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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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Darkness
Darkness Aug 26 2002, 9:17am says:

That dog rulez!

:D

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INtense! Creator
INtense! Aug 25 2002, 5:46pm says:

ok, before you all trip out - i decided to update my avatar!! the new one, was done using a picture of meh, which was then maniped a little in photoshop by a good mate of mine, howling!! Finially i made it into avatar sized and uploaded.. enjoy!

also the image in my profile is no longer meh dog, but the view from the 28th floor of the IBM building where i worked for 5 months...

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azzDB
azzDB Aug 23 2002, 1:52am says:

IRT INtenses comment on my profile :

I give up playing decent games, thats why I love Half Life mods so much.

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INtense! Creator
INtense! Aug 18 2002, 9:45am says:

Ok, in version 0.5 of this site that used to be called 'Page Loads'

Basically everytime you visited a page it incremented 1.

However in v1.0 of modDB I changed it to visits, so everytime you visit this page it increments - hence it goes up alot slower. I never reset the stats when I updated modDB so that is why my visits is so high. Really it should just be like 100 or something - but i wanna be special :)

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Sajt
Sajt Aug 18 2002, 4:42am says:

What exactly is 'moddb visits'? Just visiting the site? You've visited it over 6000 times?!?!?!

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INtense! Creator
INtense! Aug 16 2002, 11:17pm says:

I am beyond the mere devil :devil: my friend... 6666 visits was just fluky that you saw that, but yeah it is most definatly something special, guess you should watch out :paranoid:

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tw13ve
tw13ve Aug 16 2002, 10:58pm says:

wowa freaky, i thought id check ya info so i could hunt you down
and i saw the moddb visits : 6666
now i dunno if you did this on purpose with your krazy kustom kode
or if i just came at the right time....
oh well, i shat my pants either way....

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leilei
leilei Aug 14 2002, 2:51am says:

uber 1337 delete mod caretaker? LOL

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finite
finite Aug 10 2002, 3:58pm says:

Sheesh son.. how much did that set you back? And how the hell do you fit it in your house? :D

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Megasaxon
Megasaxon Aug 7 2002, 11:30pm says:

hello scott :)

haha, disco dolly showbag, ahahahah, sorry, just saw an ad for it on the telly

Advanced Hair - Yeah Yeah *cough*

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