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    Why SP is not strict as before?

    Hi,
    I have been using SP and it is a great resource for me in my SEO. But now a days i feel there are newbies who have just 5 posts and ask a question and give a link in the question (eg Why my PR went down and giving some sitename). We people never doubt as if he is a spammer but we suggest him different answers. But what i feel is he doesn't need our answers perhaps he needs to get a "Do follow" link. Why SP is not strict as before.

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    Hmmm... interesting question and one that we've been discussing a lot lately.
    I think the answer is that we are as strict as before (stricter in some ways), but there are a LOT more link droppers around these days. There is a very fine line between cleaning up rubbish posts and being unwelcoming to newcomers who don't realise that the question has been asked before.

    We have actually just imposed a new quality standard to try and get rid of these low quality posts but you can help us by reporting any that you see.

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    We had lots of problems in Web Design with people needing code help on their sites, but were unable to post a link to the site with the problem AND couldn't post code either, because code often has urls in it (for images, <link>s to CSS and Javascript, etc). Letting newbs post some sort of url was better for those needing help. So far as I know they are not Do Follow at all, ever.

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    I knew that links in signature are "no follow"... But in post i think they are "do follow" aren't they?

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    I knew that links in signature are "no follow"... But in post i think they are "do follow" aren't they?
    They are not shown for non registered users as far as I know.

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    They are not shown for non registered users as far as I know.
    This has changed: anyone can see a signature and links inside, but all links, everywhere, are nofollow.

    People post sites-in-progress on this forum and usually don't want google following them. They'd rather google index their site when it's not broken/unfinished anymore.


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