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Postby Jack Saladin » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:14 pm UTC

Why is this forum so heavily spammed? It's not like it's got really huge traffic or anything. Has some bot just got its eyes set on it or something?

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Postby Marrow » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:34 pm UTC

Why is my Email spammed. Its not like I really use it either. If someone finds a place to send it, they will.
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Postby Jerf » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:40 pm UTC

Spammers have standard packages for spamming standard forum software.

Moreover, I've seen blogs with custom posting systems get hit at surprisingly small readership levels/Google ranking. At least one person's got a bot that when it encounters a site it can't spam alerts a human to program it for the site, and I wouldn't be surprised it's got a custom language or entry system for rapidly explaining to the program how to make posts. (While I'm not about to write one, I think I could write such a system that would get the average site down to less than a minute of customization to get the spam software working on it.) Thus, even utterly non-standard posting software can get hit.

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Postby Umlaut » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:05 pm UTC

Shhhh.... they'll hear you.

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Postby EM-002.rv-L "Tem Cu » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:03 am UTC

It could have something to do with its newfound fame at several pages?
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Postby Marrow » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:16 am UTC

Oh, take the easy answer.
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