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1 comment 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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moddlord1
moddlord1 Jan 2 2014, 9:48am says:

Happy new year! Hdwallpapersinn.com

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Sanguinius Online
Sanguinius Dec 31 2013, 11:05pm says:

Happy new year, all the best in 2014!

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Dec 31 2013, 7:53pm says:

Happy new year! INtense! - Moddb.com

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Tony15Groce
Tony15Groce Dec 30 2013, 11:26am says:

Can you please authorize my mod Counter Strike: Plane of Attack
Heres the link: Moddb.com

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Dec 25 2013, 8:21am says:

Merry Christmas: Scott Reismanis - Moddb.com

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EldeGodDemonbane
EldeGodDemonbane Dec 18 2013, 4:04pm says:

hi

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero Dec 12 2013, 3:52pm says:

Yo this might be a good time for you moddb heads to contact some Youtubers about coming over to this place here since they need a trustworthy place to hang out and youtube is being a treacherous evil hag.

Imagine all the traffic and activity and views and what not this place could gain from it. We could kinda need it don't you think and they'd benefit too in pretty much every regard.

So what'cha waiting for, christmas?

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Azaxor
Azaxor Nov 27 2013, 7:05am says:

Hey please authorise my game
will add videos soon!

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Nov 21 2013, 1:34am says:

I have but one request for you Lord of Moddb:

Please get rid of the "guests" system.

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billhilly
billhilly Nov 15 2013, 4:16pm says:

I accidentally deleted my game, please re put it back up <3

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