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10-25-2018 at 07:51 AM
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Surely spam. http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=43556&page=0#425806

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This user

Has made a couple of spammy posts on the most recent illumination and also on Kieran's optimising RPG thread. Whoops, dunno why I thought it was this, see Kieran's post below.

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11-12-2018 at 03:33 PM
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You mean the sticky thread in General, not my thread. Interstingly this user seems to have waited a short while after making some seemingly innocuous posts before editing in spammy links. Sneaky.

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11-12-2018 at 04:34 PM
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Geez, what is going on lately? Seems like we're getting more than usual.

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11-12-2018 at 05:58 PM
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I'm not sure if this is related to DROD RPG, or if this is off-topic promotion for another game series: Post in General about RPG Series

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Pretty much everything by that new user Varna.

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quote:
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http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=7351&page=0#427419
...How are they a spammer?

It seems like they're setting up the basics-of-basics for programming in Java, it'd be the equivalent of saying 'in order to do construction work you'll need a toolbox so I recommend this free one'. You could maybe argue it's advertising if the person weren't asking for programming basics or if Java JDKs weren't free, or you could argue that recommending specific tools is already a bit too advanced for a beginner and that it shouldn't be something to worry about until it can realistically cause issues, but saying it's spam seems like it's a bit too harsh...

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...How are they a spammer?


Because it's a copypaste answer from Quora.

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- First post
- On a 13 year old thread

That being said, this is something I'd be lenient toward, as it looks like something someone might have actually written. But I could see it going either way.
02-28-2019 at 08:12 PM
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Yeah, spambots on this forum frequently copy old posts in order to look more innocuous. Sometimes it goes unnoticed for a while if the copied post isn't blatantly on the same page.

Personally I mention the copying when I report such bots, just to minimize this kind of confusion.
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There's a guy named playas doing the exact same thing varna did. Could it be the same guy who didn't learn his lesson?

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http://forum.caravelgames.com/member.php?Action=viewprofile&username=evanagomes

This guy seems a little spammy?

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That really lewd guy again. This time going by the username of tomamate.

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And sagitarius now.

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Okay, so that guy with all the alter egos. I've gotten a few PMs from Skell where he gave me a talking-to about "feeding the trolls". Now, referencing the guy directly may make it seem like I haven't learned anything, but I'm actually trying to spread Skell's message. Trolls want a reaction, and reporting is kind of in that category. So stop reporting him.

Now, you may feel obligated to keep the forum clean, but you have to recognize the pattern. Every time the guy gets in he makes a huge scene very quickly. The moderators don't need their glasses on to find him.

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http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=38125&page=0#427933 - latest post seems spammy.

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I know I said not to report that alter-ego guy, but I don't know about the Forum's procedure for tracking PMs, so I'll just say that lenguadeplata sent a suspicious PM to me and probably others, and not say anything about my reaction other than "it was a thing that happened."

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This user is posting unrelated content in a thread, so they're almost certainly a spammer.

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http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=41132&page=0#428804

I have a useful idea that this is not a real user
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This one includes a (very poor) attempt to post a link in the form of its avatar image: http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=43861&page=0#428854
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Do we keep the Android games thread around as a spammer honeypot? Because really.

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Xindaris said: "Is booo58 a spambot? A person spamming? A person making some legit posts to get a spambot in? Just an over-energetic person?"

I would guess Yes to some combination of the first three.

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