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#1 Friday, June 15, 2012 01:06:05

AllDayKade28471
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Do NOT Spam!

Do NOT spam. Spam is bad. Many Scratchers get annoyed by spam. We sometimes even get spam in e-mail. It really annoys people, no matter what type of spam it is. If you are wondering about what type of comments/posts are considered as spam on The Funelephant Forums, look here:

What is Spamming?

These days, the word spam means a lot of things. In email, spam means a message sent to try and convince people to buy stuff. On forums, it takes the form of links to commercial sites. What about on The Funelephant Forums?

On The Funelephant Forums 'spamming' is when Members post lots of links to their websites, so that others will see them and increase their views. There's a fine line between "show and tell" and spamming. Think of it this way: If someone comes to a party and says "Hey check out my new website!" that's cool - it's nice to see what others are up to. But if they say "Hey check out my new project!" every 5 seconds to everyone in the room, it gets old pretty fast. That's a kind of spamming, so we politely discourage it.

But lately there is a new kind of spam that's becoming a problem on our forums. It's called SEO spam.  "SEO" stands for Search Engine Optimization.  SEO spam is when professional spammers create accounts on sites like ours for the purposes of putting links to their company or product. When google sees the link on our site, it thinks that it's probably a good company, so it increases their ranking in the search engine results. That turns into $$$ for the spammers, which just encourages them to make more spam!

So if you see links to other websites that don't really have anything to do with the conversation, especially by "new" Members without a lot of posts or projects, please flag them! In many cases we'll remove the link even if we're not sure, just in case it is spam. It's still ok for Members to link to sites that they think are cool, especially if they are related to programming or other fun related stuff. But if you aren't a long time member of the community, we might remove the link until we get to know you a little better.

And if you're wondering, "Bump" is NOT spam. :)

Have fun, and don't spam!

~ ADK

Some Credit to Paddle2See and Lightnin

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#2 Friday, June 15, 2012 01:19:36

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Re: Do NOT Spam!

I see your making your case for moderator. :)


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#3 Friday, June 15, 2012 02:21:27

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Re: Do NOT Spam!

mythbusteranimator wrote:

I see your making your case for moderator. :)

Eyup. ;)

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#4 Friday, June 15, 2012 11:41:26

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Re: Do NOT Spam!

Good guide, too. I think it accurately describes bad spamming.


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#5 Friday, June 15, 2012 14:19:55

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Re: Do NOT Spam!

mythbusteranimator wrote:

Good guide, too. I think it accurately describes bad spamming.

Yes, that's what I was going for. :)

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#6 Friday, June 15, 2012 18:34:00

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Re: Do NOT Spam!

AllDayKade28471 wrote:

mythbusteranimator wrote:

Good guide, too. I think it accurately describes bad spamming.

Yes, that's what I was going for. :)

Never would've known. :P


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#7 Saturday, June 16, 2012 00:33:23

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Re: Do NOT Spam!

mythbusteranimator wrote:

AllDayKade28471 wrote:

mythbusteranimator wrote:

Good guide, too. I think it accurately describes bad spamming.

Yes, that's what I was going for. :)

Never would've known. :P

:P

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