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Subject:Accuracy of profile statistics
Summary:Do the statistics include search engine crawls?
Messages:4
Author:PHP-4-Business
Date:2008-04-28 07:19:37
Update:2008-04-28 08:46:08
 

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PHP-4-Business
2008-04-28 07:24:13
I'm assuming the statistics - http://www.phpclasses.org/professional_statistics.html - includes crawls by search engines? Please can these be excluded from the statistics since they give a false impression of the genuine interest in our profile?

Thanks for your consideration,
James

php-4-business.co.uk

p.s. It only took 3 days from creating a professional profile to receiving our first spam from it ;-)
However on the positive side, we also *have* received a little work from this site :-) (Gracias Manuel!)

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Manuel Lemos
2008-04-28 07:32:10 - In reply to message 1 from PHP-4-Business
The accesses by search engines or crawlers that explicitly identify as such are always excluded from statistics, as well your own (logged in) accesses as well site administrator accesses.

As for getting spam, it seems that unfortunately there is some people investing on paying to override CAPTCHA validation.

Soon I will be adding an option to let users not disclose their contact e-mails. Instead there will be an option to make the site send users a message with a contact request. Then users decided they want to reply by e-mail. Please be patient while that is not available. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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PHP-4-Business
2008-04-28 08:37:47 - In reply to message 2 from Manuel Lemos
Hi Manuel,
No problem about the spam - I wasn't really complaining ;-) It's just astounding that people think they can make a living by sending spam!!

Thanks,
James.

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Manuel Lemos
2008-04-28 08:46:08 - In reply to message 3 from PHP-4-Business
Apparently there is a spammers business model around breaking CAPTCHA using real people. I intend to publish a blog post on this after I have the options to not disclose users e-mail addresses directly.