What the heck is "call and response spam?"

Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2012 08:56 am
Got the label on my last post. What does it mean?
Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2012 09:23 am
investor wrote:

Got the label on my last post. What does it mean?

It means someone tagged your thread “call and response spam”, they must have thought by your comment you were possibly here to spam.

I don’t see it on any of your topics now so they may have removed it already.
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Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2012 09:47 am
Call and response spam is a sleazy trick to get advertisements or links for free on this site.

Let's say I am trying to get people to come to my flowery hat site. I set up two fake accounts, let's say named "questioner" and "hatexpert".

I will use my fake "questioner" account to say "Hello friends, I have a flower party to go to any would really like to know were I could get a flowery hat".

Then after a couple of hours I will use my "hatexpert" account to provide a "helpful" answer to my own question "Max's hats at www.maxshats.com has a very nice selection of flowery hats. I have bought serveral of them and have found them to be of the highest quality and style".

It's a pretty transparent trick, I am lauding my own product using a fake conversation. People around here don't look very kindly at this type of activity.
Reply Fri 28 Dec, 2012 10:28 am
Got it. Thanks. I can see why my post was mistakenly tagged.
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