Spamming is Worsening at Wikinut; Time for Comprehensive Action against SPAM

bronnamdi By bronnamdi, 16th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Spammers appear to be having their way at Wikinut. The time is ripe for all to work together to stop them before we all pay for it.

I have included no pictures so they know I mean business.

Spamming at Wikinut

I have had course in the past to write an article, Stopping SPAM Comments at Wikinut, in response to the activities of spammers that may one day erode all we have been trying to build at Wikinut if not stopped immediately.

Spammers' sole objective is to reap where they have not taken the time to sow. Therefore, they attack websites where the owners and contributors have taken the time and pains to build up and make an authority site or a site of good repute. When websites are not doing well or of poor quality, you will not see spammers trying to destroy it for there is nothing there for them to steal and plunder.

Spammers send out and post spam comments to webpages where they can get traffic and thereby, profit from the sweat and resources of others without an investment of their own.

The best we can do here is for the Admin to give members the right to delete spam comments on their articles pages since it appears it will be tedious for the admin to moderate all articles before they are published.

Because we have not taken decisive action against spammers, they have continued to grow and wax stronger. Many more of them have even registered in the last few months so they can continue to infest our articles with their parasitic comments. We should not let them have their way.

If we allow them to continue spamming here, the search engines may label Wikinut as a website that condones spam and spammers and, therefore, penalize us. When this happens, the advertisers will take note and either reduce what they pay for advertizing, or they go elsewhere on the internet. I sure will not like this to happen.

Please, let us improve our system of weeding out spammers from wikinut for we all have a stake in the success of wikinut going forward.

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Spam, Spam Advertising, Spammer, Spammers, Spamming, Wikinut, Wikinut Pages, Wikinut Writers

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author avatar bronnamdi
I am an internet marketer who is online to make contacts, network with like minded fellows and make money on the internet using the easiest means available. I am a Chartered Accountant and married.

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author avatar Denise O
16th Jan 2012 (#)

That would end it, if we had the option to delete them, great idea. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar bronnamdi
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks Denise. It will be easy for article writers to moderate the comments on their pages since they are alerted whenever a comment is made to their articles.

I hope the Admin will take action this time around.

I look forward to reading meaningful comments and not spam messages that are unrelated to the articles.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
16th Jan 2012 (#)

"The best we can do here is for the Admin to give members the right to delete spam comments on their articles pages since it appears it will be tedious for the admin to moderate all articles before they are published." I made that recommendation to the Wikinut powers that be shortly after I joined the site in May of 2010, but nothing ever came of it. To add a delete button to the comment fields would be an easy coding project for the web master and it would allow the page/article owner to delete spam and any other comments not germane to the subject being discussed in the article. Something definitely needs to be don

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author avatar bronnamdi
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks Jerry for agreeing that it is time for spammers to go somewhere else. We can reduce the menace if they apply what you have suggested since 2010.

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author avatar bronnamdi
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks Jerry for agreeing that it is time for spammers to go somewhere else. We can reduce the menace if they apply what you have suggested since 2010.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Ditto and Amen Denise. Bronnamdi, another great article.Thank you for sharing

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
16th Jan 2012 (#)

I agree :)

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author avatar bronnamdi
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks Tranquilpen.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
16th Jan 2012 (#)

I hope something can be done, Bronnamdi. Do we know how they get on to our pages?

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author avatar Jerry Walch
16th Jan 2012 (#)

@Ivyevelyn, RSA It really isn't difficult for anyone to post a comment on any of our pages. Our pages do show up in the search results od all the major search engines. Once they click on the article any one can leave a comment or post their SPAM. Unlike many sites, Wikinut does not requires someone to be a member of the site to post a comment.

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author avatar bronnamdi
17th Jan 2012 (#)

I understand that the Admin is doing something about it and may come out with it this week.

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author avatar Songbird B
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Couldn't agree more with this article, bronnamdi..Mark told me the other day that Wikinut should soon be adding a delete button to our pages, it is in the pipeline now, so hopefully it will be very soon, as this is a plaintive cry so many of us have voiced..Thanks for raising this issue once again..

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author avatar bronnamdi
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks Songbird B. It is about time.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
17th Jan 2012 (#)

I would love to have a delete button to get rid of spam on my pages. Wonderful!

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author avatar ittech
17th Jan 2012 (#)

well written

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author avatar Retired
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Yes, we're all waiting for that delete button!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Outstanding...

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author avatar bronnamdi
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks to Sheila, Ittect, Rama and Delicia for your contributions to this page.

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author avatar ppruel
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Very good idea and suggestion dude. 100% I agree.

