Why is the word d0 follow blocked on BHW?

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  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm sure we've been over this before, but why is the word d0 follow blocked with asterisks?

    ******** (without space)
    do follow (with space)

    The exact word as an image:

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    Not sure, but i bet a guy that's been on BHW since 2009 with 4k posts would know the answer. :p
     
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    I don't remember exactly but I do remember when it happened. There was definitely a reason too although I can't remember it.

    I'm helpful.
     
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    It's a hack, add do follow to your and get a backlink, its to prevent users getting unlimited backlinks.
     
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    Can you explain a lil bit more? Couldnt understand that.
     
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  6. macdonjo3

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    what are you trying to say
     
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    Am listening now.
     
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    Your question on do follow has a simple answer - whilst we all should understand the relevance of do follow some spammers don't, simply put if we allow the words we see a significant increase in spam posts. If we simply don't allow the phrase it stops them dead. It's not slick or cleaver but it is effective. The new platform will have something a little cleaner baked into it.
     
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    I don't know if you mention it before or not, but do you have a official date when the new platform will be released?
     
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