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March 10, 2013, 06:56:33 PM
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I've recently noticed that the newbie section is becoming full of posts made by robots. The bots post a copy of a previous reply in order to get five posts and circumvent the newbie restrictions.

Is this allowed, or should post bot accounts be reported?


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March 10, 2013, 07:01:39 PM
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My opinion is to use that report to a moderator link.

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March 11, 2013, 02:10:36 AM
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PM me when people do this. It's difficult to notice.

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March 11, 2013, 12:58:59 PM
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Odd I was hanging out in newbie land a lot and didn't see it.  Example?

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March 11, 2013, 01:05:59 PM
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I like how the most of sleeping users who registered between 2010 and 2012 suddenly woke up when ripple give away began.

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March 11, 2013, 08:49:45 PM
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Doing a bit of research, I found that these bot accounts are being created in order to post an address in the Ripple give away thread here;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145506.msg1607392#msg1607392.


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March 11, 2013, 08:51:43 PM
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Doing a bit of research, I found that these bot accounts are being created in order to post an address in the Ripple give away thread here;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145506.msg1607392#msg1607392.
Sounds like some bot herder doesn't know how to read.

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March 11, 2013, 08:54:32 PM
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I've noticed this a lot too.

"Hi.  My name is Husband."

I also noticed the bots being used for the XRP; these bots were all created around the same dates, back in 2012, during the same week in Summer.  Someone's got a lot of XRP coming their way...talk about spreading it evenly!

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March 12, 2013, 08:02:53 PM
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Doing a bit of research, I found that these bot accounts are being created in order to post an address in the Ripple give away thread here;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=145506.msg1607392#msg1607392.
Sounds like some bot herder doesn't know how to read.

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As snapsunny noted. Someone is lazy to read as well, accounts begging for ripple were actually registered before Feb 19. Smiley

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March 14, 2013, 11:44:35 AM
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I've noticed this a lot too.

"Hi.  My name is Husband."

I also noticed the bots being used for the XRP; these bots were all created around the same dates, back in 2012, during the same week in Summer.  Someone's got a lot of XRP coming their way...talk about spreading it evenly!

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I have another theory. The purpose of these bots is not to gain XRP's but instead to make Ripple look more popular than it is. This is all part of a larger pump & dump scheme that was formulated prior to Ripples release.
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March 16, 2013, 07:37:55 AM
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My opinion is to use that report to a moderator link.

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March 17, 2013, 09:38:58 PM
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They should've given XRP only to people who not only registered before designated date, but also had some posts and were not dormant. Because they just made some spammers (who registered accounts in bulk) rich by giving out 20-30$ for each account.

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March 20, 2013, 08:43:39 PM
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Is there anyway to see if anything is being sent to the post bot addresses, like a blockchain.info but for Ripple?

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March 20, 2013, 11:31:12 PM
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I found one posting reposting previous thread replies as his own: "michail"  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=85763;sa=showPosts

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March 20, 2013, 11:44:53 PM
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I found one posting reposting previous thread replies as his own: "michail"  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=85763;sa=showPosts


If that's a bot, he recently took control of his account again and attempted to "buy" 1000 BTC in bulk via GayPal Tongue

So, not surprised.  Boost the post count (a pointless measure, really,) then attempt a scam.  Classic!  But overplayed.

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March 20, 2013, 11:51:09 PM
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I found one posting reposting previous thread replies as his own: "michail"  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=85763;sa=showPosts


Yep.. thats one. But this one is different, instead of posting in the Ripple give away thread, it created a thread of its own here;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=155575.msg1649768#msg1649768

Looks scammy, maybe the Ripple people have stopped paying to post bots, and now they have change their tactics.

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March 20, 2013, 11:57:08 PM
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I found one posting reposting previous thread replies as his own: "michail"  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=85763;sa=showPosts


If that's a bot, he recently took control of his account again and attempted to "buy" 1000 BTC in bulk via GayPal Tongue

So, not surprised.  Boost the post count (a pointless measure, really,) then attempt a scam.  Classic!  But overplayed.

I didn't see that post, do you have a link?

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March 21, 2013, 12:05:35 AM
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I found one posting reposting previous thread replies as his own: "michail"  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=85763;sa=showPosts


If that's a bot, he recently took control of his account again and attempted to "buy" 1000 BTC in bulk via GayPal Tongue

So, not surprised.  Boost the post count (a pointless measure, really,) then attempt a scam.  Classic!  But overplayed.

I didn't see that post, do you have a link?

Here you go, pal!

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152725.0

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March 21, 2013, 12:17:44 AM
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Thanks, I wounder if he's the guy with the Ripple bots? His bot posted in the same threads with the same replies as the Ripple bots have been doing.

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March 21, 2013, 07:13:58 PM
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What happens if someone steals all the founders' ripples?

Won't that destroy the system?
No. It really doesn't matter. Dollars are still useful to me even though Bill Gates owns way more of them than I do. Ripples will still pay transaction fees.

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