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11. Posted by Mohammad Asad (Inactive 2 posts) 23w Star this if you like it!

Do you guys think that Bali is safe to travel if we were to go there in December?

12. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3037 posts) 23w Star this if you like it!

Mohammad Asad

"Do you guys think that Bali is safe to travel if we were to go there in December?"

You will have to check with the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate nearest to where you live. (Wherever that is!)

Some countries have quarantines in place. You will also have to research which airlines you can use.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

13. Posted by Mohammad Asad (Inactive 2 posts) 23w Star this if you like it!

ssfs

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Nov-2020, 09:22 GMT by Mohammad Asad ]

14. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3037 posts) 23w Star this if you like it!

What does "ssfs" mean?

15. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1481 posts) 23w 1 Star this if you like it!

I, too, don't know what "ssfs" means, but I'm trying to learn about "search engine optimization," which some of our new users have described themselves elsewhere as experts in the field. They share some of the same characteristics: Use of online stock photos for their profiles and, in some cases, assuming the identity of others, including the deceased. Much of their postings have little to contribute to a travel forum. They usually consist of one liners, or a single word, such as "Yeah."

Sometimes I find plagiarizers, those who lift the work of others without crediting the source. That's a no-no in my book.

16. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1722 posts) 23w Star this if you like it!

ssfs means (among other things) Secure Storage in File System and has something to do with cyber security. Don't know how it applies here. We've had some very odd posts lately and being very far West, I'm sure I haven't seen most of it because of the time change and the fact that others find them first.

17. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2321 posts) 23w Star this if you like it!

Ssfs can also mean 'sarcastic smiley face (s)'.

I also find plagiarisers. I hate plagiarism and always report it (just as I did on VT).

SEO is an interesting area. The only way stock photos & random posts can help SEO is if/when a website or link exists in the profile page: they have no effect otherwise. I'm keeping a close eye on the profile pages of some 'newbie' members who are doing this.

18. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2252 posts) 23w Star this if you like it!

I too find these one-liner newbies frustrating. It feels like they're building a track record of posting in order to be freer to spam. I am liberal in deleting inane posts which aren't conceivably making a contribution, perhaps I'm wrong in doing that.

19. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 2321 posts) 23w 2 Star this if you like it!

>perhaps I'm wrong in doing that.

Imo, you're absolutely right. The only reason for making such posts is the one you have stated.

20. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5583 posts) 23w 2 Star this if you like it!

fwiw, the "Mohammad Asad" account already dropped their spam in another thread many hours ago, was reported, and is currently awaiting its ban.