Weird spam posts

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Offline Raicuparta

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Weird spam posts
« on: April 28, 2014, 13:18:02 »
So long ago that did not meet the standards of this site.
What's up with the weird cryptic posts that keep showing up lately? I think there was another user that made similar posts and it sort of feels like a spam bot but there's no ads or anything, I'm confused.

Even on other forums:
http://www.androidfans.com/forum/289-droid-4/62738-good.html

WHAT DOES IT MEAN??!!!

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 17:21:00 »
What's up with the weird cryptic posts that keep showing up lately? I think there was another user that made similar posts and it sort of feels like a spam bot but there's no ads or anything, I'm confused.

Even on other forums:
http://www.androidfans.com/forum/289-droid-4/62738-good.html

WHAT DOES IT MEAN??!!!

Lately there have been several messages like this. They don't have spam links even in their profile, so I have no clue what they're about. It could be that they're trying to covertly increase post count for later spamming or something.
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Re: Weird spam posts
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 04:03:24 »
They could be 'testing the waters', i.e. checking for forums with lax human moderation, then focusing their spam effort on those. Should be no threat to a low-traffic forum like ours, especially when reported quickly. :)

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Re: Weird spam posts
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 11:03:01 »
It could also be a sloppy employee forgetting or simply not understanding the tool and the purpose. So they spam with text, but forgetting the marketing data. I've even seen people mass-spam with html but because html is not allowed, it showed up as text rather than the formatted stuff.
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