/7.


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 Post subject: Re: About Spam
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:32 pm 
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its simple dont allow new members on for 24 hrs,so that admin has chance to see if they are genuine etc,i no other sites that do this and was happy to wait to be registerd.
p.s admin im free for work if you need me on the laptop 12hrs aday.e20 phr would be ok :wink:

love meatxx


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