Why has this site become a target for constant spam?

  • Posted: 30 September 2009 09:35 AM

    No real topic just the last couple of days have been really crap.

    EDIT: This is not to say that the Mods don’t do a terrific job - just it seems that there is a lot of desperate link whores hitting recently.

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  • Posted: 30 September 2009 11:42 PM #1

    rattyuk - 30 September 2009 12:35 PM

    No real topic just the last couple of days have been really crap.

    EDIT: This is not to say that the Mods don’t do a terrific job - just it seems that there is a lot of desperate link whores hitting recently.

    It’s an issue. The tell tale signs are barely coherent posts with lots of spam links in the signature line and new “members” reviving old topics. I clean the AFB (and other forums) usually each night and each morning if I can get to it. I know SNIPUS is quite vigilant as well.

         
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    Posted: 01 October 2009 01:19 PM #2

    I’ve been noticing quite a few posts advertising DVD-to-iPod ripping software as well.

         
  • Posted: 01 October 2009 08:47 PM #3

    MaxW - 01 October 2009 04:19 PM

    I’ve been noticing quite a few posts advertising DVD-to-iPod ripping software as well.

    Quite a few as a matter of fact. As a working policy we delete the posts and nuke the member accounts. But they keep coming, many advertising the same commercial product.