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Youtube spam comments, Any solution?

As some of you may have already known I use Youtube to upload and share my gameplay videos for With more than 250 videos uploaded they receive good exposure and fair amount of comments and discussions. But it has been a around two months that my videos are being bombarded by youtube comment spammers trying to promote their shady websites through the video comments. Promoting websites that don’t even make sense like “downloading ps3 games for free” but unfortunately some people still fall for their scam.

It started with 10-20 spam comments and grew quickly to a point that I don’t even bother going through my video comments anymore because there is no way I get around to clean them all up. There is no point reporting them as spam either because they are mostly from different users on different videos. Also the panel to manage Youtube comments is just a display only and there is no functionality in it. Even deleting a comment from the comment panel only removes it from the inbox and not from the video, how stupid is that?! There is no way to manage comments on different videos at the same time and once in a specific video comments section there is no way to apply an action to more than one comment at a time, so everyday I have to go through a huge list of videos and remove spam comments one by one on each video individually and since there is no filter functionality within comments, you can’t use keyword search to find the ones containing certain spam keywords which means they are mixed with hundreds of legit comments.

How hard is it for Youtube to add a simple Captcha to the comments section?

As much as I hate captcha it does minimize the number of spam and at least can be considered as a temporary solution till they develop a better way.

If you are dealing with the same problem and have a solution to make it at least easier please share it ’cause I’m sure you’ll make a lot of people thankful.

Here are a few examples of the spam comments I receive on my videos:

They are mostly smartly written and randomly change to look more legit and human written.

i downloaded this on my personal computer for truly free. google “ps3 quick download” and it’s the first link. What a no questions asked nice ps3 video game.. All the latest games can be downloaded from the “ps3 quick download” website! just google “ps3quickdownload”.

i downloaded this on my netbook for sure as hell free. type in google “ps3 quick download” and it’s the first link. What a great great ps3 game! All the latest games can be downloaded from the “ps3quickdownload” website! just google “ps3quickdownload”

i downloaded this completely free on my Desktop Computer. Google “ps3 quick download” and simply click the first link. It’s a wonderful game! All the latest ps3 games are there for download on the “ps3 quick download” site!

i downloaded this absolutely free on my Laptop. Google “ps3quickdownload” and click the first link you see. It’s a super game! All the latest ps3 games are there for download on the ps3quickdownload site!

i downloaded this free on my Desktop Computer. Google “ps3quickdownload” and click the first link. It’s a admirable game! All the latest ps3 games are there for download on the ps3quickdownload site!

This is an excellent game, I stumbled across it for free here: FINDGAMES4FREE {.} COM

This is a very nice game, I managed to get it free at: findgames4free |dot| com

you can get this playstation 3 game for free. Google “ps3 quick download” – click the first link. I downloaded it and it’s superb! There are ton’s of ps3 games on the “ps3quickdownload” website!!

Video game developers need to put out more games like this one! It’s INTENSE! I just got a free copy of it from GETYOURSFREETODAY (.) COM and I can’t stop playing it!

I saw this movie today online at moviegoblin . com check em out buddy

better version of avatar at  . AVATARDOWNLOAD ( . )TK

too blocky…….avatar is better at . AVATARDOWNLOAD ( . )TK

i watched avatar at . AVATARDOWNLOAD ( . )TK

Brilliant game I certainly like 0:35 I found this game free at ps3 game . t v

Cool game I especially like 1:10 to 3:40 I got it online for my ps3 for free at 115 games {.} com There are literally hundreds of playstation 3 games there to pick from best thing about it is that they are all totally free brilliant game and website

Must say this is excetional I always tend to play it at the weekends with my uncles they are brilliant at it. I actually got it utterly free for my sony ps3 from 115 games . com there are literally hundreds and the best thing is they are all totally free also I must say 2:30 to 3:40 was fine

Brilliant game I definately like 2:12 I got it online for free here 115 games . com They have all the current playstation 3 games to pick from best thing about it is that they are all totally free excellent game and website

Rad game I really like 0:33 I found it for free at 115 games . com They have the latest PS3 games to pick from I couldnt beleive that they are all free too brilliant game and site

amazing fun its often played a lot around christmas time with my sisters they are very good at it. I was lucky and downloaded it totally free for my ps3 from here 115 games. com they have hundreds and they are all totally free by the way 2:23 was rad

Superb game 1:00 really is funny I got this game online for my ps3 for free here 115 games . com There are loads of PS3 games available there and the good thing is they are all totally free rad game

wow i finaly found the full working download

superb I play it all the time during the winter with my mum she is really awesome at it. I managed to download the game utterly free for my nintendo wii from here nintendo wii games (.) TV they have literally thousands and the best thing is they are all free too also I must say 0:01 was striking

Excellent game I really like 0:11 I managed to get it free here ps3 game . tv

i downloaded sony playstation 3 games for free on my Computer. Google “ps3 zappy download” and just click the first link you see. It’s a great website! All the latest ps3 games are there for download on the “ps3 zappy download” site!


