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Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by AkinaRose90, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. AkinaRose90

    AkinaRose90 Chimp

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    There is still one question I've not yet heard the answer to.

    Exactly how DO they cram all that graham?
     
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  2. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Hey @binary visions,

    What exactly is going on with these copy/pasta posts? What is supposed to be getting accomplished by this? Serious question.
     
  3. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    The recent trend for bots/spam accounts is to establish a positive reputation/posting history on the sites before starting in with whatever their purpose is. This is especially seen with the recent influx of Russian political bots in some of the biggest sites like Reddit (and we are getting an absolute boatload of Russian-sourced bots here lately).

    Sometimes the people operating these bots are the ones who will use them for spam/etc., and sometimes they are creating accounts that they will sell later. There are places dedicated to selling forum accounts with good reputations or histories.

    The problem with bot posts is, not only do you have to provide some kind of high quality content generation (which is pretty tricky by itself), it also has to be topical and relevant to site, otherwise they get ID'd quickly. Copying an ancient post from the archives in the same forum is actually a pretty clever way of doing that: it's got a very high chance of being good human content, topical, and old enough that nobody will remember it.
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    What fork should I put on my Balfa?

    Hannebrink or Risse?
     
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  5. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Sandro Turbo Monkey

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    So Hayes is back due to artificial demand created by bots?
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Westy the teste

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    So what you are saying is that my account might be worth something?
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I would have done better had I known all this wasted time would pay off some day.
     
  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    No, I'm saying that my account was worth something.

    Is, I mean.

    Is worth something.

    Now which one of you is going to help me Make America Great Again?!
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Its all snowflakes and liberal tears down here, sorry. :(
     
  12. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Yes.
     
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  14. KenW449

    KenW449 something stupid

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    I would glad help make RM great again.
    AKA not full of bots and spam accounts.
     
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    Какие боты?
     
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    Бинарные боты, конечно
     
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  18. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    :close::fans::feminist::shablon::spartak::phone:
     
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    What is the history behind those russian emoji?
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    is not bot, is genuine American mountain cyclist to discuss the things we care of.
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Kompronookie ?
     
  22. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    There was a lot of bitching (mostly good-natured) a very long time ago about our lack of emoji selection, at the time it was the stock vBulletin emojis and there were like 8 of them. I can't remember if it was the original RM owner Aaron, or IAB, or me, but someone found a big, weird emoji pack and loaded the whole thing in... which included all these strange Russian emojis.

    It definitely is not a way to signal to our comrades that the country is ready for conquest. :close:
     
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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    She's not even a natural redhead. Another Russian lie...
     
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    So if it's not :pleasantry: "Ready for conquest"
    Shall we go with woefully under prepared? :brow: