Why All The Spam?

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Why All The Spam?

Post by Coldly-Indifferent » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:06 pm

What is it with this forum that attracts such regular and persistent spamming posts? I've never seen this sort of thing directed at one forum as it is done here. It is not as though there is a significant visitor count, it is a pretty niche forum yet this sort of stuff gets posted here most weeks. I find that odd - has somebody out there got it in for XBMC4Xbox or is this forum just particularly vulnerable for some reason?

Usually it appears to be Russian or East European sourced but today is a new low, what looks like Chinese spam littering every sub-forum.

The fact that such posts aren't automatically filtered out is a bit concerning.

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Re: Why All The Spam?

Post by cashonly » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:15 pm

i'm intrigued also
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Re: Why All The Spam?

Post by Dan Dar3 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:34 pm

A lot of them are filtered, the ones that go through appear to be posted by actual people. Once reported they are removed quickly by one of the 3-4 people with admin rights.

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Re: Why All The Spam?

Post by GoTeamScotch » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:48 pm

The site gets enough traffic to be worth it I guess. I report them when I find them, but admins here are pretty good about thwarting spam, even though it's a little quiet around here most weeks. It would be tragic if this forum was flooded with spam, but luckily they get deleted pretty fast when they do pop up. Props to the mods.
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Re: Why All The Spam?

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:24 am

Dan Dar3 wrote:... Once reported they are removed quickly by one of the 3-4 people with admin rights.
Suuuure they are... ;)


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