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Random questioners

Post by richmond62 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:12 am

Recently there has been a spate of random questions relating to various things to do with computers and computing, but with no immediately obvious connexion to LiveCode.

Could this be an attempt at slightly more sophisticated spamming?

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Re: Random questioners

Post by FourthWorld » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:44 am

Yep. That's why I ask them a question. They never answer. I delete and ban. But there are always more, like an army of zombies...
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Re: Random questioners

Post by mrcoollion » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:58 am

Is this spam ??? ;-)

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Re: Random questioners

Post by bogs » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:14 am

FourthWorld wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:44 am
But there are always more, like an army of zombies...
Oddly appropriate phrasing, since the vast majority of those posts are likely generated by script :lol:
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Re: Random questioners

Post by richmond62 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:17 am

mrcoollion wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:58 am
Is this spam ??? ;-)
Very Clever. :D

I wonder what the point is of all this spam generated by script?
Is this spam ??? ;-)
Is THIS spam?

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Re: Random questioners

Post by SparkOut » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:29 pm

I suspect the intention is for the bot to generate a post that looks enough like it "belongs" or at least slips under the radar to have a placeholder. Once embedded, and maybe forgotten "below the fold" the original post can be edited to include links, even rather by having signature links inserted so where there are multiple posts, they can all have spamlinks planted into the placeholder post.

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