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2 comments by INtense! on Apr 8th, 2015

For the most part I just don't get why they bother. They spam even though our system doesn't allow URLs to be typed so they will do things like "Get free games from BESTGAMESONLINE [.] COM". For a start I would have thought that 99.99% of users would avoid the spam to begin with, but who would actually bother to copy and paste that URL and edit it to work? Some spam even without URLs or anything meaningful in their message (are they trying to establish system trust?).

And even if their spam manages to get through we are extremely proactive here and will ban then erase all trace of them from the internet, meaning at best they get a tiny bit of exposure (but not long enough for any visitors or SEO benefits).

A basic look at our system

Either way the spam looks awful to our visitors hurting our reputation, distracts our users who want to see real amazing content from game and mod teams and wastes our time cleaning it up. While we currently get very little spam compared to what we see on some other sites, we ideally want to make it too hard so the spammers just give up and move on. Which is why we have just implemented a custom anti-spam system which updates on the fly. By being one-of-a-kind it should be very hard for the spammers to adapt and adjust too without significant work (unlike on Wordpress et al which have millions of sites using the same system, meaning there is huge upside for the spammers if they figure out a system). An approach like this has worked for us in the past, as it is a great deal of effort to get through just to spam on one site which will delete your message anyhow... and so far in the first 48hours no spam has made it in. Fingers crossed this continues and we will always do all we can to eradicate it!

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Yukino_Yukinoshita
Yukino_Yukinoshita Apr 19 2015, 12:21pm says:

Moddb.com This is my throne! Get off! :D

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Yukino_Yukinoshita
Yukino_Yukinoshita Apr 4 2015, 9:47am says:

Dear mod-db members.

Master Intense and his loyal fellowship clearly want to improve this web-site. It's obvious this site is primarily dedicated to mods and games, so we as a/the community should promote and support the mod-db staff, mods and games.

So, if you're a hard-core player or a casual gamer, try to promote this site and its creative members. You should definitely mention this astonishing social network on other sites. You've been here for a while, you joined for free and you enjoy numerous entertaining mod-db features, so now the time has come, for you, to make sure this web-site will get better and that it will stay here as long as possible. Tell your friends about this site in reality and via internet. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated by the community.

This site deserves to be number 1 as a social network and the gaming site. It's the ultimate destination for all people. This site offers a neat interface and everyone has the possibility to create something here- whether it be a fan-club, mod or anything else. I would promote kinky matters, but I cannot. :D So, be the change you wish to see in the world... make this site the change you want to see in the world. Thank you for your attention.

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ToxicBlood
ToxicBlood Apr 14 2015, 9:29am replied:

Youtube.com

It only takes a few moments from mod teams to promote this website for all the great features it has. So make it a goal to promote the website in all of your release promo videos. Also only host it on this website for even more support.

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Yukino_Yukinoshita
Yukino_Yukinoshita Apr 17 2015, 4:30pm replied:

Indeed - Youtube.com :)

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we all want to know what is causing the delay !

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Yukino_Yukinoshita Jan 31 2015, 3:43am says:

Mod-DB help-desk - Youtube.com
Keep up the good work.
Cheers. :)

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❇Happy New Year❇

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