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Stamimail
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Post by Stamimail » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:26 am

Hi guys,
I took my time today to reply to a topic.
https://i.snipboard.io/356uzf.jpg

but few minutes after I replied I discovered that this topic removed from forum website.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9431

I searched the forum and discovered that this topic is really doubled from an old topic.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8977

What is this phenomenon?

NotNull
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Re: Question

Post by NotNull » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:58 am

It was a spammer.
Not yet an active one, but that was only a matter of time.

He (or she) caught my eye because I recognized that exact same text from an earlier thread (link).
I checked his IP-address on the StopForumSpam website.
Turns out to be a known spammer, so I posted a message that this was a spammer and I would remove the entire thread (in the hope that you and the others would read it before I actually removed the entire thread).


And that is what happened :)

Stamimail
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Re: Question

Post by Stamimail » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:32 am

What is the motivation of a spammer with this type of spams?

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Re: Question

Post by void » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:38 am

Usually to push their website higher up on search engines, such as Google.

Sorry to delete your reply mentioned in the original post.
I'll keep replies to spam-bots from now on.

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Re: Question

Post by Stamimail » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:48 am

void wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:38 am
Usually to push their website higher up on search engines, such as Google.
I heard about SEO. I don't realize how this type of spam helps someone. There are no links..

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Re: Question

Post by void » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:54 am

The links are usually hidden or added by the spam-bot at a later date.

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