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Old 02-05-2014, 10:21 AM   #31
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Here's what is like to know. Why bother with spam in a language on a board where hardly anyone understand it?
It's all about the bots.... It doesn't matter that you can't read it, a bot will have seen it....

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Old 02-05-2014, 10:42 AM   #32
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It's all about the bots.... It doesn't matter that you can't read it, a bot will have seen it....
If I understand you correctly, we aren't the targets, bots are?
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:13 PM   #33
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Usually. It's all about the SEO. Google and other search engines see the links and tally them up. That moves the spammers higher up in the search lists.

Still, kind of humbling to know that even spammers aren't really interested in me. The must have hacked my credit report.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:45 AM   #34
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:45 AM   #35
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If I understand you correctly, we aren't the targets, bots are?
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Usually. It's all about the SEO. Google and other search engines see the links and tally them up. That moves the spammers higher up in the search lists.
This. The more often a search bots find a certain link, the higher it will get in the search engine.


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Still, kind of humbling to know that even spammers aren't really interested in me. The must have hacked my credit report.
I find it rather anti-social! These forums are for us, not for bots! So, all posts should be for us....

Edit; and where are the mods when you need one!
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:59 AM   #36
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Edit; and where are the mods when you need one!
Hey! Don't blame the mods. They do an excellent job of keeping spam at an absolute minimum. I'm fairly sure the Japanese spam got in because of time zone differences. If mods are located in Europé and the U.S. you can't expect them to also cover east asian time zones.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:03 AM   #37
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Hey! Don't blame the mods. They do an excellent job of keeping spam at an absolute minimum. I'm fairly sure the Japanese spam got in because of time zone differences. If mods are located in Europé and the U.S. you can't expect them to also cover east asian time zones.
I took her edit to be in reference to the guy who's spam-bombing the General Discussions thread right now. I think he's up to 15 posts. And there's no one "green" online.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:11 AM   #38
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I took her edit to be in reference to the guy who's spam-bombing the General Discussions thread right now. I think he's up to 15 posts. And there's no one "green" online.
How recognizably spammy is anyone whose ereader is the "2180917#post2180917"?
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:28 AM   #39
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I took her edit to be in reference to the guy who's spam-bombing the General Discussions thread right now. I think he's up to 15 posts. And there's no one "green" online.
Ahh, sorry. Completely missed that. I'm usually on the User CP page.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:40 AM   #40
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I took her edit to be in reference to the guy who's spam-bombing the General Discussions thread right now. I think he's up to 15 posts. And there's no one "green" online.
There wasn't but then I found a mod who was online at the same time as me and reported our 'bomber' to him. Of course it's not the mods fault that he got so many spams up even they have to take time to sleep and other such human needs. I figure that's where we the average member comes in. If someone sees a spam, report it! After all this forum is our home away from home, and therefore it's our job to help keep it clean of junk.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:43 AM   #41
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There wasn't but then I found a mod who was online at the same time as me and reported our 'bomber' to him. Of course it's not the mods fault that he got so many spams up even they have to take time to sleep and other such human needs. I figure that's where we the average member comes in. If someone sees a spam, report it! After all this forum is our home away from home, and therefore it's our job to help keep it clean of junk.
We appreciate prompt reporting of spam 'bombers' -
And yes, even us super-powered green folk need to recharge the batteries at times - but never fear - spammers that attack MobileRead are doomed to oblivion! AKA, the trash can ....
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I'm having a hard time deciding which are worse: spam threads or spat threads (the latter of which might involve spam threats).
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I'm having a hard time deciding which are worse: spam threads or spat threads (the latter of which might involve spam threats).
Good question. I imagine both spam bombers and trolls are a constant problem on any message board. Both find themselves getting the boot eventually though I would think. Though the troll might get a warning about his/her behavior 1st I would guess depending on how bad they behave and the present mood of the moderator who contacts them about whatever it is.
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