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Hello,
I am Lione, and 32
Just joined the forum... doing some exploring at the moment and it's great to be here.
Have a great day.

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notice the generic quality, the vagueness. just enough detail to pique the interest, but nothing substantial.
hello, lione (fiorasyndra1)! i'm all a-tingle with anticipation. i can hardly wait to see your next post! :bananadance:
from whence do you hail? what do you shoot?

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lurker said:

... vagueness ...
True enough, but the post was at 2:00am 'somewhere' :-) Could be late-night drink induced social outreach. I'll bite.

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Hi fiorasyndra1 aka Lione,

Welcome to the LGC from the Free State of Nevada.

What do you like to shoot?

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lurker wrote:
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notice the generic quality, the vagueness. just enough detail to pique the interest, but nothing substantial.
hello, lione (fiorasyndra1)! i'm all a-tingle with anticipation. i can hardly wait to see your next post! :bananadance:
from whence do you hail? what do you shoot?
Now, now. A 10-second Google turns up a heap of RPG sites that she joined (gender based on name, so I could be wrong) in the last three weeks, and one Christian site. Very few comments or posts, so she really could be just new to this stuff. Most of us were a bit hesitant when we first found this place.
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Hello and welcome! Tell us more, ask questions, or post cat pics!
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i think maybe i need to take a break, go to the range, clean some guns, something.

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Welcome from Lexington KY
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:49 pm
i think maybe i need to take a break, go to the range, clean some guns, something.
You don’t want to hang around for fun?
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lurker wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:49 pm
i think maybe i need to take a break, go to the range, clean some guns, something.
Well, you could do that as well... Suspicion is rarely useless. :)
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i think maybe i need to take a break, go to the range, clean some guns, something.
HA! Yesterday was a bummer for me because it was a Holiday and I had to work all damn day. So at 11:00am, I got out a couple of rifles and oiled the barrels and actions just to do something other than "work".

I was so successful that I tore down my AR-7 and LOST the ejector :-) I ordered a new one last night and found the lost one this morning.

But I have zero regrets. I needed the respite from work. (That which expands to fill all available time.)
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yes, "work expands to fill the available time".

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I did find the ejector on the floor the next morning and put the AR-7 back together - YouTube is your friend.

Thus far, I have yet to need to take the bag of parts to a gunsmith and tell them "Please put my firearm back together" - I confess I have been very close to that many times, but never an actual moment of "total shame".

I will keep my AR-7, but after taking it all apart, I concluded that I really should have purchased a 10/22 takedown instead. The internals of the AR-7 are a level below "crude".
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Also - Hi fiorasyndra1 - hope you don't mind our highjacking your Intro Thread - you should check back in and give us input.

What guns do you love?

Why the LGC? Are you like me? A confused far-left-of-center on social issues and middle left-of-center on fiscal? An anarchist? (We have several, and they certainly keep me honest :-) A new-socialist? A communist? A former NRA member? (I was, but I stopped enabling them in 1992.)

Tell us more ...

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Has the spammer been banned yet?
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no, not yet. no conclusive evidence of spamming yet, just an awkward first post. time will tell.

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Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:38 pm
no, not yet. no conclusive evidence of spamming yet, just an awkward first post. time will tell.
If you're right I buy the first round. If I'm right and this is a spammer, you buy first! :beer2:
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I think it was a test post for an account to be used later. I don't think this is your typical commercial spammer. I have been seeing so many "RussiaBots" the past few weeks.
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oh, i believe it's a spammer. if i didn't think so i wouldn't have pointed it out. we just haven't seen the actual spam yet. we've seen them wait a week or more. time will tell.
k9, tell me about this "russiabot" thing. anything that sets them apart? this one seems more subtle than your average SEO.

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What’s your point?

I talk to bots all day on support chats.

Some are more friendly than peeps. 😄
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i am oublio, my dog's name is arrow. i'm in the pointless forest.
i usually hang on long enough to get what i think is a real person.

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lurker wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:06 pm
oh, i believe it's a spammer. if i didn't think so i wouldn't have pointed it out. we just haven't seen the actual spam yet. we've seen them wait a week or more. time will tell.
k9, tell me about this "russiabot" thing. anything that sets them apart? this one seems more subtle than your average SEO.
I just call them RussiaBots because I cannot really know where they come from or if they are all bots. Same concept as spam, but to push political ideas. In 2016-2018, a ton of the RussiaBots were coming from this state and posing as people from Georgia, USA (not the country). I don't know why they were so interested in spreading hate and division in Georgia, but they are really swarming again. After a few hundred, you get a feel for them. However, I don't see a lot of difference between RussiaBots and commercial spammers except the spammers get blocked sooner. This is just one recent article I found:

https://www.ajc.com/news/national-govt- ... EzIQi1GtJ/

EDIT: Found one I was searching for:

Twitter Bots Favored Trump Leading Up to Election
Research suggests these automated messages came from Georgia, and flooded the internet before Election Day.

https://www.usnews.com/news/at-the-edge ... e-election
"One of the study's findings overlooked in the initial media coverage just prior to the presidential election was that a huge collection of the automated bot tweets came from just one state in the United States – the state of Georgia.

"Sophisticated bots can make credible accounts by faking profile information, and other metadata, including the geographical provenance, using techniques like GPS spoofing," wrote the USC researchers, Alessandro Bessi and Emilio Ferrara.

"We plotted the U.S. map reporting the volume of tweets generated by each state, respectively for bots and human accounts. The two maps tell significantly different stories: a very strong support from bots is evident in the Midwest and South of the United States, in particular in Georgia," they wrote. "The picture for human-generated tweets' provenance is very different, and it shows that the drivers of the conversation are the most populated states, such as California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, New York state, and Massachusetts."

In fact, if you look at the concentration of automated political social bots originating in Georgia, according to the USC study, it's considerably greater than any other state in the country."
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i am oublio, my dog's name is arrow. i'm in the pointless forest.
i usually hang on long enough to get what i think is a real person.
Everybody's got a point!
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i feel sorry for future generations. in 20 or 40 years (that's you young folks' grandchildren), nearly everything in the world will be an electronic representation. people will see the grand canyon and surf at big sur via virtual reality. no-one will be absolutely certain what is real and what is augmented. the distinction will blur.
oh, wait, death and taxes. those are real. am i not a man? if you prick me, do i not bleed?
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Existential anguish doth not become thee, Lurker. Get back to slaying spammers and trolls!
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I keep reading this thread title as "Hello Newman" (read of course, in Seinfelds voice)
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