I'm trying out forum marketing and forum signatures. I was trying to do this the right way with real comments and I was begun to felt I was contributing to the forums I signed up to. So I got about 10 forums that I have signed up to until I got a message after I signed up on a new form about forum spam.
Well maybe this was a coincident so I tried another forum and got the same message. I was digging around and found out that my email and ip was listed on
I reported that I was not a spammer and they inform me that they will look at my removal request in a couple of hours. So now it is about 2-3 days and I have not heard from them. I checked their API and they don't use any API keys which is interesting.
You can send them a singel IP like this:
stopforumspam api?ip=188.8.131.52 (mind the url)
This is just one of many ways to report an IP and it isn't clear if this method is sent on every forum.
If it is then there is problem with the whole forum marketing concept when doing it the real way with contributions and real involvement. It is physically impossible to sign up to more than X forums and you will automatically be added to their database.
You will not have a chans to tell them you're legit because the whole idea behind the stopforumspam is driven by small minded people.
Small minded why?
Because a great thing with forums is to let people share their websites through forum signatures. You start to think while I have fun asking questions and helping people out I receive some visitors and they might like what I'm selling on my home page.
The problem is you actually don't receive many visitors from one forum so you're forced to sign up on several. It makes you have to type more and help more people but it might be worth it in the end.
I would like to ask what is your take on this.
Also something I haven't checked yet is to see if I*m listen on stopforumspam that it will prevent me form login on already signed up forums. I don't dare to do that in case I lose my account.
Would it make sense to you to get your account removed just because an Admin that had a bad day just felt to ban and report me for some stupid reason. I mean people are people so the more people you deal with the more the chance an idiot smack you in the face.