Algorithm that Can Predict You Will Be Banned or Not
Researchers at Stanford University have found out an algorithm that can predict you will be banned from a website or not. In this article we will introduce you to banning, we will also discuss spamming and we will write about the newly developed algorithm too.
Banning has become an important part of the internet world. Most people know what the word “ban” means, however, on the internet it has another meaning. In the “real world,” ban means not allowing something by law. While on the internet it means almost the same, just with users, if you are a website administrator, you can ban somebody from your site for a time. You can also ban him or her forever, so he or she can never reach your URL in his or her life. In real life, you can’t just ban somebody from a state or from a country with a click. You have to bring that matter to the jury to decide. And, of course, in most cases the jury won’t ban him or her from the city, country or state. Just imagine if a citizen could go the jury and ask him to ban another citizen from the town because he or she don’t really likes him or her. That’s not how things work in the real world, however, the opposite is true for the internet. Being an admin of a website you have a power of a dictator. You can do anything unless it confronts with a specific law. If the latter is true and you do it anyways, you will be likely to end up in prison or get your website banned.
Internet crime is a serious thing, and I advise you not to play with it. Stealing somebody’s pocket won’t necessarily get you in prison, but stealing somebody’s credit card details and using it on the internet for purchase will most likely get you 10-20 years in prison.
Banning is widely used on the whole internet, however, it is a common term in online gaming. When you play online you have to join to a server to do so. Gaming servers work like websites on the internet. The host, who is called admin, rents a server to allow players to join and play on it. He has all rights, if he doesn’t like somebody, he can ban him for a lifetime if he wants to do so. However, in the world of online gaming banning is a pretty common thing, since there are many kids and unmatured adults playing, who can’t really keep the rules that have been set by the server admin. If they can’t keep these, they will most likely get them kicked or banned by the server admin.
The biggest problem of website administrators is spammers. Spammers are people or robots who advertise their products or services of their own or somebody else’s on a website where it is prohibited. There are two kinds of spammers. The first one is the ones that people usually refer to. They just spam a website without using their own minds, they don’t care about being banned, their priority is to advertise their products or services on as many websites as they can. By doing so, this will most likely get their IP addresses banned from most sites where they write, only a few will remain there. However, the other type of spammers are quite witty, they don’t just mindlessly advertise their products or services on the websites, they usually write normal and serious sounding comments in the section where it is allowed and they put their links and keywords under the text. This will most likely not get them banned or their comment removed from the website, however, it takes more time than the other version of spamming.
The Ban Algorithm
The newly developed algorithm of Stanford University seems pretty unique and useful. If you are a user on a website and post 5 comments, it can predict you with 80 percent accuracy that you will be banned or not by the website admin. This can be pretty useful for both website administrators and users since they can use it for their purposes.