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Location Abuse

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Untouchable, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Untouchable

    Untouchable Supreme Member

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    I have been seeing MANY people use the location to advertise their sites ever since the Sigs have been disabled.
    For Eg:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...s-russian-s-top-200-use-sape.html#post5649804
    There are many many more.
    Could there be a way to add a validation rule to the location field to disable all TLDs such as .com,.org,info,ca,etc
    Like seriously, you have to be really desperate to put your website as your location.
    On a side note:
    LOVE the direction BHW is heading. JR VIP getting more active.
    Jr Exec revamped.
    And best of ALL awesome Market Place. Now if all you SEO service providers would stop hogging the stickies LOL. Cant believe they are sold out for a FULL YEAR!
     
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  2. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    Some people are just desperate to get their sites seen lol :D
    Maybe a rule in which only donors can put their links would do the trick?
     
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  3. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i mentioned this a while back.
    donor is the requirement to advert product links. we all no that.

    posts from new members with work around links get deleted.

    yet - some users join bhw as a bst work around making the
    user name the name of there site, or the site in there location
    surely thats the same as a member sneaking a link in there post
    but i heard using your site name as your user name is allowed
    which kinda doesnt make sense to the above rule new members
    cant promote there product links in there posts....

    surley having a site name as your user name or in your location
    is no different than having it in your location or sneaking it in
    your post as a new member, wrong is wrong.

    mods need to kick members into touch who use that to
    circumvent having a bst by using 1 of above 2 methods
    to get there site link in
     
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  4. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    I've never really seen it as 'abuse'. IMO it's just for people to say, "This is my main site, this is where you'll find me".
     
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  5. Seo Lover

    Seo Lover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Exactly this
     
  6. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    disagrees , sees it as a way to make sure the link
    they cant put in there post is still there as there location
    circumvent . but we all have our opinions
     
  7. weblues

    weblues Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think the mods are already aware of this, they will be the judge.