Whats The Best Way To Find Cheap Hotels On The Net

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  1. iolaire
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    reported: This is a spammer, the user has two post both pointing to affiliate pages permitting some travel search site.
     
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  2. I don't think posting content relevant to the forum visitors interest, which many travelers would find useful can be regarded as spam. This is Wikipedia's definition of spam. "Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately."
     
  3. iolaire
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    I beg to differ, as it is my belief that your intent with the posts is to drive traffic to www.hotelscombined.com so you can generate affiliate commissions. I do appreciate the fact that you are most likely not an automated bot. I believe that your advice was posted primarily to generate commission.


    Forum spam
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forum_spam
    Forum spambots surf the web, looking for guestbooks, wikis, blogs, forums and any other web forms to submit spam links to. These spambots often use OCR technology to bypass CAPTCHAs present. Some spam messages are targeted towards readers and can involve techniques of target marketing or even phishing, making it hard to tell real posts from the bot generated ones. Not all of the spam posts are meant for the readers; some spam messages are simply hyperlinks intended to boost search engine ranking.
    Most forum spam consists of links to external sites, with the dual goals of increasing search engine visibility in highly competitive areas such as weight loss, pharmaceuticals, gambling, pornography, real estate or loans, and generating more traffic for these commercial websites. Some of these links contain code to track the spambot's identity if a sale goes through, when the spammer behind the spambot works on commission.
     
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  4. jwsky
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    if it quacks like a duck.........
     
  5. Espan

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    thanks iolaire
     
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  6. Yes Iolaire, I am not an automated bot:D. If I was my wife would have known by now. By the way, did you
    know that the forum owners you are defending so righteously are displaying big google adsense ads on the top of
    your forum page and spoiling the look of your forum( spam ?). I really think if they want to run this forum , they should do it for FREE ? Don't you agree ?

     
  7. N965VJ
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    Cheap hotels? I just sleep in my rental car and snag free wifi by a Super 8.

    :p
     
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  8. Way to go N965VJ ;), looks like we have a winner guys! Now thats cheaper than the cheapest hotel deal you can find
    anywhere on the net..
     
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  10. Flyer1976
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    Cheap hotel? I just sleep in the Airports... Free wifi*, free water, free toilets, and etc etc...

    * Only at select locations ;)
     
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  11. misman
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    The suspicion is warranted, rather true or not. When a posts posts two threads on the same day (this one and this one), and they both talk about a specific site, it causes skepticism.

    Please don't take this personally... we're just trying to keep our sandbox clean :)
     
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  12. Ok .. People looking for a cheap hotel , look no further.. No seriously .. stop looking for a hotel..
    Choose the nearest airport or your car in that order of preference:rolleyes:
     

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