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Anyone know what these spambots are about?

petergdownload

I've noticed a number of posters over the last few weeks that all follow a similar pattern but I can't figure out what the point is. They have characteristics similar to spambots but no embedded links etc. Characteristics include:

 

1) New member

2) Makes 3 or so posts

3) Posts are vaguely on point but actually not

4) no embedded links.

 

Latest example is @aniamonotgomry but there's several others (Check out his posts).

 

Just vaguely curious

 

Peter Gillespie

 

 

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Re: Anyone know what these spambots are about?

Yeldarb

Maybe someone in the admin found the tick box that stops new members from embedding links. It's been a standard anti-spam feature in most forum software for years.

Re: Anyone know what these spambots are about?

petergdownload

That makes a lot of sense.

 

Thanks

 

Peter Gillespie

Re: Anyone know what these spambots are about?

petergdownload

Proven correct @Yeldarb,

 

But unfortunately seems they figured how to turn that switch back off - hope it wasn't something I said.

 

Peter Gillespie

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Re: Anyone know what these spambots are about?

Yeldarb

Wishful thinking by me perhaps as the amount of anti-spam features on modern forums is rather extensive and not allowing links for the first couple of posts or so is just one of them. I have noticed many nonsensical posts and I think the user is just testing the waters before posting links.

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