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Before you start spamming forums you must know and understand spamming goals. Understanding your goals is a very important part of spamming. Please keep in mind that your goals are separate from your plan. Here is a good goal list I've compiled, and I advise you to keep these in mind.

  • You should be noticed. Spamming without anyone caring or even reading the spam is such a waste.
  • You should piss people off. If everyone thinks you're great then what's the point? (note 1)
  • You should enjoy yourself. Your ultimate goal should be to have a good time. Feel free to laugh out loud while you're spamming.
  • You should gain some experience. Every time you spam make sure you learn something, you want to perfect your skills.
  • You should aim to annoy/irritate. You should try and annoy/irritate as many people as possible with the least material possible. This can include pictures as well.

Guidelines[edit]

Now for guidelines, there are general guidelines to all spammers and I advise you to stick to them.

  • Don't swear, seriously, polite spamming is so much better. No need to put swear words over other peoples websites. (note 2)
  • Don't spam your friends boards, or people you know, unless you hate them.
  • Always remember, that every person on the forum is a real person, with feelings. There is such a thing as taking something too far. HAVE NO MERCY (note 3)
  • Even yo' momma spamming is fun

Choosing the right forum[edit]

When you decide to spam a forum, its very important you chose the right forum. Company forums rarely work well, as there is no real community and no one remembers or cares about what you do, unless you work there (which generally just makes things worse). Smaller forums are not a good idea either, as staff will rarely come on, and there isn't too many threads to spam up in the first place. Less victims = less fun. Large boards are the best way to go. Why? Because at least one person will bother to reply and read your spammy threads, and there are lots of staff.

Always bookmark the forum, and threads you take part on. If you're an experienced spammer keep good track of what you've done where. Forum bookmarks can, however, be a bad idea if you get carried away and bring the FBI and/or Zombie Jesus.

On no account go to a forum that is already spammy with lots of swearing and improper posts. No one will care what you do. Avoid forums with Goths on them, who are on the whole immune to spam - it's not like they can get more depressed.

Hang On a Gosh-Darned Minute[edit]

This article is sensible! Somebody else can finish it off, I'm too irrational.

Registering[edit]

Okay, you've found a forum. Now what? Well its time to register. Most forums you can easily register in a matter of moments. But its usually smart to...

  • Use a different user name then you usually do.
  • Use a different email.
  • Use a different password.

Sometimes a complete alias can be fun, if you're good enough you can pretend to be a doctor, or a lawyer who has found copyright problems in the forum. Once you've received your email log in and set up your signature and other information. (note 4)

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Spamming Strategies[edit]

Here are a few different strategies to consider using when spamming.

a) Stupidity Technique: The name explains it all. Become completely stupid! Thats right, stupid. You see, this is your first forum and you've never used a forum before. You need to learn how to use your signature, avatar, personal text, posting, how drop down menus work, etc. Have accidents, like starting 20 threads without knowing it, replying 50 times, forgetting where you can log in and requesting assistance, the list goes on... Just have fun with it!
b) Alias Technique: You are a lawyer, and the forum has broken copyright laws. You are a philosopher, and you're writing a paper and would like opinions. You're a programmer, and like to talk in binary code. Whatever you can think of!
c) Bad boy technique: You know exactly what your doing. Your just a plain trouble maker. See how many threads you can spam before being banned, reply to every thread in a board, get other peoples threads locked, argue about the rules, etc.
d) Annoying technique: This has got to be my favorite. You know those people that everyone hates? No matter what they do it somehow bugs you. Become one of them. Never really break the rules enough to get banned (for a while anyway) but drive everyone insane. Reply to every thread with your opinion, argue everything, request for lots of support. Max out your code and graphic requests and support every week. Continue to create annoying requests and asking for lots of help, all within the rules. Complain when it doesn't get done. Complain that no one likes you, find lots of little bugs in the forum and demand they be fixed. Give annoying reviews of graphics.
e) Moderator Technique: In this technique you pretend to be staff. Act like you really think you are staff, say that you know the admin and he gave you permission. Lock threads (say they're locked) and let no one reply, or else yell at them. Threaten to ban members, get mad at people for nothing.
f) Off-topic Technique: This is a very common spamming technique. How it works is that you get every thread off-topic. You wouldn't believe how many threads threads one member can turn around. Don't do too many at once though...


There are many more spamming techniques, but I don't have time to write them all. Also, many of these have sub tactics as well. But as every forum is different, you may need to improvise as go along, using more then technique is fine.

Ideas list[edit]

Here are some ideas to get your brain going, some of these are from the techniques.

  1. Post every post in a very hard to read text color. Like this
  2. Speak in binary or another language.(make sure you do it in bed)
  3. Make all of your text a link. Pretend its an accident. Oops.
  4. If the forum allows HTML in the posts, put frames in all your posts. More then one scrollbar can be very fun.
  5. Put a huge transparent signature in your signature
  6. Use way too many smilies. I mean way too many. :) :)
  7. Double post every time you post. Pretend its a browser bug.
  8. Request as many graphics as you're allowed. Post tons of code support questions, and make them really hard.
  9. Submit useless stuff to indexes. (IE. A table to the html index, a blank forum to the forum skins, etc.)
  10. Make all of your posts rhyme.
  11. Use a thesaurus so your posts don't make much sense.
  12. Start a chain pm.
  13. Search for very old threads and reply to them. Bring back all the old threads.
  14. Create your own rules, ask them to be stickied.
  15. Post really specific threads that no one knows about. "Who here plays Chinese dragon chess?"
  16. Pretend to be an admin that used to own the forum before it got taken over.
  17. Offer the admin $1,000 for the admin account.
  18. Create your own index, ask members to submit there work.
  19. CAPITALIZE ALL LETTERS
  20. CaPiTAliZe SomE Of ThE LeTTErS
  21. Make all your posts images and upload them.
  22. 5P34K 71K3 TH15
  23. Use [IMG] tags around this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Whole_world_-_land_and_oceans_12000.jpg
  24. Put 200 pictures of hitler in a single post, porn, or a picture of David Bowie as the goblin king with the caption "i am going to punch you in the dick"

Hope these can help generate some ideas of your own!

So now what[edit]

You've spammed a forum, and been banned, so now what? Think back, what was the best part? How did members react to different things? Improve your skills for next time.

Foot Notes[edit]

1) Actually, sometimes turning the whole forum for you is a good thing. But this takes a while and is usually not worth it.

2) There are exceptions.

3) Actually some members aren't people. There is such a thing as a Auto-ForumBot that posts to make it look like you have a members. Also, there are people who have no feelings.

4) Do not fill in your signature, etc. if you are attempting the stupidity technique.