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Promoting site forums

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:03 pm
by sysadm
This topic addresses the issue of restricting 'bots' and attracting traffic from the 'desirables'.

Having a site forum has the potential to be a powerful way to open up your site to traffic of the desirable sort, however, the general trend is for a large amount of the undesirable ilk, specifically bots. This conundrum affects Wikis, bbPress, BuddyPress and other social installations as well. Of course, you can disable registration alltogether, which defeats the purpose of having an 'open discussion' site, but one of the most effective methods of controlling registration is to allow new registration by administrator approval only.

Any input on this topic would be appreciated! :?:

Re: Promoting site forums

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 1:54 pm
by sysadm
Administrating a social site or forum, is a pain in the ass, especially with the recent surge in maliciousness. It seems that the source of much of it is China, Russia and eastern Europe. Everyday, it seems, I have a queue of new registrations to approve, and so far, not one has been legitimate. Perhaps I should set up a social site specifically for hackers who have nothing better to day. I could probably get a huge boost in adsense traffic!