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Yelp Spam

Join the Yelp troll farm, from Russia with Love?

Nah!

* I haven’t posted on Yelp in at least 3 years!

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Spammy Facebook Apps

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Disqus was developed to authenticate the commenter. So I don’t think it will change into a common format for spamming.

I do get spam comments on Disqus but they’re usually already gone by the time I go to delete them. I am impressed with this!

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Jim and James

Dear loyal HOTorNOT star members,

Based on feedback we got from many of you, we have decided to start requiring star memberships on HOTorNOT again. While many of you saw how going free would be good, you also warned us that this would probably lead to more spammers and fake profiles.

You were right, this is exactly what happened. The spammers got aggressive to the point where they were screwing up the system, even causing the “someone wants to meet you” emails to not be sent for periods as long as 5 days.

We don’t really regret trying to make the site free so everybody can use it, but it’s clear that most of our users believe an inexpensive paid site works better than a free site filled with spammers.

If you left the site after we went free, we hope you’ll come back and join again. If you are still here, we hope turning subscriptions back on has a noticable impact for you, helping you meet more people without having your time wasted by the spammers.

thanks, and have fun!

Your friends,
Jim and James 🙂