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 There are two ways in which spammers will try to promote their website through your FluxBB forum: There are two ways in which spammers will try to promote their website through your FluxBB forum:
  
-  * **Messages**:​ the spambot will try to post messages throughout your forum with commercial or malicious contents, often with links to a website. Sometimes the content of the message will actually seem like a some-what valid response ​and, however a link to a commercial website is always included. The goal of the spammer is to trick your visitors into clicking through to their website, and thus sell products.+  * **Messages**:​ the spambot will try to post messages throughout your forum with commercial or malicious contents, often with links to a website. Sometimes the content of the message will actually seem like a some-what valid response, however a link to a commercial ​or malicious ​website is always included. The goal of the spammer is to trick your visitors into clicking through to their website, and thus sell products.
   * **Profiles**:​ each forum user can specify a website in their profile. This information is visible on the user profile page. Some spambots create user accounts without ever post messages, yet add a website url to the user profile. This type of spam is not directly aimed at having your visitors visit their website. Instead its goal is to improve the relative importance of a website as perceived by search engines by creating many incoming links to their website. While this form of spam is relatively unobtrusive,​ it will pollute the system with unwanted user accounts and may actually decrease your website rank in some search engines.   * **Profiles**:​ each forum user can specify a website in their profile. This information is visible on the user profile page. Some spambots create user accounts without ever post messages, yet add a website url to the user profile. This type of spam is not directly aimed at having your visitors visit their website. Instead its goal is to improve the relative importance of a website as perceived by search engines by creating many incoming links to their website. While this form of spam is relatively unobtrusive,​ it will pollute the system with unwanted user accounts and may actually decrease your website rank in some search engines.