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Old 29th January 2007, 08:30 PM
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Post Should bots be allowed to post?

Every so often, we see a post that looks exactly like the following.

I have come to think that the poster is not a human but a bot spamming this and other forums promoting these names.

Should these kinds of bot/spam posts be allowed on the forum?

Several key features of these kinds of posts:

1. Requests reply to email address, rather than through the forum, because the poster never bothers to visit the forum for real.
2. Posts the same thing over and over again on different forums.
3. Uses the same template to promote different domain names, posting every so often.

Also, some posts make the use of non standard English, typical of spam that tries to avoid spam filters.
Frenz,

Had XXXXXXXXXXXX.COM registered quite a while ago and wanted to sell it before feb 2007 for the best price you can offer.

Any offers plz send to offer@XXXXXXXX.com.

Grazie

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Old 29th January 2007, 11:29 PM
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Re: Should bots be allowed to post?

I am getting similar crap on one of my forums but it is "porn" related.

Also many "sign ups " with no posts just a "porn" link in the profile.
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Old 29th January 2007, 11:43 PM
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Re: Should bots be allowed to post?

Just because the post is about domains, and posted to the relevant section, does not mean that it is not spam. The spammers have just gotten more sophisticated.
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Old 30th January 2007, 01:20 AM
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Re: Should bots be allowed to post?

The site admin has to change up a few things in the standard vbulletin code so that auto bot programs cant register and stuff, easy.
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Old 30th January 2007, 01:38 AM
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Re: Should bots be allowed to post?

Can you verify these are bots & just not a user copying the same thing...
I'm emailing the user but I haven't seen bots that post every few days in the correct section.
Since there is a language issue with many users, there are members who are using copy paste methods...
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Old 5th February 2007, 04:12 AM
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Re: Should bots be allowed to post?

Hello guys,

I am not that geek to run bots..
I am really feeling, I am not welcome to this site.

I like to sell my domains and i am manually making posts in appropriate forums.
so, ethically I am not doing any thing wrong .

I reason, I mentioned e-mail is bcos I visit this site couple of times a week and I don;t have time to visit every day ..



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Originally Posted by blastfromthepast
Every so often, we see a post that looks exactly like the following.

I have come to think that the poster is not a human but a bot spamming this and other forums promoting these names.

Should these kinds of bot/spam posts be allowed on the forum?

Several key features of these kinds of posts:

1. Requests reply to email address, rather than through the forum, because the poster never bothers to visit the forum for real.
2. Posts the same thing over and over again on different forums.
3. Uses the same template to promote different domain names, posting every so often.

Also, some posts make the use of non standard English, typical of spam that tries to avoid spam filters.
Frenz,

Had XXXXXXXXXXXX.COM registered quite a while ago and wanted to sell it before feb 2007 for the best price you can offer.

Any offers plz send to offer@XXXXXXXX.com.

Grazie
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Old 5th February 2007, 04:54 AM
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Re: Should bots be allowed to post?

Thread Closed DomainNameBazaar has been informed of forum rules & has responded well...
Not a bot...
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