Let me share the real story of an Indian human spammer on Go4Expert who is not willing to give up spamming the forum.
When it comes to the attitude I really like never give up attitude because somewhere down the line I myself find connected to such an attitude and today I will share with you a story of a spammer on Go4Expert.com forum. She (From the usernames I could sense) was an Indian human spammer.
If you are a webmaster you may be aware of human spamming from India. Yes, its shame to be saying that being an Indian but the fact is a fact no matter how bitter it tastes.
I have banned so many IPs of user spamming my forum. When I check the country they are from India and it really feels bad. But there is nothing much one can do anyway apart from banning and posting a story here. 🙂
One human spammer had just too much energy for spamming and she still spam’s Go4Expert.com once in a while. It’s a few years now that she does it. Recently she did the same and so now instead of taking negative out of her I thought let’s take something positive from it as well.
I really like her attitude but it is definitely used in the wrong direction but let us start.
The Indian Human Spammer Who Never Gave Up
Remember that I have a VBulletin Spam Prevention Plugin which do not allow any new users to post links and/or images.
One day I got some web hosting review site spam on my forums and as a normal process, I banned the user. Though it was not the click-able link I still follow the same process for spammers.
Then she created few more accounts to spam the forum. I found that she uses @herdomainname.com as the email address. So I banned her domain in emails which means now nobody can register in my forum using @herdomainname.com
Then she created few more accounts in my forums using Gmail / Yahoo Email addresses to spam. So I banned her IP and this is when I realized she was an Indian.
Normally the process stops here for the majority of spammers but that was not the case this time.
She started using different IPs and so many times she could post on my forum.
I really appreciated that she even tested if she can browse the forum each time she connected to the internet. If she could, as usual, she would spam.
As new users are not allowed to post clickable links but she was happy spamming like biztips.co instead of clickable link like BizTips.co. Now I even stopped biztips.co into posts using my spam prevention plugin.
She started using strings like I M T i p s . c o to spam.
I then started banning all those users but now I started giving reasons for banning like
- Well, try for 3 views to your spam thread.
- Keep trying but all your efforts were for 10 minutes
Then she was more intelligent enough to post when I am not seen as online. It is where I had to make myself invisible so people like her cannot post when I am not around.
Now I still see her once in a while spamming but I guess she is now annoyed. I am sure she still didn’t understand the fact that spamming is not a long term solution. It will not help. If she could have used half of that much time making genuine posts she could have got more posts which could have given her more links and even authority in business than humiliation.
Next time when I ban her I will not give a reason, Instead, redirect her to this post and annoy her more than I am making more money than her from her story. 😀