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Old 23rd July 2008, 10:08 AM   #1
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Exclamation Why Are You Wasting Your Time Spamming Forums With Advertisements?

Name the topic, and there's probably a forum for it. Participating in forums is a great way to learn, network and grow your business. Unfortunately, you have a few individuals who try to ruin it for everyone else by constantly spamming forums with stupid and ridiculous advertisements.

Now to be fair, there are some individuals who simply don't know any better. For example, "newbies" who don't bother to take the time to read the forum rules before they start posting. They'll spam a forum once, get reprimanded by the moderators and never do it again.

At the other end of the spectrum you have your serial spammers. These individuals simply dart from forum to forum carpet-bombing forums with advertisements. They know they're spamming, but they simply don't care.

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Old 24th July 2008, 02:18 AM   #2
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You are right, some members just post only 1 and never go back. I hate those who do that.

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Old 24th July 2008, 08:36 AM   #3
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You are right, some members just post only 1 and never go back. I hate those who do that.
Oh, they come back. You just don't realize it, because they change their identity when they return.

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Old 24th July 2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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Normally to reply to their own post with an amazing solution to the problem they originally posted.

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Normally to reply to their own post with an amazing solution to the problem they originally posted.
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Thats funny:-) I never thought of that:-)
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Wow this just made my morning.....thanks

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Old 30th October 2010, 06:47 AM   #9
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But you cannot blame on the spammer only because i have seen good forums becoming a dumping ground as the moderators do not care a straw or two for the quality of the forum and even in some worse case they do reply to some silly posts that do not make any sense at all.

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They always pose a question...to which they know the answer. Another is a link to a recent article that is supposed to highlight their subject...which is fine when there is a real interest or debate...but nearly always it's about self promotion.

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