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3 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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BigBird Staff
BigBird Oct 26 2002, 3:03am says:

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/me = .

:P

mmm beer

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INtense! Creator
INtense! Oct 26 2002, 2:54am says:

seien wrote:its about time i made intense a smilie.

i'll make it soon or now.

that be wikkid, may earn you some special privledges eheh :) I wonder how many people that'll **** off :flame:

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M@t
M@t Oct 26 2002, 2:14am says:

i was freakin' earning scotty some Brownie points.

But obviously it was a bit too vague for the absent-minded

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Sajt
Sajt Oct 25 2002, 10:08pm says:

its about time i made intense a smilie.

i'll make it soon or now.

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azzDB
azzDB Oct 24 2002, 1:08pm says:

I LIEK YURE SMILYE

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liquid
liquid Oct 23 2002, 9:55pm says:

Greg

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M@t
M@t Oct 23 2002, 2:01am says:

The way you light up his day everytime you talk. :)

Oh wait...that was at uni...

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INtense! Creator
INtense! Oct 21 2002, 1:13am says:

w00t!!! custom smilies now work.. i is one tough mofo :D -

If you have no idea what i am on about, modify your personal profile and read the user icon part: Moddb.com

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bigthreesix
bigthreesix Oct 20 2002, 9:52pm says:

i like retarded people o:

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azzDB
azzDB Oct 20 2002, 5:28am says:

I Liek choclate

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