February 24, 2012 in Feedback
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_stuffingCookie stuffing (also cookie dropping) is a blackhat[ online marketing technique used to generate illegitimate affiliate sales. Cookie stuffing occurs when a user visits a website, and as a result of that visit receives a third-party cookie from an entirely different website (the target affiliate website), usually without the user being aware of it. When (if) the user visits the target website and completes a qualifying transaction, the cookie stuffer is paid a commission. Depending on the terms of the affiliate agreement a qualifying transaction may refer to creating an account, making a purchase, completing an application (loan, credit, etc.), or subscribing to a newsletter.
This is happening more and more on forums around the internet. You get garbage posts from people who are hiding IMG tags in their posts.
I've seen recently spammers on non-IPB forums that had posts with image and url tags together hiding stuff. I don't know how that relates to cookies or as a suggestion, but I didn't get why bots would leave blank posts.
Yup, that is cookie stuffing.
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