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Moo wrote: Not sure if it was the same poster (deleted already), but repeat offender?
It continues.
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Not sure whether they're selling jewelry or Asian brides.

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http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=38873&page=0#388903

Wrong board? Check.
A post that only a bot scraping for keywords would consider relevant? Check.
Signature promoting something? Check.

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This first post from a newly-registered poster appears to be a direct copy/paste from another post in an unrelated thread.
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share a spammer's thread (it is a spam thread)
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This first post from a newly-registered poster appears to be a direct copy/paste from another post in an unrelated thread.

And this one from this one (there are no mirrors in the referenced room, so it's not a case of remarkable coincidence).
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angel10 only posted once, but he/she replied to minimike/"Minecraft98"'s "Movie Contest" thread with "good post...." which is not only irrelevant, it's also in response to something over 3 and a half years ago.

This may be just a new user (only registered yesterday, after all), but that also is a trait of a potential spambot.

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This one is about as obvious as they get.

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10-14-2014 at 03:16 AM
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Another one reposting an old post in a completely irrelevant thread...
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balo123's post supposedly about "A Day at the Beach" (though one might notice that there is no 7S1W in that hold) is a copy of noma's post about Mirror Me This.

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Has anyone yet worked out what the spammers are attempting to achieve by registering accounts solely to insert a copy of an old post into a different thread? Is there some intended payload of a URL that's getting eaten by the site's filters, maybe? Otherwise it seems rather pointless.
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Has anyone yet worked out what the spammers are attempting to achieve by registering accounts solely to insert a copy of an old post into a different thread? Is there some intended payload of a URL that's getting eaten by the site's filters, maybe? Otherwise it seems rather pointless.


My best guess is that on big forums with loads of posts each day it is very difficult to track if a post is not a duplicate of some other older content. Such posts are also less likely to be identified as outright spam, which increases the reputation of poster and thus might improve their standing in the community to the point where they can post links or keywords.

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http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=30277&page=0#390047

A copy of Erik's post.

Besides, I don't like their username. ;)

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Yikes! I had almost thought that was you there for a minute when I first read the post :)

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There's another one here:
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=2307&page=0#390482

I had a sudden happiness moment followed by sadness because I thought mattcrampy was back, but it was just a necrobumped really old post.
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Yet another.

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meh

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This post is just repeating lines from the initial post in the thread. Probably a bot.
12-02-2014 at 05:34 PM
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I've cleaned up a little - I've checked all the links on the 14th page on this thread and banned relevant users and removed posts which did not disturb the flow of a thread :).

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I think we missed this one.

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12-07-2014 at 12:13 AM
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lauragibs is another spambot guaranteed, if only because it also appeared on another (completely unrelated) forum I frequent here and it has been posting identical messages to the ones it made here.

Since I have the same username on both forums, I wonder if this particular spambot is somehow my fault...

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12-07-2014 at 05:25 PM
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i think that too
12-07-2014 at 08:42 PM
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http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=39159&page=0#391033

I vaguely remember this exact message coming up before and then people making a lot of jokes about roaches in the kitchen.
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I think we missed this one.


Is this really a spambot? Is this a copy of someone else's post?

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It is a copy of a post from Mirror me This. The hold in question doesn't even have a 7S1W.

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12-08-2014 at 08:18 AM
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Thanks, removed.

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12-08-2014 at 09:32 AM
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Another spammy McSpamowitz?

http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=39160&page=0#391068

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12-09-2014 at 02:51 AM
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Another one?
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=39164&page=0#391097

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