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Edabba and Cromaretail Spammers Banned



Hey guys,

Two members specifically - arvindrao15 and manojbhagat have been banned for promoting edabba[.]com and cromaretail[.]com on Erodov.

[Edit: Both have since been confirmed to be the same user]

The promotions that they did were not direct promotions. They built up their post count and bided their time. Then they started putting up seemingly legitimate questions and answers with links to to these sites. The links will seem very innocent and the posts will seem genuine, but they are not. They are spam.

I am letting you know this because the names of these two sites are censored from now on. We dont have any problem if regular members legitimately take the names of these sites or link to them, however direct links to these sites will be censored and new members who have too much enthusiasm for these sites will be kept under watch.

BTW besides these two, I have put four more under censorship since yesterday.

Keep fourming and help us keep the community clean from spam. If you think that some members is posting here with a agenda of promoting some site then report the post to us.

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Re: Edabbadotcom and Chromaretaildotcom Spammers Banned


thanks sirji

P.S. admin have rights to post censored links as well so it would be good if you just remove those 'dot' and replace it with '.'
First i thought its some kind of spam thread in EUTS sec. but later realize its in announcement section
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Re: Edabbadotcom and Chromaretaildotcom Spammers Banned


Nice action, I detest these type of posters who abuse our trust....

I myself removed link from one such guy's post
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Re: Edabbadotcom and Chromaretaildotcom Spammers Banned


They are doing the same on different forums also.I thought them to be the same guy having two id's.

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Re: Edabbadotcom and Chromaretaildotcom Spammers Banned


Originally Posted by rock2702 View Post
They are doing the same on different forums also.I thought them to be the same guy having two id's.

Reps to you my friend. Somehow this didnt occur to me today. I just checked and you are right. Both of them are the same user using the same computer.

Please let the staff and members of other forums know about this as well. I wouldn't want any forum to be spoiled by these kinds of people. This hurts the credibility of forums overall.
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Re: Edabbadotcom and Chromaretaildotcom Spammers Banned


So he created a thread with one id asking if it was worth buying the S4 and then he was helping himself by posting links with the other id
And then he was asking himself if he bought the phone.. lol..
That is Genius
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Re: Edabbadotcom and Chromaretaildotcom Spammers Banned


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So he created a thread with one id asking if it was worth buying the S4 and then he was helping himself by posting links with the other id
And then he was asking himself if he bought the phone.. lol..
That is Genius
Yes its all done in a manner that it doesn't arouse suspicion and seems like a genuine discussion. Posting a question and then replying with links to the sites they want to promote is a typical tactic.
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Re: Edabbadotcom and Chromaretaildotcom Spammers Banned


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So he created a thread with one id asking if it was worth buying the S4 and then he was helping himself by posting links with the other id
And then he was asking himself if he bought the phone.. lol..
That is Genius
thats quite common
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Keeping the spam aside, edabbba is a relatively new website, while cromaretail is the online store of the Tata Croma stores... And has awesome service..

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Re: Edabbadotcom and Chromaretaildotcom Spammers Banned


Originally Posted by prateekS View Post
Keeping the spam aside, edabbba is a relatively new website, while cromaretail is the online store of the Tata Croma stores... And has awesome service..
That maybe, but it seems that these two sites have employed some "SEO consultants" to promote their sites. I am not sure if the management of these sites are aware of what is being done by the people hired by them.

We ourselves get daily emails from "SEO/marketting consultants" who promise to increase the ranking and traffic of Erodov. However we never avail of these services because of such concerns.
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Re: Edabba and Cromaretail Spammers Banned


There you go. Spammer of the hour - http://www.erodov.com/forums/suggest...ice/63624.html

Same user, different accounts.
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There you go. Spammer of the hour - http://www.erodov.com/forums/suggest...ice/63624.html

Same user, different accounts.
I too felt the same

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So he created a thread with one id asking if it was worth buying
And then he was asking himself if he bought the phone.. lol..
That is Genius
Nice way of unpaid promotion of goods/services by using forums. These kind of spammers should always be banned to keep our forum cleaned & trusted.
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Re: Edabba and Cromaretail Spammers Banned


Originally Posted by csunit37 View Post
So he created a thread with one id asking if it was worth buying the S4 and then he was helping himself by posting links with the other id And then he was asking himself if he bought the phone.. lol.. That is Genius
Holy SH1t !! I would really be interested in knowing which B-Schools teach such Marketing tactics or do these master minds come up with such ingenious plans on their own !?
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Holy SH1t !! I would really be interested in knowing which B-Schools teach such Marketing tactics or do these master minds come up with such ingenious plans on their own !?
lol... its the dirty mind which cooks all these anyways its not new and people do this for fun. I did it on chit-chat forums where there is no limit for creating multiple ID's (learn the trick there itself)
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