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This is useful for spammers as they can time their posts to make sure they get pulled into the google search index. As an example, someone posted a spam post that coincided while Google [Bot] was browsing.

There is also a nofollow tag that you should make sure gets added to outgoing links. I didn't see it in the html, but perhaps there is another way you're doing this via bot detection.
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Googlebot is always browsing. Bingbot almost always is, as well. You used to be able to find Yahoo's bot sometimes, but I haven't seen that recently...
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Spams that make it to the forum's users' eyes are extremely rare. And when they do, there are usually taken care of very quickly.
Moreover, I'm not sure a spambot can take advantage of googlebot crawling in real time.
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Nope. We have a term we like to use around the office for sites like this - soft target.
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I'm far from being a cybersec expert, I'll let the forum admins step up here if they see fit.
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blazespinnaker wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:27 am
Nope. We have a term we like to use around the office for sites like this - soft target.
And yet, the proof is in the pudding. Far less spam here than I've seen on many other sites.

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blazespinnaker wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:27 am
Nope. We have a term we like to use around the office for sites like this - soft target.
Again, it doesn't matter: it always shows that.
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