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October 18, 2012, 11:00:26 AM
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I thought I'd make a thread to keep track of members dumping spam posts as I come across them - they post useless and obvious "me too" one liners all over the forum immediately after joining or after a period of inactivity, solely to pump up their post count, to increase the perception of reputation or participation on the forum. Scams likely to come. If you're not a scammer, this is your "you're not adding anything useful" warning.

1. HolyScott - recent posts

2. BitcoinOxygen - recent posts - dumps spam, then starts a "pool"; also  BTCOxygen

3. josephliton - recent posts - signature spam

4. hobo66. - recent posts - Posts 100 crap posts, profile impersonating another member, then the loan request comes.

5. SimpleMan - recent posts - Lots of redundant and me too posts.



Post yours; I'll add to the first post if they are good examples of this.

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October 18, 2012, 02:57:49 PM
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For a while, I did see a flurry of Newbies posting b2b2b2b2b... images on the 21 Million Images thread, coupled with very short regular posts. The names elude me, but if I do rediscover them, I will surely let you know.

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October 18, 2012, 03:15:07 PM
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OK, sometimes only a view seconds between posts in totally different threads, that's really suspicious.

And warning of post count pumpers should really be necessary, especially for newbees.

I remember when I joined the forum, I thought anyone with more than 100 post must be a BTC God.

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October 18, 2012, 07:48:52 PM
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October 19, 2012, 10:10:51 AM
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Yep, definitely watch out - if they request a loan or anything don't trust them AT ALL.
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October 19, 2012, 12:50:31 PM
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October 19, 2012, 01:02:12 PM
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Guys, its your own responsibility to check thte history of a user you dealing with.
Postcount is no indication for a users trust, check the user posts and what they wrote, i personally explicit look for the first posts of a user and the last posts.
And beside that,my fav quote (little controverse, i know..): "past results are no indication for future performance"

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October 19, 2012, 01:19:36 PM
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Yep, definitely watch out - if they request a loan or anything don't trust them AT ALL.

I Dunno about that tradefortress guy he popped up right after iamtheone disappeared.

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November 01, 2012, 10:22:44 PM
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I thought I'd make a thread to keep track of members dumping spam posts as I come across them - they post useless and obvious "me too" one liners all over the forum immediately after joining or after a period of inactivity, solely to pump up their post count, to increase the perception of reputation or participation on the forum. Scams likely to come. If you're not a scammer, this is your "you're not adding anything useful" warning.

1. HolyScott - recent posts

2. BitcoinOxygen - recent posts

Post yours; I'll add to the first post if they are good examples of this.

I new I've read something with this user when I saw this.

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BitcoinOxygen has now opend a pool: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=120976.0;topicseen

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November 01, 2012, 11:54:53 PM
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Add heart_mons to that list: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=69537

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November 02, 2012, 04:43:57 PM
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Check user "hobo66." whose name is very similar to another user "Hobo66".  Post count pumping the fuck out of the Count to 21M thread. Now (surprise surprise!) he's requesting a loan: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=122082.0

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November 02, 2012, 07:18:21 PM
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November 02, 2012, 07:31:10 PM
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Seriously?  What did I do?  This topic is about post-count pumpers and I've done nothing of the sort.   I've never been accused of being a scammer before.  It feels bad.
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November 02, 2012, 09:14:05 PM
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Seriously?  What did I do?  This topic is about post-count pumpers and I've done nothing of the sort.   I've never been accused of being a scammer before.  It feels bad.
I see nothing wrong with your activity and won't be listing you here. The pumpers typically post a dozen posts in an hour that add nothing to the discussion threads.

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November 02, 2012, 09:45:41 PM
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Seriously?  What did I do?  This topic is about post-count pumpers and I've done nothing of the sort.   I've never been accused of being a scammer before.  It feels bad.
I see nothing wrong with your activity and won't be listing you here. The pumpers typically post a dozen posts in an hour that add nothing to the discussion threads.

Yeah, sorry heart_mons.  I think I may have jumped the gun about you.  You're definitely not a PCP'er, but your loan request timing just set off some alarms for me.  I'll edit my post out.

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November 09, 2012, 05:23:03 PM
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Useless post spam now thanks to Butterfly Labs, they have contest rules that encourage putting their signature in and spamming the forum. Added josephliton, but I could pretty much add everyone that is on their contest page.


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November 09, 2012, 09:36:31 PM
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Add this dood https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=123492.msg1326338#msg1326338

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November 09, 2012, 09:48:12 PM
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Seriously?  What did I do?  This topic is about post-count pumpers and I've done nothing of the sort.   I've never been accused of being a scammer before.  It feels bad.
I see nothing wrong with your activity and won't be listing you here. The pumpers typically post a dozen posts in an hour that add nothing to the discussion threads.

Yeah, sorry heart_mons.  I think I may have jumped the gun about you.  You're definitely not a PCP'er, but your loan request timing just set off some alarms for me.  I'll edit my post out.

Thanks.  I'm new but get confused.  I do have a good rep at bitcointrading.com  (jazzhandzer over there)
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November 14, 2012, 08:56:49 PM
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Thanks.  I'm new but get confused.  I do have a good rep at bitcointrading.com  (jazzhandzer over there)

It's always good if you can prove that somehow. Maybe register a gpg signature and publish a signed certificate there or something like that.

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December 09, 2012, 08:05:19 PM
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me too
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