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  Post #1 (permalink)   10-02-2012, 01:38 PM
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If this is the kind of publicity this kid from Australia, Germany, Austria, or wherever else, who runs iWipo web hosting forum is looking for, then by all means, I'll be happy to help him with it.

I travelled during the month of September, so I wasn't that quick to react, but I have received numerous reports from members of our community that informed me of receiving an advertising message from another new member advertising his web hosting forum. The advertising came through a Private Message system, but in all cases, the content of the message was the same:

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Dear Friend.

Please join the conversation at http://www. iwipo .com , a forum all about web hosting companies and issues. Feel free to advertise your hosting services for Free.

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Tim Liton
www. iwipo .com
Now, Tim Liton, iWipo hosting forum administrator, I have something to tell you, so listen up. Poaching members of another community is a despicable tactic and one that will neither gain you any friends in this industry, nor will build you a respectable community.

Why would anyone in their right mind still think that spamming is a good idea, especially among people who hate it and fight against it on a daily basis?

You've already burned bridges with at least a couple of influential hosting communities that I know of, so are you trying to damage your reputation and the one of your community on purpose? Because you are doing an excellent job doing so.

On that note, Tim, I sincerely hope that with this thread you gain the publicity you were looking for for iWipo when you came here to spread the word. Best of luck to you.

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Yes hope it is picked up by google and makes #1 spot
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I just had my run in with Tim and now he's gone (not of his choice).
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sorry Art could not resist this

http://www. iwipo .com / webhosting_forum/ iwipo_web_hosting_forum_and_its_admin_tim_liton_sp ammer_australia_1322.new.php

wonder how long it will remain before it is removed.
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It has been less than 24 hours and this thread is already in top spots on Google for certain keywords.

Tim Liton #1
iWipo #6

Excellent.

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wonder how long it will remain before it is removed.
What is removed?
 
 


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Well, Tim Liton has contacted us and apologized to all users of HostingDiscussion. According to his message, he hires people to invite others to his forum.

While this is a nice gesture, this does not explain why his accounts on other forums would also be banned (some of which are under his actual name). Why both the violator's account and Tim Liton's accounts IP addresses are both from Germany, even though he just mentioned he is actually in Denver (while his DP account points Austria as his location). And, finally, why a person he supposedly hired would sign as him personally, or why he would even allow someone to register on forums under his personal name.

That also does not of course change anything about what took place. As much as he might regret the decision, everyone has to take responsibility for their actions.
 
 


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What is removed?
this thread i started oin his own forum

http://www. iwipo .com / webhosting_forum/ iwipo_web_hosting_forum_and_its_admin_tim_liton_sp ammer_australia_1322.new.php

must have upset him, by spamming his forum with a true thread so much he banned my IP

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Sorry Guest, you are banned from using this forum!
This ban is not set to expire.
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this thread i started oin his own forum

http://www. iwipo .com / webhosting_forum/ iwipo_web_hosting_forum_and_its_admin_tim_liton_sp ammer_australia_1322.new.php

must have upset him, by spamming his forum with a true thread so much he banned my IP
Oh, sorry, I didn't notice the domain part of that URL.
Can you screenshot it please, if it wasn't removed already? I can't seem to find it.
 
 


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Can you screenshot it please, if it wasn't removed already? I can't seem to find it.
i forgot to take a screenshot of it (my mistake)

but i registered using my yahoo email, just incase he decided to spam his users, just checked my yahoo emails and got this

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From: iWipo Webhosting Forum <admin@**********>
To: theinkshop2001@yahoo.co.uk
Sent: Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 14:43
Subject: Topic removed: iWipo web hosting forum and its admin Tim Liton, a spammer from Australia

A topic you are watching has been removed by Tim Liton.

Regards,
The iWipo Webhosting Forum Team.
so much for him running a public forum and freedom of speech. hopefully many of his users read it before he removed it.
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Am really sorry about the spam that happend. Am not sure but anyway am sorry. Its not my style to invite users in that way. A bigggggg sorry from me and all iwipo members.

easyhostmedia:
You as a Hosting Company, you are a bad example for your costumer. We have 24/7 members that takes care for the forum so please dont try to spam my forum.

Artashes: I never head 1 hosting company and not 3 lol. Am mysql administrator and am traveling around the world with my company.

AM REALLY SORRY ABOUT THE SPAM.
 
 


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Artashes: I never head 1 hosting company and not 3 lol. Am mysql administrator and am traveling around the world with my company.
Who said you ran a hosting company?
How is your job/travelling relevant to how you promote your site?
 
 


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Dear HD Forum. As i said i was not spaming the forum. So there was someone making a donkey from me. So please remove the thread its not intresting to talk about that i was not.
 
 


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It has been less than 24 hours and this thread is already in top spots on Google for certain keywords.

Tim Liton #1
iWipo #6

Excellent.


What is removed?

Excellent of what? Thats my name and thats my sitename. I never done a spam to your forum!!!
 
 


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So please remove the thread its not intresting to talk about that i was not.
On the contrary, I think it is both interesting and educational for others to talk about this case of how poor marketing choices can damage a product or a website.

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Excellent of what?
Excellent that the more members of your community (and those considering to sign up) know about it, the better. You poach members from other communities by spamming them and it is totally irrelevant who does it. You are ultimately responsible for the marketing of your website.
 
 


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On the contrary, I think it is both interesting and educational for others to talk about this case of how poor marketing choices can damage a product or a website.



Excellent that the more members of your community (and those considering to sign up) know about it, the better. You poach members from other communities by spamming them and it is totally irrelevant who does it. You are ultimately responsible for the marketing of your website.
What you will do if someone like easymedia spams my forum and i publish your name in my forum? It's not fear Mr administrator.
 
 
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