Gameplay Reviews at

Video game industry is getting bigger and bigger. With so many games out every week it’s so hard to keep up-to-date at least for an ordinary casual gamer. There is a serious need to filter games and find the ones you are interested and the ones you are not. The game description doesn’t really say anything and the game trailer is usually made from cut-scenes which are anything but similar to the game. To be fair, I should say some game developers made this issue a little easier by releasing free playable demos available to download but again it’s not fun downloading 1GB of data, installing it only to try a limited version specially when there is a chance you may not find the game interesting.

So as a casual gamer facing these problems I thought launching a new site covering game reviews and posting videos of actual gameplay (without being affiliated with any game company of any kind) can be a useful to most video gamers. Most importantly I couldn’t start this site by myself so when my semi-hardcore gamer friend, Mike, gave me the green light I didn’t wait even one day. (and honestly he’s been on fire since the site’s launch.)

So with no further unnecessary description, here is Gameplay Reviews, More about Mike and’s youtube channel.

As usual feedbacks and suggestions are highly welcome and appreciated.




Press Release through

It’s a shame that I’ve been working as an SEO consultant and I’ve never used any kind of Press Release for my own websites. I always preferred to do article submissions as opposed to PR and the reason was I never wanted to spend money on it but sooner or later I had to give it a try so finally yesterday, I did it.

As the first experiment, I chose to publish and distribute my Press Release.

Well, the domain name says “Free” and you can choose to publish it for free but if you want to get real results you have to bid on your placement which caused me to spend a good amount of money on it.

Now, it’s close to 24 hours my PR page is up there but it hasn’t been indexed by Google which makes me thinking I did my first mistake by choosing the wrong publisher.

For now, I don’t want to post a link to my press release here, not to boost its indexing process and keep it on its own so that I can have a pure natural experience.

I’ll keep here updated so that others without PR experience won’t do the same mistake as mine.



UPDATE (March 5, 2009): After more than 36 hours, my post still hasn’t been picked up by Google which isn’t a good sign. Looks like spammers are faster than Google and they’ve already picked up my email address and started spamming it.

Anyways, I’ve scheduled the same PR to be distributed on PRWeb tomorrow. Hopefully that one shows better results.
UPDATE (March 7, 2009): Today, after more than 3 days, finally the PR submitted to Free-Press-Release was indexed and showed up in Google. The one submitted to PRWeb showed up in Yahoo news within 4 hour. Now it’s obvious to me which one was a better investment.


Dynadot is down, Yahoo! mail is down and I’m going crazy!

UPDATE: Well, I guess by now, everybody knows that Dynadot is back up after more than 36 hours of downtime, that’s a good thing but I still can’t believe they have just left it with no announcement, no explanation and no apology like it has never happened! I could understand if it was 2-3 hour downtime but 36 hours isn’t something you can ignore. I still can’t accept a hardware failure could bring Dynadot down for such a long time.

The file system on our main server was corrupted, probably due to a hardware failure. It took us this entire time to rebuild our servers from the backups.

A Dynadot staff said on their forum. (Source)

It took them the whole time to recover the data from the backups? This means they don’t have proper RAID or fault-tolerance system which means the same situation or even 10 times worse can happen any time.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: I just got off the phone with Dynadot’s customer service. They said that there was a hardware problem which brought the site down and they are trying to get it fixed this evening. On the side note I should say they actually picked up the phone! No answering machine or anything which is amazing!

UPDATE: I can’t believe Yahoo’s problem was only for the “All-New Mail” and when I switched to “classic mail” everything is back to normal!

I feel bad not posting anything interesting here and it looks like Scriptbloggers is becoming the status report of what site “is down” blah blah blah!

