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How to tell whether spammers are bots or humans?

How can you tell if the people that are spamming your forum or website are in fact bots or human spammers? Please note that the question is not about preventing spammers. It is to determine if the ...
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What are some internet trends that you've noticed over the past ~10 years? [closed]

I'll give an example of one that I've noticed: the number of web sites that ask for your email address (GOOG ID, YAHOO! ID, etc.) has skyrocketed. I can come up with no legitimate reason for this ...
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Google spam report, have they ever punished a bad site you reported?

You have reported a bad site on Google Webmaster Tools SPAM report. Assuming you are sure it was a bad site, did you see Google punishing it or doing something after your report? Thanks
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general questions about link spam

A CMS-based site I manage is suffering from a small but ominously growing number of almost certainly bot-emplaced, invisible spam links placed in registered-user-only shoutboxes and user forums. "Link ...
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Recommended Spam Best Practices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? Are there any recommended admin tools or interfaces for reviewing and moderating spam on a community-driven UGC site?
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How to avoid Hotmail/Live rejections for (legit) large volume eMailing?

While qualifying eMail for Spam, Hotmail/Live checks the historical records of numbers of eMails sent by a sender (FROM, eMail Server, IP, etc.). Some times, perfectly valid bulk eMails that are not ...
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How to display a directory without looking like spam

I need to list every city in a state (for instance, California), along with a huge list of automotive dealers per city. How do I do this on one page without looking like a link farm/spam page to end ...
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Getting on mediawiki spammers list?

I am setting up a test site which I WANT to get spammed by WIKI spammers, ie those spambots that run rampant on a wiki site filling it up with junk data... How do i get on one of those lists?
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Free spam blocker service [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? Is it possible to get a free and good spam blocker for your website? I would really like to avoid having to serve ...
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Localized CAPTCHA

What are effective CAPTCHA solutions that can have localized description, and CAPTCHA text itself is either language-neutral, or can be localized (for Polish language)? It is to be used to protect a ...
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Is it positive or negative for the average website to allow search engines to index user comments?

I've been trying to answer this question myself by researching and searching on google but I haven't been able to come with a final answer. I have some hypothesis I would like share anyway: The ...
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Tons of spam on phpBB even with recapcha enabled [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? I am running a phpBB forum where the requirements were that users shouldn't have to sign up in order to post. They ...
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How are spambots registering on my website?

I have a forum that's getting a bunch of spam bot registrations. Here's what's happened: lots of spambots added static logic question (as a picture), static math question, honeypot field still lots ...
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How to configure comment notification such that no emails are sent in case of spam?

I have a drupal 6 site running with blogs on it. I use the comment notify module to implement wordpress-like notification of new comments and the antispam module for keeping the spam off the site. ...
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Emailing all site users

I'm going to be emailing all of my site users to update them on recent developments and remind them to come back to the site. Are there any special precautions I should take. I was going to do this ...
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Are there other “approval” services for other email providers, like SenderID for Hotmail?

This question comes from: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/695/how-to-avoid-hotmail-live-rejections-for-legit-large-volume-emailing I never knew about this for Hotmail and I'm wondering ...