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August 16, 2012 1:28:10 AM

How come there is a increase in advertisement threads and posts?

August 16, 2012 1:52:39 AM

Report them when you see them, there is always a steady trickle and we get them as quickly as they can but occasionally they come in large batches so report them when you spot them so we can nuke them quicker.
August 16, 2012 2:00:10 AM

I don't see the point of people trying to advertise here, nearly all of us hate ads....
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August 16, 2012 2:02:54 AM

Some of them are just bots that go around and signup at every forum they stumble across and post stuff up, others are individuals who get paid simply for spamming ads around. Spammer don't do it because it is efficient, they do it for the one moron in a thousand who follows the link.
August 16, 2012 2:06:52 AM

Okay then, so as soon as i see a ad thread, straight away report, sound easy....
August 16, 2012 6:48:32 AM

The guys who make the bots are getting WAY to good :/ 
August 16, 2012 6:50:16 AM

Wonder who those guys are..
August 16, 2012 10:12:52 AM

They probably aren't bots. You can hire people (even companies) to do this for very little money on freelancing/outsourcing sites. It's often for SEO purposes, not to get people to actually follow the links. Most of them spam sites that don't provide any real SEO benefit (like this one), but when you pay for bottom dollar SEO you get bottom dollar SEO.
August 16, 2012 2:25:59 PM

I haven't seen any increase in my travels.
August 16, 2012 7:26:48 PM

Maybe i haven't been here long enough...
August 16, 2012 7:31:31 PM

Probably not. Every time a UFC fight nears we get hit, everytime a major soccer game approaches we get hit. The ones in the hardware section get nuked pretty quickly so i don't often see many, but the ones in the lower section need others to report them since many of us don't venture down that far.


Wait until a major sporting event comes around, then you will see an increase.
August 16, 2012 8:27:24 PM

How come random people have started posting porn posts in random threads, thats messed up, i not sure if it happened before i joined but thats just plain wrong.
August 16, 2012 9:50:01 PM

I delete a few of those every week.
August 16, 2012 9:54:54 PM

What every single week?
August 16, 2012 9:55:48 PM

Yes, i see them in the entertainment quite a bit.
August 16, 2012 10:15:45 PM

I could try and help in the lower sections...
August 17, 2012 5:57:26 AM

:non: 

Are these guys getting that DESPERATE?
August 17, 2012 8:55:08 AM

Most probably, saw another one appear in the same thread as the last.
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