micklearn - 5:06 am on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
@1script: What I meant was that monitoring links/sites in a forum should be the top priority for anyone who owns one. If that's not an option and a small percentage of linked or unlinked references might be causing harm, kill that option for a while and see if it makes a difference...there is another forum out there where links are all that really matter to them in attempts to driving traffic to their "sites"...
@martinibuster: Just curious, why did you only quote the first part of that sentence in your reply? Also, by "automation", I meant what you described in the second paragraph of your reply. I'm sorry that I did not expand on that topic a bit more.
@FranticFish: Daft?! I'll be sure to let a friend know that -- who recently experienced a rather large "attack" of forum/profile spammers (think thousands). I hope that you're not saying that martinibuster's second paragraph above is mostly false? ("There are workarounds...") Except for his mention of active moderation, isn't the rest of it describing automated solutions, and helpful in solving the problem?