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[QUESTION] How does youtube detect spam comments?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by lazlow, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. lazlow

    lazlow Regular Member

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    I'm just wondering.. how does youtube detect spam comments?
    All my comments are getting marked as spam immediately after posting.

    I tried cleaning cookies, flash cookies, changing accounts, changing ip, using time delay, hiding link, changing comment text.. but nothing works .. :eek:

    2 weeks ago I didn't have this problem, I guess youtube has changed it's spam detecting algorithm.

    I did a google search, nothing related.
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  2. lazlow

    lazlow Regular Member

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    After some more research I found that youtube filters some certain words.
    So if I write in comment: watch this movie online for free here: url
    it get's marked as spam.
     
  3. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I used to do a lot of comment spamming on youtube back in the day, this is what security measures i used to take:

    -random text insertion (inserting several lines of random characters at the beginning and at the end of the comment to prevent it from being marked as duplicate)
    -changing ips and accounts frequently
    -time delay - not to many comments per account/ip

    This used to do the trick. I quit after youtube made several important changes - like not allowing bold text anymore, and deleting all comments posted by a certain user when banning that user, and some other stuff.

    How is it going nowadays?
     
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  4. lazlow

    lazlow Regular Member

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    Thanks for the tips..

    I use all 3 suggestions.. but still youtube detects my comments and terminates my accounts therefor all my posted comments get deleted..
    now that sucks big time :(