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    Floris
    Senior Member

  • Floris
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    They can have a link in their signature to their site, even with a description. But when it shows 'cheap service, now without setup fee, click here: www.blah' then I won't allow it. There is a difference between subtle and obvious.

    Besides that, no, they spam, they get a warning, then a ban.

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  • fury
    Senior Member

  • fury
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    Originally posted by Mark Hewitt
    We allow advertising in signatures, but nowhere else. Occasionally someone will start a thread asking for websites on a particular topic, and that is fine.

    There is an opposition board to us who's members all hate us and thing it is highly amusing to come to our forum, post a spam and then time how long it takes for it do get deleted, then report back to their friends about how clever they are
    I know the feeling, Mark. Except there's a couple members who do that who were members from the beginning, not coming from an opposing board. Kinda makes you wonder just how much time they have on their hands.

    There's also one from a forum with the same abbreviation as ours who kept signing up with a link to his website as his username, four times... I renamed all the users and banned them, and eventually had to ban his entire IP cause he kept signing up and evading the email bans.

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  • Mark Hewitt
    Senior Member

  • Mark Hewitt
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    We allow advertising in signatures, but nowhere else. Occasionally someone will start a thread asking for websites on a particular topic, and that is fine.

    There is an opposition board to us who's members all hate us and thing it is highly amusing to come to our forum, post a spam and then time how long it takes for it do get deleted, then report back to their friends about how clever they are

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  • jw791
    Senior Member

  • jw791
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    I'm brand new, but I do allow links in sigs. I do not allow post content to contain advertising, but I don't have a problem with sigs, especially if is for non-related content.

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  • InSite
    Senior Member

  • InSite
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    I put this in my membership rules:

    Members are not permitted to advertise other sites on these forums. Site owners may advertise their site at a cost of £10 per message per day. Invoices will be issued on a weekly basis. By registering on the forums, you have agreed to be bound by this clause.
    When I am in the mood, I send out emails to spammers "thanking" them for their business, and reminding them an invoice will be sent out to the address the domain name is registered at.

    Most of the time, I get an apology by reply, and they return to my site and remove the link

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  • fury
    Senior Member

  • fury
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    I allow links in signatures, but not when the links are to porn sites. Also, when the link is via an image that either takes a while to load or stretches out the screen at lower resolutions, I'll usually ask them to kill the image or downsize it.

    For people who just want to be members to spam, I've got a special place for them, and just recently added a special smilie for the use against those and other annoying people we come across...

    Unfortunately it'd probably be against the Jelsoft rules to link to it here, but I can give you an approximate abbreviation... How about a nice cup of... STFU

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  • Roody
    Senior Member

  • Roody
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    Originally posted by DR€@M W€@V€R
    thats trolling/ advertising n id be a hypocrite not to allow it...spam is when they multi post nonsense...but most of the posts on my forum have intelligent content so...


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    I tend to make a public example of them. If they spam more then one thread at a time then I remove all threads except the first one and change their url to spam.com's site and leave a link to this wav file that repeatedly sings "spam, spam, spam".

    In a few cases they actually really didnt mean any harm so I talk to them and on a case to case basis decide if i will allow it. some URL's have been added to my censored word list...like outwar for example.

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  • DR€@M W€@V€R
    Senior Member

  • DR€@M W€@V€R
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    thats trolling/ advertising n id be a hypocrite not to allow it...spam is when they multi post nonsense...but most of the posts on my forum have intelligent content so...


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  • bromyaur
    Senior Member

  • bromyaur
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    that reminds me I have to go to JMDS and spam my commercial site.....

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  • jmd
    Senior Member

  • jmd
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    I don't allow any advertising

    If they don't like that then don't join

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  • bromyaur
    Senior Member

  • bromyaur
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    I dont allow links to commercial sites. IE: they are selling something, services etc...I did not pay for my vb license and pay to host my board so I can be a place where someone can advertise to make money....after all whats in it for me, if you want to advertise your commercial site then I want a % of your total sales.

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  • filburt1
    Senior Member

  • filburt1
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    One of my forums is for allowing other members to critique their site. While I'm sure many members are just sly, most seem to honestly want feedback and they tend to stick around after that.

    Spam of any other kind in any other forum is an immediate deletion and banning.

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  • IDN
    Senior Member

  • IDN
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    Originally posted by Wayne Luke
    Yes....

    A user comes to my site and registers for an account.
    The first thing they post is some sort of SPAM. they are banned no questions asked, no second chances. Didn't think it was that hard to understand. Sorry.
    I kinda knew what you were saying, just the wording didn't make sense

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  • 0ptima
    Senior Member

  • 0ptima
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    Originally posted by Andrew-ningc
    I have latley not accepted any of it. I Dislike it when someone just signs up for the soul reason of advertising their site/board.
    I run an automotive forum on "brand x" and someone signs up looking for lincoln Navigator dash replacements. A few days later, someone else signs up and replies with a link to a dash website. I saw this same this happen on a totally different automotive forum as well!

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  • Wayne Luke
    vBulletin Technical Support Lead

  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by IDN
    If the spam is posted after they sign up?

    Sorry, just don't understand your wording
    Yes....

    A user comes to my site and registers for an account.
    The first thing they post is some sort of SPAM. they are banned no questions asked, no second chances. Didn't think it was that hard to understand. Sorry.

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