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Alinestra Covelia

Spam reporting thread

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Why are the spam bots targeting WPC? It's not like we get a lot of traffic compared to some other sites... :mad:

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1. They're bots, they crawl the web for any forums and attack them, regardless of size. It doesn't really cost more to attack a thousand forums than it does to attack a million, so why not attack them all?

 

2. SEO. As in Search Engine Optimisation. The more sites link to your site, the higher your site ranks in Google. While it matters how big or relevant the site is, every single one adds to the total. And in fact on bigger forums your posts are more likely to get deleted, but I've seen a ton of small forums completely overrun by bots as the owners have just given up on the daily battle.

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Also, bots like to target forums that use PHPBB. vBulletin (like here) is a veritable safehouse from bots compared to the revolving door that is PHPBB's security system.

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Also, bots like to target forums that use PHPBB. vBulletin (like here) is a veritable safehouse from bots compared to the revolving door that is PHPBB's security system.

 

And therein lies the $200 price difference (among other things) ;)

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May not be spam but a new user with the name of VIAGRAskafenn appears to be advertising happy pills in his profile.

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:modban: I'm comfortable with the PTB not waiting for the spam when VIAGRA is in the user handle. :modban:

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I can agree with that, if that was my username, i would expect to be banned as a standard anti-spam procedure, of course some people will use that sort of name from time to time, but surely they can contact admin to be re-instated if they are a real person?

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Sorry I was asleep. Is that allowed? :p

 

:modban:

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Only had 4 hours as it was. Up till 2am with wife cooking, then woken at 6am by

 

SANTA'S BEEN!!!!

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I envy you the little ones, even so.

 

I'm afraid any of mine would get trained real quick not to wake the bear, though...

 

Have you taken out Viagrass, or whoever this latest is, yet?

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You took 3 viagras this morning? :eek: Damn, that will keep you up all night tonight!

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I see that VIAGRAgross was already banned even though I was the first vistor to its user page. :b: :modban: :b:

 

They should be punished for not even trying to hide. It's insulting, it is.

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BU finally got some of those naughty blue pills, I see. Congratulations.

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