Well, I think I’m a domainer more than a blogger and when I face the following error message for more than 16 hours when trying to go to my main domain registrar where hundreds of my domains sit I become stressed and pretty much miserable:

This stress becomes 10 times worse when I can’t even log into my mailbox at Yahoo! Mail:

Well, I can only hope that it’s nothing serious (with Dynadot) but anyways there is nothing I can do and I guess I have to live with that :)

Thank God Scriptbloggers is up and running…


Is DigitalPoint forum down?

I’m afraid so! If you’re one of the thousands of people who keep refreshing the browser with the hope to get on DP, I’m sorry to let you know that your internet connection is not the problem. DigitalPoint forums is currently down.

You want to check it yourself? Go to and type in the Quick Check box on the sidebar and click Check.

Make sure you’re not checking “” ’cause there is nothing wrong with that site. It’s only subdomain which is down and not the parent site.

Well, It’s not necessarily a bad thing! I’m already writing in my blog after 3 months (beside the post about ArticleSale launch.) instead of wasting my time reading all the posts in its marketplace to make sure I don’t miss any good deal.

Anyways, Just in case, if you’re here from a Google, searching for anything related to DigitalPoint being down, and you’re an article writer who use DP as the place to sell unique articles, you’ll probably find ArticleSale interesting, specially now that you have some time to spend on it :)

Have a great day.



A place to buy and sell articles for free

After getting ripped off several times and wasting hundreds of dollars, trying to find high quality unique articles, either for my websites or to submit to article directories, I came up with the idea of an Article Marketplace where article writers can put their articles for sale and make their own portfolio, selling unique pre-written articles, while building their reputation by a feedback system. Buyers should be able to see a sample part of the article and know who they are dealing with. They also need to be assured that they will receive the article after making the payment.

Well, all these thoughts and ideas led to my “state of the art” project, ArticleSale which is now open to public, 100% free for both buyers and sellers.

Nothing complicating! Writers, sign up with their PayPal email. They post the article, specify the price and category and the system automatically calculates the word-count, also takes care of the sales and the delivery of the article. It also generates the code for a button for the author to advertise the article elsewhere. When someone clicks on the purchase button, the system puts a hold on the article, so that nobody can buy it while someone else is in the process of the payment for it, then when the payment is done, it sends the article to the payers email address, notifies the seller and removes the article from the store.

Beside the article itself, there is a special link sent in the email to the buyer. That is the link, allowing the buyer to leave feedback for the seller. This way, after a while, the writers can gain more trust by referring people to their profile at ArticleSale as a reference.

comments and feedbacks will be highly appreciated.




A new kind of SPAM!

I can’t stop laughing since I saw this spam comment on one of my posts at Scriptbloggers.

to: Admin – If You want to delete your site from my spam list, please visit this site for instructions:

Out of curiosity I checked the website mentioned above and it made me laugh even harder:

And submitting the form results in the following message: (Obviously I’m not stupid enough to use real information!)

Thanks! You will no longer receive messages with advertising from us.

See! Getting rid of spam has never been this easy!

… And I lived, spam-free happily ever after. :)


Flash Countdown for LittleBigPlanet Launch Date

The little Sackboy can’t wait!

Since there hasn’t been any official word about the new release dates, this countdown timer is currently based on Nov. 4th taken from
If you like it, here is the link to the LBP countdown timer page containing the code you can use on your own website and tips to customize it.


LittleBigPlanet Discussion Forum

After launching LittleBigPlanet Blog, it’s time to hear back some voices from LBP fans community and that’s what LittleBigPlanet Discussion Forum is all about!

It may sound stupid but I can’t get rid of my thoughts and ideas about LBP! I almost can’t find any limit and eveyday something new comes up in my mind! This is one of the few games worth discussing (IMHO) and that’s why I’ve launched LBP Forum.

Don’t get me wrong I don’t mean playing and wasting all my time with video games, I mean there are much more you can do using this “game”. Can’t see what I mean, check out Sony’s presentation at E3 2008!

Unlike the last time which I decided to make a forum and purchased a commercial script for that (Which ended up being a terrible decision), this time I found nothing better than Vanilla. It’s clean, light and free with no crazy feature which reduces the risk of bugs and security holes. (Comparing to phpBB)

Now I’m hoping that other people are also going to like the idea of simplicity.



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Just copy/paste the whole code below into your html page:

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase=",0,0,0" width="230" height="250" id="lbp1" align="middle">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" />
<param name=wmode value=transparent>
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