View Single Post
Old 02-01-07, 07:20 PM   #25
Rakeesh
 
Rakeesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sonoran Desert
Posts: 6,873
Default Re: 10-post minimum to post links?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rewt
The thing is, once you take away the spammers ability to post links.. They just start copying/pasting and posting large amounts of data to the forum instead..

It would take more bandwidth to send entire contents of a page than it would to send a link.
Well, this makes them stick out like a sore thumb, and become easily identified as spammers. Otherwise they'll merely use this forum as their personal means of increasing their page rank by using subtle links.

Hint: I inserted a link into this post, and your average onlooker won't notice it.

If this keeps up, eventually google will start delisting our forum from their search results, like they have done with other forums.
__________________
Want to listen to audio without your computer going to sleep? Try this.

Core i7 2600k 4.4Ghz 1.385v | Corsair H60 | 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 8-8-8-24 | MSI P67A-G45 | OCZ Vertex 3 | Sapphire 7850 OC to Max settings

Rakeesh is offline   Reply With Quote