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Ford ST Nation's blocks Google bots from indexing member pages. If you post your website's link inside your user profile, it will NOT be back linked to your website. Please do not waste your time, by registering as a user and never posting.

If you post a message, or thread that looks like spam, it will be removed, and your IP will be banned.

The only sure way to have a link secured on this website is by creating useful messages with a link back to your sources. The message must be related to the forum topic.

Or you can put your website's link inside your signature and post in the forums.

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
Notice new members

I updated the user groups. Notes on privileges due to spamming.

Registered Users I
  • You cannot edit your profile
  • You cannot Edit your signature
  • You cannot post visitor messages
  • You cannot post messages in groups
###You can be promoted to Registered Users II by posting 1 time. ###

Registered Users II
  • You cannot Edit your signature
  • You can edit your profile
  • You can post visitor messages
  • You can post messages in groups
###You can be promoted to Registered Users II by posting 5 times. ###

Registered Users III
  • You can edit your profile
  • You can Edit your signature
  • You can post visitor messages
  • You can post messages in groups
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The Site Founder
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I am happy to report that my spam strategy is now working. I've had 3 spam members in the last day, and one of who who can add their link to my site.

1. Google does not index our member pages.
2. New members without 1 post cannot edit their user profile.

:) Thanks
 

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I have tightened the user registration requirements. You now have to verify your email address to register.

Chad
 

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New rules:

Registered users I will not be able to post in any forum, except for Welcome Yourself. Anyone who has 2 or more post will not be effected.

Registration Rule changed, you now have to verify with images.
 
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I am trying to curb it, but we will always have spam on the forums. I've got two Super Moderators that are now going to help me keep this place clean.

I hate to add so many rules and restrictions on the new members, but what can I do.. Spammers could take over if I didn't makes these rules.

Questions asked to be able to register for Ford ST Nation.

How many colors does the Focus ST have? (NA COLORS)

What does "ST" stand for? (Google it)

Which Company manufactures the Focus ST?


Thanks for the Support.
 
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