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is forum pm (personal message) spamming legal

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by links, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. links

    links Regular Member

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    I am in the uk, is forum pm spamming legal? i dont see why not, a forum is all user created content - maybe soebody can show a website with the legal info?

    thanks
     
  2. real222on

    real222on Junior Member

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    It depends on where you are.UK ! yea!!
     
  3. links

    links Regular Member

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    wooot! this spells out many possbilites - -thanks bud great news :)
     
  4. gb1000

    gb1000 Registered Member

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    How do you do this ?
     
  5. fletd09

    fletd09 Newbie

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    Don't see it being illegal.
     
  6. meaculpa

    meaculpa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Dunno how this would be illegal...
     
  7. designsonline

    designsonline Power Member

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    I guess the poster is thinking that since a pm is often sent by email, could it be constrewed as email spam which IS Illegal over here in the UK...
     
  8. Rustie

    Rustie Registered Member

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    Maybe its not illegal, but its annoying like hell :p
     
  9. happie999

    happie999 Registered Member

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    spam pm dont. ban will be instant.
     
  10. magiklair

    magiklair Junior Member

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    if you have to ask its probably not legal..
     
  11. drkenneth

    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    Internet law is mostly a huge gray area. Unless the site has a team of lawyers, and you keep coming back over and over after being told to stay away I would not worry about it to much. Pushing these types of cases through the court systems is a difficult endeavor now-a-days; it is just too "out there" for most people.

    (Of course take everything I am saying as just my non-professional opinion, I am not responsible if you do somehow manage to get yourself in trouble!)
     
  12. godmonkee

    godmonkee Regular Member

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    not sure whether it is legal or not, but you will surely get banned within 5 minutes of doing it.. I know that much
     
  13. seorebel

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    Not always.. I have several DP accounts that have spammed 1000's of PM's - and they are still running.. It's all a matter of who you spam.. Just be sure to go for newbies, and they will see your PM as a help for them to find whatever you are promoting :)
     
  14. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i doubt you will get a lawsuit on your hands, or the police knocking on your door, or armed special forces smashing through your windows for you spamming pms services unless the content your pushing is illegal ie in the sense the content contains links to EXTREMELY illegal content am talking more sicko shit with kids, narcotics, and or snuff movies

    i doubt pushing bootleg videos or warez would get you in much trouble either unless your in er... sweden... (ie piratebay lol)

    worse case you will get banned from the site and have an IP address blocked...
    hth