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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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Be7AMod
Be7AMod Apr 2 2014, 11:21am says:

That comment was for Moddb.com
Not you, btw ban Zlixine first and unban Soulstormfan. OK?
Read God-EmperorOfMankind's Comment please.

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Be7AMod
Be7AMod Apr 2 2014, 11:14am says:

Anyway, please read this.
You was banned from ModDB - While zlixine isn't unbanned.
The Adminastator will unban you - While zlixine will banned replaces you.
www.moddb.com/members/zlixine (please ban him!)
Has a 2 mods.
www.moddb.com/mods/zekr (mod deleted)
www.moddb.com/mods/war-of-the-world (ban that mod!)
Please BAN Zlixine! (And don't forget to vote my comment to +3 and more).

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Be7AMod
Be7AMod Apr 2 2014, 10:27am says:

That boy who sent a comment for you was banned for the violation?
What is the violation, and why posting violation isn't good for that webpage?

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The Elite One
The Elite One Mar 29 2014, 8:28am says:

Excuse me Mr.INtense sir, but I have a friend here that had wanted me to post something for ya:

Dear admin.

I'm Soulstormfan. I just want to say that I'm really sorry for what happened in the past. I grew up, and now Im 21. I realized all my mistakes and want to ask you for you guys to give me a second chance. I promise that it will never ever happen again. Just please, give me a second chance to be one of your amazing site fans. I miss all of my friends and modwatching. If there is any drop left for me in your glass of mercy I'm asking you to recover my old account. Moddb.com . All I want is this last chance. That is all. Please have a heart.

-Soulstormfan

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Be7AMod
Be7AMod Apr 2 2014, 10:24am replied:

Man, your message was... GOOD!

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Be7AMod
Be7AMod Mar 11 2014, 11:33am says:

Can we update desura?

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MHI_Spider
MHI_Spider Feb 9 2014, 4:17pm says:

I found a problem that when I upload anything, says upload complete and filling all required things and clicking Save file, a message appears in the red box above Edit addon title and says: The file you uploaded could not be found, please try again. I tried 60 times to upload and the problem isn't fixed. Also tried in 1 week and it also didn't fixed. Any helps?

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Feb 12 2014, 8:15pm replied:

The download issue should now be fixed.

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe
TωısтeđHeαdαcħe Jan 31 2014, 11:12pm says:

Got way too many accolades. Hacker, report!

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