Forum spammers, like all spammers, suck. The put real links in the gibberish posts, and they couldn't care less if forum readers click them, from what I've read, they just try to get those links on as many webpages on the internets as they can for search engine indexing purposes.TermiteHunter wrote:Actually, There appears to no longer be much if an activity by real OCus users.
The place has been taken over by SPAMBOTS and the Mods have just let their posts remain.
If there is an issue with blocking the individual accounts, perhaps causing additional attacks, at least DELETE their posts so that prospective new members that actually have an interest in opencaching will not be confronted with what now appears to be an abandoned forum increasingly populated by spam posts. Not the image of a community I would be likely to join if I were on the fence about it and exploring the OCus sites.
RE: our fourm being kinda dead lately; I'd post more, but I don't want to see last post Mr. Yuck all down the page!
I know Geocaching.com has a one day waiting period before posting to the forums, and it's pretty effective, from what I can tell. What does Navicache do? That is one seriously dead forum, but I'm not so sure I've ever seen spam there. Even with the new ownership. Whatever they have in place over there works.