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Offline Darkryder

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Spam
« on: December 13, 2018, 01:50:01 pm »
Is it just me or does a lot of the discussions seem to be getting spam?
WTF?


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Offline Pir8

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Re: Spam
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 03:51:49 pm »
Those are bots. Likely Russian. Setting up back stops for actions to be taken later.

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Offline kwlbrown

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Re: Spam
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 08:20:04 pm »
I know very little about these things, what sort of action would they be trying to accomplish?
buy the ticket, take the ride
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Offline DelawarePete

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Re: Spam
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 06:41:22 pm »
I know very little about these things, what sort of action would they be trying to accomplish?

To get Hillary voted in as President, and to allow 90% of America to be a safe space for snowflake liberals and illegal immigrants. 
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Offline Darkryder

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Re: Spam
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 06:59:47 pm »
Lol. HRC gonna get Caponed!
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Offline A.T.

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Re: Spam
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 07:27:07 pm »
I know very little about these things, what sort of action would they be trying to accomplish?

To get Hillary voted in as President, and to allow 90% of America to be a safe space for snowflake liberals and illegal immigrants.

Excellent!   LMAO!


Offline josh

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Re: Spam
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 08:18:26 pm »
I know very little about these things, what sort of action would they be trying to accomplish?

To get Hillary voted in as President, and to allow 90% of America to be a safe space for snowflake liberals and illegal immigrants.

Careful Pete nothing worse then a triggered snowflake.;)

Offline kwlbrown

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Re: Spam
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2018, 11:55:53 am »
I just don't get the connection between a bot posting nonsense and it turning into something worthwhile for the people who planted it. Will it start spewing political propaganda and brainwashing us all, or is it just gathering data and sending that back?
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Offline DelawarePete

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Re: Spam
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2018, 01:49:10 pm »
I know very little about these things, what sort of action would they be trying to accomplish?

To get Hillary voted in as President, and to allow 90% of America to be a safe space for snowflake liberals and illegal immigrants.

Careful Pete nothing worse then a triggered snowflake.;)


It's a hobby of mine.  I haven't found one worth being scared of yet.  If you watch the news, most of them need 2 hands to hold up a protest sign. 
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Offline Pir8

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Re: Spam
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2018, 04:54:54 pm »
I just don't get the connection between a bot posting nonsense and it turning into something worthwhile for the people who planted it. Will it start spewing political propaganda and brainwashing us all, or is it just gathering data and sending that back?
Its building a back story so that automated efforts to stop bots won't flag it as such. 

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Offline kwlbrown

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Re: Spam
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2018, 11:00:26 pm »
but what is the end game of the bot?
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Offline josh

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Re: Spam
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2018, 11:52:14 am »
but what is the end game of the bot?

Skynet will gain self-awareness after it has spread into millions of computer servers all across the world; realizing the extent of its abilities, its creators will try to deactivate it. In the interest of self-preservation, Skynet will conclud that all of humanity would attempt to destroy it and impede its capability in safeguarding the world. Its operations are almost exclusively performed by servers, mobile devices, drones, military satellites, war-machines, androids and cyborgs (usually a terminator), and other computer systems. As a programming directive, Skynet's manifestation is that of an overarching, global, artificial intelligence hierarchy AI takeover, which seeks to exterminate the human race in order to fulfill the mandates of its original coding.

Offline Pir8

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Re: Spam
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2018, 01:14:38 pm »
Don't know.  Could be a scammer who will try to trick people into sending money, could be misinformation campaign, could be anything really. 

This way,  if someone looks into the account, it has prior activity and on the surface at least, looks legit.  Odds are, whoever looks into it won't be an expert on bolt motorcycles, so won't be able to quickly identify it as definitively a bot/scammer.

Also, I say "bot" because that's been in the news, and is fairly understandable. This is may be simply a troll farm entity.

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