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Deceptive affiliate links?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by milligan, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. milligan

    milligan Junior Member

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    Howdy all, just read booseys thread about being back after being banned which got me thinking. I saw a member post a cloaked affiliate link to a product a few days ago. No mention was made in the post that it redirected to an affiliate page just that it was free and had a bit of pre-sell to it.

    Anyways, it turned out that it was redirected to a clickbank product that is free but has a premium product for sale on the backend. So obviously this affiliate who cloaked their link and posted it here may get some benefit down the track.

    This member got flamed for doing such a thing and reported to a mod. The thread then mysteriously disappeared and the member is still active and maintains their jr vip status.

    Finally, this leads me to my question. Is their a standardized way the mods ban people or does it depend on who is modding at that particular time? And why would this member still be active after such deceptive conduct.