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No Longer A "dofollow" Site

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by digitalpoint, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Brian1970

    Brian1970 Notable Member

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    #121
    Totally wrong in my book, you don’t have to pay to contribute to the forum.
    SEMrush
    Reporting spam, helping members and making useful posts is contributing more than many have done.

    Thanks Brian
     
    Brian1970, Jul 5, 2011 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #122
    I agree... worded it wrong.
     
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  3. Mightee

    Mightee Active Member

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    #123
    This Euler has a nickname "Nihanshah" Right? :D


    No one gave a flying hoot to my suggestions
    guys i was talking some sense!


     
    Mightee, Jul 5, 2011 IP
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    modrewgnu Active Member

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    #124
    I don't really think this is a suggestion thread. A decision has already been made and now it is just discussion about it.
     
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    Mightee Active Member

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    #125
    that is what shawn said!!
    you should have read other posts before commenting!!
    now you also fall under category of people who want to increase their post count! Congrats! :)
     
    Mightee, Jul 5, 2011 IP
  6. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #126
    Last time I checked this was a Suggestions & Feedback forum.
     
    dcristo, Jul 5, 2011 IP
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    modrewgnu Active Member

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    #127
    You are exactly correct. But if you look a little closer, the thread is titled, "No longer a "dofollow" site" not "Do you guys think dp should change to no follow?"
     
    modrewgnu, Jul 5, 2011 IP
  8. Brian1970

    Brian1970 Notable Member

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    #128
    Spammers would just offer some nulled or stolen script for free to get to required reputation level.

    I’m not sure that I like the idea of a paid only forum. Lots of members still add value to the forum and I feel that this would be lost if premium membership was required. I do see it happening in the future.

    Thanks Brian
     
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  9. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #129
    Lol... Did Ms. Cleo tell you that?
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 5, 2011 IP
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    GamingOn Well-Known Member

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    #130
    This forum isn't moving to paid only right? The forum would shrink if this happened. :D
     
    GamingOn, Jul 6, 2011 IP
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    ApocalypseXL Notable Member

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    #131
    Nulled stuff will only get you banned .
     
    ApocalypseXL, Jul 6, 2011 IP
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    robjones Notable Member

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    #132
    Sure they could... and it'd open several more cans of worms:

    -- They'd create even more multiple IDs than they do already and pass rep back and forth.
    -- It'd create a market for selling DP rep offsite ("WTS: Hi Dears, I have 10 DP IDs. High posts and rep. Offering reps at $2 ea. PM for detail"),
    -- There would be added instances of "rep bombing" those they dislike... and the mods would have a zillion threads complaining about unfair rep and rep cabals.

    The recommended fix raises more problems than it solves.
     
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    Mightee Active Member

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    #133
    One can only award reps 5-times every 24 hours (to different IDs only) + to give reps to same person, one needs to spread reps to atleast 20 people(that's what i observed)- For a spammer to get to 100 points, would take 6 months minimum.

    For this: Reps can only be made valid for post with certain number of characters, and spammers usually post "Thank you for replying" , "My site is PR2" , "PM me, i have FB vouchers"

    i can't see spammers posting something , for instance, a 100 character long post.

    Shaun can do a lot of things in my opinion :D
    whether he wants to, is an another issue :D
     
    Mightee, Jul 6, 2011 IP
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    #134
    Hahaha that way it would make the spammers spam more and more so that they can reach the 4k mark as soon as possible. If something like that has to be done why not remove the Nofollow for those member who have a certain amount of REP.
    Agree to that I think REP thing is still a better option.
     
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    #135
    "Them" not "you"

    Thanks Brian
     
    Brian1970, Jul 6, 2011 IP
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    #136
    You know very well what i was talking about . There was no allegation there dude .
     
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    Kerosene Alpha & Omega™ Staff

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    #137
    +1 for the nofollow move.
    I can't be bothered to read the entire thread to evaluate the general consensus. But as far as I'm concerned, go site wide nofollow on all links for all members. Cut 'em down.
     
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    #138
    It should be across the board not this premium bull shit.

    Thanks Brian
     
    Brian1970, Jul 7, 2011 IP
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    #139
    make it follow for members with some post count like 2000+ ;)
     
    williamsweb, Jul 7, 2011 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #140
    Makes a lot of sense. It would be virtually impossible for a spammer to fly under the radar with that many posts without getting banned. I don't even think it has to be that many posts, but that point is to make it unattractive enough for spammers to not even want to do it, without punishing the wider community that is actively participating and not spamming.
     
    dcristo, Jul 7, 2011 IP