Also, the topic is quite synonymous to questions:
- "Are there bots without human operators or human spammers without bots?"
- "Should the spam (bot or human) feeds be retroactively analyzed using blacklisting-analyis filters or spam bots should be blocked (with, for example, captcha"?
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KeyCAPTCHA wrote:Pony99CA wrote:Callum95 wrote:I (Of course, I'm not taking human spammers into account there. Q&A will probably block very few human spammers, while blacklists will block more.)
What do you mean under "human spammers?
You think bots acting on their own without humans?
If you speak about humans not using bots then their productivity is negligible and cost is not economically viable for anybody to pay anything.
It is possible to speak only about crazy people spamming from the love to this art. But their part is even less than negligible compared with bot-assisted spamming.
Stop bots and you'll see that your "human spammers" concept has gone to nowhere and to absolute zero
BTW, interacting with bots, retroactively analyzing their feeds, is the main reason of lengthy downtimes of all big network service providers, like WordPress relying on blacklisting Akismet, or conceptually similar systems
/a3 wrote:KeyCAPTCHA wrote:/a3 wrote:KeyCAPTCHA wrote:I know for a fact that there are humans that do this. I won't post any examples, but there are a lot of users that specifically do this
Then, most participants in IT forums (like msdn-forums, forums.asp.net) are spammers.
Most of them, including MVP, reputed users, moderators, users with thousands posts,
have signatures with 1-5 links in them
Including the participants of this thread
But are any of the people in this thread posting only for SEO benefit? I don't think so. None of the links in my signatures have ever linked to a website owned by myself.
Here's an example, a thread on Digitalpoint.com: http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1368966
How many times is the same point repeated? Notice the usernames, the signatures...
This one's my favourite signature:๑๑๑๑๑๑๑๑๑۩۞ PROVIDING SERVICES ۞۩๑๑๑๑๑๑๑๑๑
★★ QUALITY POSTER★★BLOG COMMENTS★★DATA ENTRY IN CRAIGSLIST (CL)★★JUST PM ME FOR MORE INFO★★
KeyCAPTCHA wrote:DavidIQ wrote:Dogs and things wrote:The increase in the number of human spam registrations will leave projects like keycaptcha in their undies.
I do not worry about this because human participation promotes any projects as internet but not ruin it.
It is also not of my concern the people and projects that are based on contrary approaches - that involvement of ("unarmed" by bots) humans is destroying or really endangering their projects
If to believe in the vein as you do, then there will be no need in any projects on internet since internet will cease to make any sense itself first