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Heer Karel
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PostSubject: Definition of spam   Sun May 18, 2008 2:07 pm

Since I think not everybody (incl. mods) know what spam means, here's the defintion from wikipedia:

Most spambot forum spam consists of links, with the dual goals of increasing search engine
visibility in highly competitive areas such as weight loss,
pharmaceuticals, gambling, pornography, real estate or loans, and
generating more traffic for these commercial websites. Some of these
links contain code to track the spambot's identity if a sale goes
through, when the spammer behind the spambot works on commission.
Spam posts may contain anything from a single link, to dozens of
links. Text content is minimal, usually innocuous and unrelated to the
forum's topic. Full banner advertisements have also been reported.
Alternately, the spam links are posted in the user's signature, in
which case the spambot will never post. The link sits quietly in the
signature field, where it is most likely to be harvested by search
engine spiders than discovered by forum administrators and moderators.
Recently, a very destructive and malicious forum spam attacks are propagated by inserting into comments redirect domains with an automated posting script like Xrumer, these domains redirect a user to pornographic Websites, which display adult images. If a user click on the image or attempts to close the Website an ActiveX codec will be downloaded as a Zlob Trojan[1].
Spam can also be described as posts that have no relevance to the
threads topic, or have no purpose in general (e.i, a user typing
"CABBAGES!" or other such useless posts in an important news thread).

and now what the meaning of spam is:

Spam prevention and deletions measurably increase the workload of forum
administrators and moderators. The amount of time and resources spent
keeping a forum spam free contributes significantly to labour cost, and
the skill required in the running of a public forum. Marginally
profitable or smaller forums may be permanently closed by
administrators. Forums that do not require registration are becoming

I hope you learned what spam is and know how to handle it when you encounter it Smile
Have a nice day Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Definition of spam   Sun May 18, 2008 2:10 pm

*Sneak peaking at Milosovitch and says*
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PostSubject: Re: Definition of spam   Sun May 18, 2008 3:33 pm

Summize: SPAM > Stupid Pointless Annoying Message.
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PostSubject: Re: Definition of spam   Sun May 18, 2008 4:41 pm


Demon Eldorath Edit:
This is exactly what spam is. Don't do it nor repeat things like this again.

Last edited by Demon Eldorath on Sun May 18, 2008 5:09 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Demon Edit.)
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PostSubject: Re: Definition of spam   Mon May 19, 2008 12:39 pm

niborz gave a nice example Razz

Thx for posting this heer karel. I didn't even know exactly wen something is spamming or offtopic Razz
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