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Is Posting Comments Considered Spam???

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gogetta, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. gogetta

    gogetta Power Member

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    Is posting large amounts of comments considered spam by law, or is spam only the sending of emails?

    While searching for some answers on G, I found some websites claiming that its a form of speech.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. gogetta

    gogetta Power Member

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    Bump! I just want to get some of your opinions...
     
  3. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I would only class them as spam if they wern't relevant, continually
    trying to push a product or useless comments to increase your post count
    like "thanks".
     
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  4. trhodes12

    trhodes12 Registered Member

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    I don't think that "comments" are included in the scope of the law, because of the language of the Can SPAM Act, which uses the term "commercial electronic mail message".

    A "comment" isn't "mail".

    However, I'm not sure if there has ever been a court case to set a precedent or not, so I'm not 100% sure what a court would decide. But I THINK that the law will have to be rewritten, and the language changed, for comments to be considered SPAM.
     
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  5. gogetta

    gogetta Power Member

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    "Thanks" guys for responding. Lol, oxonbeef

    Anyway yeah that's the same thoughts I have on it to.
     
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    Short answer to the question: No
     
  7. luizeba

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    No when the comment is manually write, about the topic of the post...
    Yes when the comment is auto "thanks for da post!"
     
  8. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    legally speaking: no
    common sense would dictate though if you are making comments to promote or build backlinks then yea, theyre spam.