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Title: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: PJBottomz on September 27, 2011, 05:28:21 am
I've been noticing that people are actually come to advertise stuff on here. Usually, when you click on a topic with a link that says something OTHER than a level, it'll contain info about cheap deals and a link to a website.

The best thing to do is to report this to Terry by clicking the, "Report to Moderator" button, and putting the comment simply as, "This message is spam." I've done this many times, and Terry gets rid of each advertiser, and the forum is all good.

I would like help on this though - if you see a suspicious topic, check it out, and if it's spam, report it.

Together, we can keep distractionware distracting with levels, not deals on stuff no one wants. :viridian:
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: Dispensers Heal on September 27, 2011, 12:11:06 pm
Don't forget that I'm a certified Thread Protector.
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: PJBottomz on September 27, 2011, 03:26:26 pm
Then protect!
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: ThePaSch on September 27, 2011, 10:51:02 pm
Yeah, it's spambots sweeping the interwebs, looking for forums they then register to to advertise.
It's not too drastic right now, I haven't seen an ad thread pop up too often; however, maybe integrating reCAPTCHA with the forum software would help completely holding these guys off.
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: PJBottomz on September 29, 2011, 12:57:26 am
Yeah, it's spambots sweeping the interwebs, looking for forums they then register to to advertise.
It's not too drastic right now, I haven't seen an ad thread pop up too often; however, maybe integrating reCAPTCHA with the forum software would help completely holding these guys off.

The forum does have reCAPTCHA.
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: robloxfan1999 on September 29, 2011, 12:58:19 am
does that mean i get banned for toribash? :victoria:
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: Dispensers Heal on September 29, 2011, 01:01:14 am
does that mean i get banned for toribash? :victoria:

No, naive little Robloxian, you don't get banned.  :shiny::viridian:I found a twenty-first trinket.
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: PJBottomz on September 29, 2011, 01:23:44 am
does that mean i get banned for toribash? :victoria:

No - Toribash is, as you said, an online game. The people I'm talking about are advertising items - clothes, food, etc...
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: Dispensers Heal on September 29, 2011, 01:43:32 am
And medicine.

THE WORST KIND OF SPAM IS MEDICINE SPAM.  :victoria:I HATE SPAM
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: Damn It AL to Hell on October 02, 2011, 10:27:45 pm
And medicine.

THE WORST KIND OF SPAM IS MEDICINE SPAM.  :victoria:I HATE SPAM


Out of curiosity, what is a medicine spam?
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: Dispensers Heal on October 03, 2011, 10:10:44 pm
Spamming medical advertisements.

"Medicine Ad"

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Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: Damn It AL to Hell on October 03, 2011, 10:31:30 pm
Wow, that was a stupid question  :-[    :P
Title: Re: Advertisers Galore?
Post by: Dispensers Heal on October 04, 2011, 01:28:47 am
Wow, that was a stupid question  :-[    :P

Of course it was!

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