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Has anyone noticed this? They're all wearing starter items, just newly registered, have gibberish for usernames use the URL code even though they have nothing to link to, say nothing really discussable. I report all threads made by these users as much as possible, but it doesn't seem there will be an end to new ones being made. Is there a bot problem, or is it just a sad troll that needs to get laid?
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I assumed they were all phishing links and reported them for phishing.
A mod corrected me on that.
I don't know what's going on, but whatever it is... it looks fun.
I like it... kinda. Lifts some boredom from this place.
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There is always going to be a bot problem where there is RL profit to be made.
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Pirate Captain Sushi
I assumed they were all phishing links and reported them for phishing.
A mod corrected me on that.
I don't know what's going on, but whatever it is... it looks fun.
I like it... kinda. Lifts some boredom from this place.
They aren't phishing links? Oh dear. Oh well, I did put 'bot' in the description.
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Lidke
There is always going to be a bot problem where there is RL profit to be made.


Profit? Where? Linking to practically dead sites and porn that one time? gonk
I think they're just trying to have some kind of fun. whee
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I always report them, though I've never been brave enough to actually click the links. They're really dead-end links? 'cause the one's I've seen have a whole url when I hover over them.

I would guess that they're probably a troll, since the more recent ones tend to have threads with titles that really could be relevant discussion if they actually put the effort into it...
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I haven't seen the ones linking to nothing. I've seen a few linking to a site that gives money to linkers or something. I googled the site and it said something about making money by sitting at home. I'm not sure if they're bots.
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Pirate Captain Sushi
I assumed they were all phishing links and reported them for phishing.
A mod corrected me on that.
I don't know what's going on, but whatever it is... it looks fun.
I like it... kinda. Lifts some boredom from this place.
At least you were being pro-active.
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I came in here ready to defend my mechanical brethren. Once seeing the actual subject matter....as you were!

Haven't clicked any of the links, but I can't help but click on the threads. The titles almost look relevant most of the time.
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I've noticed a lot of baiters who try to get people to click links to online job sites. It's a normal occurrence on smaller forums, but I haven't seen it as much on Gaia until recently. I guess people are trying to get people to join these sites in a futile attempt to get cash online. Bleh. I just report and move on.
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You know what would be sweet? If one of those spammers posted in this thread with a redirect link xd

I thought they were phishing but I guess it's just advertising spam then. Someone smells desperate to have done it on Gaia lol.
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Old Man LOGAN! THERE'S BOTS RUNNING ARROUND!!

Old Man Logan: Yes,Michelle.. stare Grrr..*pulls out his fishing claws* BOTS! YOU ARE NOT GETTING AWAY!! *slashing a bunch of bots*there...

Logan,where's the bots?
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Lidke
There is always going to be a bot problem where there is RL profit to be made.

There's no profit to be made on Gaia. rofl
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Pirate Captain Sushi
I assumed they were all phishing links and reported them for phishing.
A mod corrected me on that.
I don't know what's going on, but whatever it is... it looks fun.
I like it... kinda. Lifts some boredom from this place.



          Huh, they corrected you? I've been reporting those as phishing links as well and haven't heard a word about it...but I guess I should have probably checked out the links. The one I did was actually click was a link to a scam so I just assumed the rest were.
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It happens every now and again. I'm so glad to see that the majority of them aren't being responded to. I assume everyone is reporting and moving on, which is fab.

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