Okay this all happened just recently and I wanted to run it by you all. It's kind of funny how it happened too. First off I do SEO for a local biz and I found spammers posting on my blog and did something about it. I get about 10 spams a day now and I really fixed them.... But not to go too far I also wanted to talk about my forum; It has been a work in progress and I have yet to open it up, but I have had over 30k people spam it during this year... So I have 30k members who can't even post because the forum is closed off so I know damn well they are spammers. My (genius) idea LOL, Sorry it may be a dum dum idea but I'm gonna do it. So on my blog I changed the addresses of the spammers to google.com and made a remark like "how wonderful this site is blah blah blah" and used one keyword in it as well. So now they don't have a link back to their site, and they don't get what they were after. I get a keyword used in the post and life is looking pretty dang good for that site... It actually changed my ranking... I can't prove it but I figure it is working just as I planned. So with all those people who spammed my forum, here is my backlink revenge technique; Each day I will focus on about 100 of them, and I have 2 family members who are willing to help me do this too, I may outsource it as well. I will change each link going from these member spammers and change their information as I see fit. I will direct them to; Articles Facebook pages squidoo lenses twitter profile/ individual posts blog posts social networking sites etc... And of course these all link back to the forum... I don't know if its going to work, but what the Xrumer spammers and forum spammers thought to get out of my site is going to backfire on them. Just as it did for my blog. What do you all think? Is this a good move as a new forum creator? I just want to change the way spammers hit forums with the crap they do. I almost got kicked off of a host because I forgot to close my forum when I first started, some idiot posted children ---- on my site and they got a hold of me and told me about it... I was unaware anyone even knew about my site... So I'm going to fix all my spammers good. I have the power as the owner to change profile links and to change their information on their profile so this is an undertaking I think will be worth it in the long run.... I would sure like to hear back from you all here, I trust your judgment on this issue. I will also write my progress too... Imagine 30k backlinks to my other pages that link back to my facebook and other places throughout the internet. All from around the world... I'm not saying xrumer is a bad thing or freaking out on any of you, I would love to share my site but I know some of us here probably do forum spam so I think I will keep those details to myself.... I figure it won't take as long as you think, hey, if it does I guess I will update this in a year after I finally changed all my forum spammers links LOL... What do you think?