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author avatar bronnamdi
21st Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks.

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author avatar bronnamdi
21st Jan 2012 (#)

You would have observed that the request of this article has been addressed. We can now delete comments deemed offensive and inappropriate or even spam. Kudos to admin.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

You're right, bronnamdi.
Now we can delete the spam comments.

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author avatar bronnamdi
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Sure, Rathna.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
9th Feb 2012 (#)

Brilliant stuff..

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author avatar bronnamdi
2nd Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks Md.

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author avatar Kay Renfrow
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

Hi Bronnamdi, I'm an idiot when it comes to spammers, could you give me some examples? I liked your article ans agree. I love Wikinut, and would hate anything like that to happen. Kay

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author avatar bronnamdi
5th Mar 2012 (#)

Dear Kay, you would have noticed that some people, instead of writing meaningful comments to articles, post adverts or affiliate links in place of comments to the articles. That's spam. Also, some people send unsolicited adverts to your message box. That's also spam. They are being cleaned up now so you will see very less of them going forward. Writers now have the power to approve or delete comments on their articles. This was not the case before this article was written.

Wishing you a nice day.

Regards,

Nnamdi.

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author avatar Carol
5th Jun 2012 (#)

Great article, and it worked, we have the delete button now. Many thanks

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author avatar bronnamdi
6th Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks, Carol. The Admin acted swiftly to bring the matter to a successful end. we now have the power to shut the mouth of spammers even before they can cry out. Up the Admin!

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author avatar Bizning Vakil
26th Jun 2012 (#)

Dear bronnamdi, I am young and I am rather new to the 'online' world because I come from a country where internet is only a new topic.

But, I've read your article and have read all the comments. Wow. You're like those guys in the stories or movies who take a daring step and will not rest until a justice is stored. Well, I come to the fruitful time of Wikinut so I have you and other people like you to be grateful for.

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author avatar bronnamdi
26th Jun 2012 (#)

Dear Bizning Vakil, welcome to wikinut. I am now following you and will read your writings as often as is practicable.

Regards,

Nnamdi.

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author avatar C.T. Aretz
28th Jun 2012 (#)

I agree with this article 100%. Spammers are just thorns in every one of our sides. You are an excellent writer and it would be a shame if your posts were avoided for comment because the infestation of spam has scared people off -- afraid that these spammers would be like bed bugs and hitchhike to their pages, spamming them, however, and itch that they can't scratch. I'm pro writers like bronamdi and anti-spammer.

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author avatar bronnamdi
28th Jun 2012 (#)

Thanks C.T. Aretz. Together, we can spoil their business(the spammers).

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author avatar C.T. Aretz
1st Jul 2012 (#)

Agreed, you know I do see that I have the choice to approve or delete the spammers when they comment on my page. Are there other ways they can slip through?

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author avatar bronnamdi
5th Jul 2012 (#)

No other way except we fail to take action.

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author avatar A K Rao
16th Jul 2012 (#)

Relatively I am new so I have not seen any spams so far on my article page! If this is the thing happening here, then delete button would be the best option! Thanks !

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author avatar bronnamdi
17th Jul 2012 (#)

This article was written just before the delete buttons were added. All the spams are now cleaned up and the spammers have migrated to SPAMland where spamming is accepted.

Don't ask me where as I am not a spammer. Ask them!

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author avatar A K Rao
17th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks dear Bronnamdi for the information!

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author avatar bronnamdi
17th Jul 2012 (#)

You are welcome A. K.

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author avatar DuitByJames
29th Sep 2012 (#)

I am glad to be a nut, with so many inspiring nuts. Please be patient with me Bronnamdi, I just started a new job assignment so my time is rationed it was wonderful to see so many common thoughts in one article, with so many comments that are in agreement on this issue. Thank You

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author avatar bronnamdi
16th Oct 2012 (#)

Thank you James. I always read articles and the comments elicited by them to gain more insight into how others felt about the ideas of the author.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
31st Dec 2012 (#)

I am a relative newcomer to the site , and I have deleted a few unwanted comments , but in general ,most are very welcome . Happy New Year to you , and thank you for following my work .
Bless you Stella

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author avatar bronnamdi
1st Jan 2013 (#)

You are welcome, Stella and Happy New Year to you. This article was written just before authors got the right to delete inappropriate and SPAM comments on their articles.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
17th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you for your work to get the approve comment, etc, buttons as part of our experience. And congrats on your Black Belt!

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author avatar bronnamdi
20th Jun 2013 (#)

Thanks Phyl. Life is better for us with the Approve this comment button; spammers are caught and dealt with fast.

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