#2 Sep 24, 2005 19:55
20 b2evolution users reported "download.com" as a spammer. I was one of them. I couldn't believe it, but I had 4 referer hits from them in about 5 seconds. It makes no sense, but it was there. I even checked the page to see if for some reason they actually did link to me, but they didn't. Of the 20 reporters, 6 came after my report. There were no reports of foobar.download.com or any such variants, and 3 very old reports of blahblahdownload.com. At first I did not publish that keyword because, like I said and you obviously see, it makes no sense. After seeing that other users before and after me were also reporting it I figured sorry, but if that domain is spamming so many users it's got to be published.
I don't believe it was the people behind the real site that did it, but I had to go with the evidence I had available. 20 different reports, most of them blogs I know of, and my own personal experience combined with verification that they did not link to me.