A lot of banned people

Discussion in 'Questions Assistance & Feedback' started by WindowsXpHelp, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. WindowsXpHelp

    WindowsXpHelp Inactive

    When I checked the rankings, I saw a lot of people that had something close to -9000 points....
    What did they do?
     
  2. Sykikal

    Sykikal Very mentally stable admin Staff Member

  3. Brammon13

    Brammon13 Inactive

    How can bots advetise? They r bots.
     
  4. Sykikal

    Sykikal Very mentally stable admin Staff Member

    Because that's what they're programmed to do. People create bots to post their site's link on thousands, possibly millions of message boards. This is to

    1. Draw attention and traffic to their site.

    2. Increase their search engine ranking. Some search engines give sites that have many other sites linking to it a higher ranking, thus increasing the likely hood that someone searching will come across their site.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  5. chervon

    chervon Inactive

    :@ Those dang bots! That was tons and tons!
     
  6. Super Smash Bros. Fan

    Super Smash Bros. Fan My first forum...

    I can't believe my own eyes, even after seeing it a few times. Hopefully, there will be a lot less more appereance of bots, considering how active the forum is nowadays.
     
  7. Lavitz

    Lavitz Inactive Staff Member

    It's only activity driven by xats...
     
  8. Sykikal

    Sykikal Very mentally stable admin Staff Member


    On the contrary, activity makes it more likely that bots will appear. The person who advertises wants their ads to be visible. Not to mention, the more links there are to a site, the more likely it is to be picked up by bots.*

    *This is only speculation.
     
  9. KDUDE

    KDUDE Inactive

    Yeah. It is very annoying and immature
     

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