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This is my first post in the community
I really like this place and have been looking for a long time
Looking forward to discussing with everyone
Thank you all and wish you good luck

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well that's sort of generic. my guess is you live under a bridge and hunger for billygoats. prove me wrong, i beg of you.

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Only 35 words and less than 8 hours to "Banned" :roflmao:
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What are these guys hoping to achieve by joining this forum?
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i think, much like the kardashians of the world, that they crave attention.
but they lack the courage to walk around in public nearly nekkid.

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I think they get paid to do it. I heard an article on NPR about something similar, when they noticed some accounts posted for exactly a calendar month, like for a pay check.

"Ban all you want. We'll make more."

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I saw this guy's post last night and banned him. Hanoi, Vietnam IP address, and the same username has been on a spree creating accounts on forums of every different kind the past few days (google him). Sounds like a foreign troll factory setting up new accounts, to me.
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Hiker wrote:What are these guys hoping to achieve by joining this forum?
They want to spam our users with viagra ads.

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Inquisitor

They want to spam our users with viagra ads.
And other than public service? What do they want?
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so i was wrong. :( a spammer, not a troll. i enjoyed my billygoat gruff reference, though.

they seek validation. their lives seem meaningless and small. and a paycheck, they want a paycheck.

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And a previously banned spammer with no originality in names.
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There are also such things as zombie accounts that are started by a bot and kept alive via innocuously generic posts (once in a blue moon) to be activated in a single use attack so as to appear like a sudden and huge consensus has formed around an issue. More effective strategy on larger social media forums, less so in online communities where people actually know each other. But important for all moderators to know this and possibly cull inactive accounts regularly to bury such zombies.
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Maybe it's just a capitalist, seeking entry into a new market?

Whatever it is, I'm actually relieved to see that there is a vetting process in play on this board. Good to know.

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the nature of the board being what it is, it attracts a certain amount of undesireables, who, like any other noisome thing, have to be flushed now and then.

some of us (well, me anyway) like to make sport of hunting them down and making fun of them, sort of like a pointer dog for hunting sh1tbirds, or a cat playing with a doomed mouse. pests and vermin, all of them. i enjoy the thrill of the chase, then idly toying with them, even after they've departed this vale of tears. might as well get some fun out of the useless creatures.

late at night when things get slow and quiet is the best time to hunt them. early in the morning works too, but occasionally a zealous moderator will beat me to them and ban them before i can have my way with them. they are usually easily recognized by their choice of irrelevant topics, uninformative generic posts, impersonal machine-generated handles, and sometimes their poor mastery of the english language, though none of these alone is absolute proof of their identity. basically the lack of creativity and imagination gives them away, but beware of the false positive.

lately, i'm getting some competition. subrosa shows real promise, and there are a couple of others who i'm proud to say i helped get their start. it's a tough job and the rewards are intangible, but the world is a better place for it.

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:roflmao: Lurker, I love you man.
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I'm glad Lurker didn't get his talons around Mr. "Welcome To The Glub". That would have been a disaster to lose our unusual mascot.
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Bisbee wrote:
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I'm glad Lurker didn't get his talons around Mr. "Welcome To The Glub". That would have been a disaster to lose our unusual mascot.
see post #6 in that thread. still not sure about that one.
and two of the new members last night, suspicious because of their handles and skimpy profiles(one of them sells cars in miami), they haven't posted yet but i'm watching and waiting..

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shinzen wrote:
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:roflmao: Lurker, I love you man.
that's good. keep your hands to yourself and we'll get along just fine. ;)

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...Noooooo! Not Glub! He's Harmlessssss!
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i just re-read mr glub's thread and feel pretty sure he's a fraud, but so far as you say he seems harmless and is entertaining. so yeah, what the heck, he can stay. for now. not my call, anyway.

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let's consider, for a moment, our latest member, "LasseOstera". no posts yet, so not clear why he (or she) is here. maybe not a troll or spammer. what there is, is a profile in which he describes himself as a locksmith and garage door repairman, and a website link which is, in fact, for a locksmith and garage door repair service - in arizona. whoever paid for that website needs to review it, the english is awkward in spots, just enough for me to have doubts. spider sense all a-tingle, but still nothing definite, could be perfectly legit individual interested in liberalism and guns. but you're on my radar, mr. LasseOstera, and i'd bet i'm not the only one who's noticed.

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lurker wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:29 pm
let's consider, for a moment, our latest member, "LasseOstera". no posts yet, so not clear why he (or she) is here. maybe not a troll or spammer. what there is, is a profile in which he describes himself as a locksmith and garage door repairman, and a website link which is, in fact, for a locksmith and garage door repair service - in arizona. whoever paid for that website needs to review it, the english is awkward in spots, just enough for me to have doubts. spider sense all a-tingle, but still nothing definite, could be perfectly legit individual interested in liberalism and guns. but you're on my radar, mr. LasseOstera, and i'd bet i'm not the only one who's noticed.
A dozen noobs all with the same AZ locksmith website, what are the odds the whole staff joined in the last two days?
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You guys are as suspicious and cynical as I am. I love you guys.
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HuckleberryFun wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:58 pm
You guys are as suspicious and cynical as I am. I love you guys.
That makes me suspicious. How do I know you're not just telling us what we want to hear? :shifty:
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:love: "just because i'm paranoid does not mean they're not out to get me." :problem:
i guess you could say i have trust issues.

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