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Re: Board Update

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:24 am
by whiskeypete
SPAM ACCOUNTS: I suspect that spam accounts account for a large percentage of the accounts on most message boards. Over at pirate4x4.com they claim to have 287k members. My guess is that they actually have about 800 members and that the rest are just spam accounts. It's probably about like that on most message boards since weeding out spam accounts is too much work for most board admins.

Re: Board Update

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:19 am
by cactuspete
whiskeypete: Spam accounts certainly account for the majority of members on most message boards anywhere you go on the internet. Even Facebook has tons of spam accounts despite all the work they do to weed out such accounts. The same goes for Twitter or any of the other social networking sites out there. As for sites like pirate4x4, they don't mind spam accounts since it makes it look like they have a lot of members and that makes it easier to attract advertisers.

Re: Board Update

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:16 am
by drdesert
cactuspete: The rumor I've heard is that pirate4x4 has approximately 100 active users. There are another couple hundred occasional users and the rest are either spam accounts or people who signed up and never bothered posting more than once or twice. Don't get me wrong. I like pirate4x4 and check it out fairly often, but numbers on the internet don't mean a whole lot.

Re: Board Update

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:16 am
by whiskeypete
drdesert: I've heard about the same thing about pirate4x4 too except the active user estimate I've heard is higher. They run a lot of ads there and need the reputation that a large apparent list of users brings. Traffic through the site is pretty good and so the strategy seems to work.