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Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by Voice of the Nephilim, May 30, 2011.

  1. Voice of the Nephilim

    Voice of the Nephilim Death Eater DLP Supporter

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  2. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Ban India!
     
  3. Sal Paradise

    Sal Paradise Fifth Year

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    I'm slightly confused as to what kind of market a structural engineering firm is trying to find in a Harry Potter fanfiction site.
     
  4. Portus

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    ^ It's obviously targeted at the Weasleys and their crooked, haphazard "Code? What code?" house.
     
  5. silverlasso

    silverlasso Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    I like how their website doesn't actually work.
     
  6. Seratin

    Seratin Proudmander Prestige DLP Supporter

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    God dammit, Sree. >_>
     
  7. Anarchy

    Anarchy Fourth Champion DLP Supporter

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    They're exporting my job :(
     
  8. T3t

    T3t Purple Beast of DLP Prestige DLP Supporter

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    It's not even that it's the wrong market, it's that PatronusCharm barely has any traffic. I mean, they took the time to set up an account and post fake fics, but they didn't notice that?
     
  9. fanficlover

    fanficlover Fourth Year

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    It's not for the traffic.

    They are doing this for the backlinks. :p
     
  10. Richard

    Richard Supreme Mugwump

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    I say no. Why would they want to post on a site that doesn't get much guests? I smell "bullshit".
     
  11. Castiel

    Castiel Headmaster

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    Back links doesn't necessarily requires visitors. Basically, when you search for a keyword on Google, one of the factors affecting the rank of your site is how many "other sites" link to yours. These links are called back links. The more, the better.
     
  12. Rubicon

    Rubicon Professor DLP Supporter

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    It might be a good idea to make links in stories no-follow. Then there would be no SEO advantage to spamming.
     
  13. hchan1

    hchan1 Sixth Year

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    I applaud your bravery in actually visiting a site advertised by a spambot. Possibly related: I highly recommend you run a malware sweep soon.
     
  14. silverlasso

    silverlasso Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    This is where I arrogantly post that since I use OS X, I am immune to malware. Someone else should come along and point out that I'm being a douchy and lying Macfag. I will then revise my statement and say that for most practical purposes, OS X is safe from malware, with the caveat that it'll start being targeted more and more due to its rising popularity.

    Fake-edit: Oh, and it gave me an actual server error; no website of their making actually rendered. (OR SO THEY WANTED ME TO THINK DUN DUN DUN)
     
  15. Agayek

    Agayek The Chosen One

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    /oblige

    Way to be a lying, douchy Macfag.

    PS - You probably do want to run a malware sweep, even on OS X. Better safe than having your identity stolen or something.
     
  16. KrzaQ

    KrzaQ Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    He's using OSX - he has no identity ;)
     
  17. silverlasso

    silverlasso Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    COMING IN SUMMER 2011

    THE STORY

    OF HOW A LONE OS X USER

    STRUGGLES TO

    REDISCOVER HIS IDENTITY

    *explosions*
     
  18. Fiat

    Fiat The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    If some random indian company that advertises on Harry Potter fanfiction sites has managed to write proper malware for OSX I'll shit bricks.
     
  19. Agayek

    Agayek The Chosen One

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    It's not exactly hard. The only reason there isn't much of it is because OSX makes up less than 15% of the total userbase. Put together a few scripts, maybe a couple fake error messages, and most users will let you have free access to their machines.