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Frisbeeteria
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[Report] Adbot/Adspam Megathread

Postby Frisbeeteria » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:27 pm

"Adbots" is the generic term we use for those annoying posters who create a nation for the sole purpose of placing ads on our site. These ads are typically unrelated to anything NationStates and are generally posted by new nations as their only posts.

Sometimes these 'players' will snip a piece of text from earlier in the thread and embed a link. More often, it's an actual series of cut-and-paste links, sometimes with a gibberish post. Occasionally they'll just use their forum sig to sell their goods while trying to appear like a real player. They're not actually trying to sell NSers anything; they're just trying to improve their Google page rank.

If you see a probable adbot, you don't need to post links to all his ads. Just their nation name and a link to the member profile (click the name under the flag/avatar) is usually enough. When a mod gets to it, we'll most likely dump his entire post history and delete the nation, so you don't have to worry that we'll miss anything. Do look up the thread and note if he's already been reported.

Thanks for your help in removing this annoyance!


For would-be advertisers - How to advertise on NationStates.


This is NOT a discussion topic. It is for reporting ONLY. If you're not reporting an adbot's member profile, you will be *** warned *** for spamming.
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Postby TaQud » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:08 am

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Postby Sedgistan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:18 am

Dealt with.

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Postby Herskerstad » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:47 am

memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=317314

Keeps spamming the general thread with free movie threads.
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Postby The Archregimancy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:59 am

Herskerstad wrote:http://forum.nationstates.net/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=317314

Keeps spamming the general thread with free movie threads.


Already dealt with!

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Postby TaQud » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:07 am

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Postby Tagmatium » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:08 am

search.php?author_id=317326&sr=posts

And another...

EDIT: Ninja'd
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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:52 am

Could I suggest that actually naming the nation - Akon60 in this case - as well as linking to them would be helpful so we don't all keep posting about the same person.
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Postby Blouman Empire » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:53 am

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=187877

Not sure if this has been reported
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Postby Tagmatium » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:54 am

L Ron Cupboard wrote:Could I suggest that actually naming the nation - Akon60 in this case - as well as linking to them would be helpful so we don't all keep posting about the same person.

To be fair, I think I was in the process of posting when TaQud posted the link, so it was kind of unavoidable in this instance.
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Postby NERVUN » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:07 am

All dealt with.
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Postby L Ron Cupboard » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:59 am

Tagmatium wrote:
L Ron Cupboard wrote:Could I suggest that actually naming the nation - Akon60 in this case - as well as linking to them would be helpful so we don't all keep posting about the same person.

To be fair, I think I was in the process of posting when TaQud posted the link, so it was kind of unavoidable in this instance.


It has happened to me a few times mainly because I see another post and wonder if they are reporting the same thing, by time I have followed their link, other people have also posted the same thing.
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:38 am

L Ron Cupboard wrote:Could I suggest that actually naming the nation - Akon60 in this case - as well as linking to them would be helpful so we don't all keep posting about the same person.

OP updated.

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Postby Cromarty » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:59 am

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Postby Sedgistan » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:01 am

Sorted.

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Dealt with.

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Postby Yohannes » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:56 am

Another adbot.

[Edit: fixed link.]
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