Spam/fake members

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by LoudRam, May 22, 2012.

  1. LoudRam

    LoudRam Senior Member

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    I work nights and I'm on this forum quite a bit from late night thru early morning. Almost every night I see newbies copy and paste things other members have said in a thread and repost them later in the thread. What is the purpose of this? Are these bots or what? Has anyone else seen this? I'm just curious what's going on.

    Here is an example. In this thread http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-incredible-2/202719-ics.html this was posted on page one

    Now tonight I see this...

    I've seen this a number of times on various nights. I know it's spam but I'm wondering what is the purpose?
     
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    They are in fact bots. Typically these bots are accompanied by links to something.

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    Thanks, it's just one of those things i had to know. So I'll just hit "report" when I come across them.
     
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    Not a problem. And thanks for finding "Ester". She's gone now lol.

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