I was thinking about this, and guess that some people do it now in one way or another. But what about a service that like everyday or something would search the forum(by date) and look for webhostsname in the topic/message(excluding sigs of course) and then would email a host saying they were mentioned or something like that so they can respond, or at least be able to see they are being talked about. How I wrote it, it may sound a little odd, but Im sure some of you get the idea. I guess this could be a paid service or something, or free with advertising, how ever they would want to do it. Though Im not a host, some might like it.
I'm liking it. Just, how often would this script run? For it to be effective, especially with the traffic at WHT, it would have to run at the most every few hours, that is if you are trying to stop flaming.
...and how long would it take before an external site that is searchign the db to be blocked? My guess... about a day. I wouldn't suggest even contemplating the idea without talking to those who own the server. Just my 2 pesos.
Originally posted by nayeem well who owns the server? i might be interested in making such a script since it seems to have good popularity and maybe i could earn $2.69 a month for this from hosts!
Contact info is available on the left hand side of the main forum index page. As I said, it is *unlikely* that any external site would be permitted to run searches on the index. You wouldn't permit someone doing that on your site, so I'm not sure why you'd think you'd be permitted to charge for it and do it here.