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SEOChat deleteing threads and banning highly respected members

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by faremax, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. #1
    It was brought to our attention earlier today that SEOChat decided to use rel=nofollow tag for all sig links. Of course this started a storm of critisizm from all members. But the forum's management did not take the critisizm lightly and is continuing to delete threads regarding this matter and banning members including highly respected members of the SEO community. What a pathetic move on their part.:mad:
    SEMrush
     
    faremax, Nov 18, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. The Webmaster

    The Webmaster IdeasOfOne

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    #2
    This is mere one more thing to say .."SEO Chat sucks"
     
    The Webmaster, Nov 18, 2005 IP
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    #3
    Well, it's great to have more seo help over here - the more the merrier. This is a great site with a great atmosphere. I hope though, that people don't stoop to their level and flood DP with seochat hate posts. At least keep it all in one thread.
     
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  4. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    Well I just went in and deleted my signature and homepage reference. Signature links can attract the wrong element anyway. Why have a no follow signature link? It gives spammers your URL and does you no good.

    Shannon
     
    Smyrl, Nov 18, 2005 IP
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    #5
    That's what crazy rob is here for..he is good at thread merger ;)

    But Shanon thats not good to enforce such steps without informing or explaining to people.
    Spammer can get your URL from other websites too where you've done a link exchange.
    Whats the point to apply nofollow??
     
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    kaptain Peon

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    I actually stopped going to seochat not long after Darin sold it....
     
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    It's rediculous...that doesn't sound like seochat...
     
    BPH, Nov 18, 2005 IP
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    Oh I am not advocating the use of the no follow link. Just thought why leave signature over there for absolutely no benefit. SEO chat ran me off when they sold, put up all that advertising, and started spamming me with all their garbage. My move was just housecleaning. I have not darkened their door in months. The atmosphere is much more to my linking here.

    Shannon
     
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  9. Gr8ted3s

    Gr8ted3s Guest

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    What's ridiculous is that now Caputo's over there trying to convince his remaining members that he deleted posts because they were in the wrong location.

    So I rejoined as a new member and posted in the right location...guess what...deleted and banned.

    Not only ridiculous but also pathetic.
     
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    Does this mean we have a million "sandbox" threads to look forward to here? That was my least favoriate thing about SEO Chat - sandbox this, sandbox that. Bah.
     
    lorien1973, Nov 18, 2005 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #11
    We have a Sandbox Forum to dump them to. :)
     
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    #12
    As I said in one of the other seochat threads, welcome all you seochat refugees :)
     
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    #13
    Ohhh sorry!! My mistake :eek:
    I misuderstood your post :eek:

    I think we have a Sandbox forum over here. and as I told. crazy rob is good in merging and moving threads. ;)

    Edit: Bang..Shawn is faster than me...
     
    The Webmaster, Nov 18, 2005 IP
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    #14
    Why an SEO forum would add no follows to signature links makes absolutely no sense.

    Seems highly ignorant to me.

    There are some topics and areas where that kind of move would make sense.
     
    aeiouy, Nov 18, 2005 IP
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    Phoenix Active Member

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    I can give a full scoop on this and more. Basically, traffic for DevShed properties has been down about 45% since sometime at the beginning of the year. They made a lot of changes that didn't sit with the engines. Soo they are doing what they have to do to get it back up to snuff so to say.
     
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    How would putting nofollow help with that??
     
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    #17
    here's some good news to all of you guys who never liked SEOchat to begin with...

    there have been some major changes today and most of the people packed up and QUIT ...

    you can read more here..

    guess, i'll be seeing more of you folks in the near future :D
     
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    #18
    Great, there will now be an mass join of people who only care and start threads about the rep system and signatures.

    I have no idea why signatures would be so important. Spend a little more time hunting down good links, not posting all day to get signature links....

    Just my thoughts. This will all blow over and everyone will forget just like when one of the boards started charging to post in the sale section of the board.
     
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    #19
    People apparently think it's crowded over here. mmm
     
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    #20
    Links on this forum are great for getting a site spidered. I think zman said 24 hours one time, I got a new site spidered in 48 hours. Beyond that, I think they are useless.

    I wish EGOL would start posting here, his are always good on SC.
     
    lorien1973, Nov 18, 2005 IP