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In the spirit of Reddit, have a downvote for self-submitting promotional content. Just kidding ;)
Haha thank you. I got overzealous because, you know, I'm a redditor.
It was a good read and an interesting find. I'm surprised this thread started to explode for a totally different reason. Kind of relevant though since Reddit also has its downvote bot problem. Personally I'm not sure about the downvote vs flag debate.
He just wanted that sweet sweet karma.
Really? We TOTALLY need that here. Too many self-promoters IMO and I don't think Flagging's working...
I don't think that self-promotion has anything to do with it. I think that the inbound community does a great job of pushing up quality content, whether it is submitted by the person who published it or not. Who could downvote iAcquire?!? Mike King would never let crappy content go out on the blog :)...IMO
Hi Graham. It's currently more rife than you might think. And a lot of mediocre content is making the main page because the people writing it are upvoting it from their colleagues' and/or ghost accounts.
I wish I had the time to create multiple twitter accounts. Sadly I barely have time for even one.
You could be making
We actually had a guy here recently who created multiple fake accounts to agree with his argument in a discussion. It was tragic. Funnily enough, only the fake accounts agreed with him (the 'real' people disagreed), and it only took a few seconds of detective work to figure out he'd created them himself... :-)
Do go ahead and flag those submissions. We're also cracking down on voting rings at inbound, as well as duplicate submissions.
Glad to hear it, Keri. I adore this site but I've been considering giving up on it. So if that's the case then I'm relieved! :-)
what about throttling multiple submissions in a short time span?
Kinda works, kinda doesn't. Many powerusers will drop a load of links in a short period of time. Perhaps limit "shares per hour" for <25 karma or something like that?
You talked about this when you posted on a thread on /r/BigSEO. I think this would definitely be a great way to go. It would limit the amount of crap submissions dramatically.
I accidentally submitted a duplicate article the other day, and instead of posting it upvoted the other poster's submission. I approve of this feature :).
Also, I agree, more people should be on Reddit. My favorite is SMT(someone make this), where people list their ideas for apps and products. There are even a few requests for marketing tools
I sincerely hope you spend your days hunting these little guys: http://www.myredballoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/Teddy Graham.jpg.
Definitely a good place to be, Reddit. Moderated pretty strictly too IMO.
Reddit vs. Inbound.org for SEOs?
You won't find the same level of honesty and diversity here that you would find on Reddit.
SEOs on Reddit? They are already there LOL:
just dont wander into /r/seo or you will want to shoot yourself in the head.
any SEO knows /r/SEO isn't the true seo subreddit