Community Spam Service

No big shock or anything, but a couple days ago, I had a piece of spam posted at the PhotoshopForums.com, the phpBBHacks.com Support Forums and CommunityAdmins.com. Violated all of their guidelines, removed at all three, user banned.

The person was spamming a “forum promotion” service. Basically, they will post your message to thousands and thousands of sites. They’ll post them in “advertising” forums on communities where advertising is allowed and it is less likely to be deleted, etc. Now, if that were true, if it were posted in advertising sections as appropriate, that’d be fine, as far as I am concerned. The problem is that the message he posted was in the PhotoshopForums.com Market Place forum, the phpBBHacks.com Support Forums Install Stuff for Me forum and the CommunityAdmins.com General Chat forum…

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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Tanner

about 13 years ago

They obviously missed the whole "looking-through-the-sites-for-an-advertising-forum" part. :P

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