There seems to be an increase of spam on ModDB, so we have begun taking measures to stop it.
Posted by INtense! on Jan 31st, 2010
To preface, I am not talking about spam bots who are trying to push products, scams and crap. If you ever see a comment, forum post or receive a PM from someone like this, please send us their username and we will erase all traces of them from the site. ModDB is a 100% spam free zone, and will always remain that way.
What I am referring to, is members spamming one another and their blog posts, which I am assuming they do to raise their "karma / activity points". To combat this, all members found responsbile are being banned (a few already), their comments erased and their karma / points reset to zero. If you are seen posting spam ANYWHERE on the site, this will happen to you too. Members, please report those you feel are spamming, so we can deal with them appropriately.
Secondly, because of these members immature actions, the karma / points system has been updated to only issue points on a unique basis. Spamming comments over and over as has been occurring will no longer help raise your level, it will only help you get banned. Same applies to forum posts, blog posts, news posts and everything else on the site.
The aim of ModDB, is to provide a community for game developers and players to share their thoughts and opinions with one another. Spam and nonsense ruins it for the majority who are here to better their skills and games, so please respect the rules and stick to insightful, meaningful discussion.
It has been brought to my attention that members are also spamming karma and continually down voting certain members / mods they dislike. That too is just as bad and will be dealt with appropiately. I will be investigating a few reports of this to ensure this practice stops as well.