John wrote:gerald wrote:John wrote:Bots or trolls. Intuition.
hmmm interesting comment, is it due to experience?
Being a forum administrator is not the glamorous role that it appears
to be. I get bots, trolls and spam almost every day. If I did
nothing, then the forum would be filled with a lot of crap -- ads for
viagra, uggs, and so forth. About a year ago, I enabled the Captcha
feature, and that cut the amount of spam in half. In the case of
aleeza/sara, "she" is on my watch list, and if "she" doesn't post
anything more in the next week or so, then I'll ban "her", so she
can't change her signature field into an ad, which I have no easy way
of detecting. The same is true of Endrio and Endrio143 in other
Question -- Since I am not the most internet and computer savvy. What is the difference between a forum and a site where a person can contact the holder of the site. I ask because I have recently started a site promoting my work as an artist, and have not yet run into problems. However I find it interesting that about 1/3 of my hits are from Russia, not that it does me any good but one has to get out there.
Hope you had a pleasant holiday,