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    Default Spam!

    Why do people join, post one random reply, then put a link in to debt management, or some other crap that no one visiting 411 cares about? It is so annoying!!! >:(

    It's happened a lot this week so I just wanted to vent :)

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    I agree Jess! I recall one person started a new topic complete with misspellings and poor grammar. That person represented a business resume company, it was funny! I think the post was removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jess
    Why do people join, post one random reply, then put a link in to debt management, or some other crap that no one visiting 411 cares about? It is so annoying!!! >:(

    It's happened a lot this week so I just wanted to vent :)
    The reason is MiamiBeach411 has a high search engine ranking and links back to their site or offer can either bring residual traffic and/or better search engine rankings.

    Now its funny this was posted after I just updated my signature to include a website i own.

    Oh the irony

    I hope Gus does not mind this.

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    Haha, I don't care for the market report but love those interactive ads. Unluckily after 5 reloads it starts skipping the ad altogether.

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    I think Gus usually removes them, but now he's relaxing in Mexico, so I guess there are more than usual. Just skip over them..

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    Yes I did think it's cos Gus has his back turned for more than a few hours!

    I do skip over them, I just think it's funny that they do one random post and then stick another one in thinking, hey, they won't notice! Duh...

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    Thanks for mentioning this, Jess.

    Hopefully, the spammers will see this and think twice before posting.

    If you anyone sees a spammy looking post that I missed, feel free to click the "Report" link to send me a message.

    Coincidentally, last week, we were contacted by a former spammer who apologized for spamming and asked if we would let me join again. Michelle said, no.

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    Ahhh, I never knew what report meant. It did get worse when you were away, as I guess you weren't taking them down. You must see more than we do!

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    I see them a lot commenting on our articles...stuff like "Nice article, check out my site here"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug
    I see them a lot commenting on our articles...stuff like "Nice article, check out my site here"....
    I try to remove these, right away.

    FYI, authors can login to the control panel and delete them, too.

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    Oh, good! I can make sure people only say nice things, ha ha!

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    Jess, thanks for bringing this up. One of the great things about a true, quality online community is that it polices itself to avoid these commercial intrusions that don't contribute to the content of the threads. One friend makes fun of me and calls me "The Enforcer" because I am always sending reports to Gus.

    You are an important part of this forum. If you see something that looks suspicious, you should report it.

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