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June 21, 2018, 12:22:41 AM
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Another very popular phrase by spammers:
What will u do with unsold tokens?

It originates here probably:

https://medium.com/@petehumiston/50-questions-to-ask-when-evaluating-an-initial-coin-offering-ico-82d130501ee0

As well as many other canned questions.

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June 21, 2018, 12:24:50 AM
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Can we not just ban certain phrases to avoid this problem? Maybe not the "What will u do with unsold tokens?" but other phrases such as the "great project" or maybe setup a bot which automatically deletes these sort of messages.

 
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June 21, 2018, 12:31:41 AM
Last edit: June 21, 2018, 12:44:20 AM by alani123
 #23

Another very popular phrase by spammers:
What will u do with unsold tokens?

It originates here probably:

https://medium.com/@petehumiston/50-questions-to-ask-when-evaluating-an-initial-coin-offering-ico-82d130501ee0

As well as many other canned questions.
Sad but true. Sad Good detective work.


I picked one of the questions in the linked article randomly and it was all over bitcointalk. Also, short tutorial for wannabe Spam-busters above.
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June 21, 2018, 11:59:42 AM
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Well, my shift of reporting starts soon, and I've just taken a quick look, and have already found several threads with the same bullshit as always. I think a general observation I've made is that threads which have "free" or "airdrop" in the title generate a lot more of these sort of replies.
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I don't want to confuse cause and correlation here, but over 50% of my unhandled reports were processed overnight after I started noting that the history of a user/bot is full of the same type of messages.

I'm definitely seeing less of the word salad spam already this morning, but more of the usual, "nice project," shitposts. At least the word salad posts elicited the occasional chuckle; this shit just makes my eyes glaze over.

For example, the last 12 pages of the RoomDao ANN thread is comprised of nothing but newbies and jr. members spamming each other, and that represents a mere 4 hours of posts!?! https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3130310.1980

In cases like this, I feel like the ANN thread itself should be nuked, just as has been done to Privcy [sic] several times.

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June 23, 2018, 11:22:28 PM
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I agree that threads with gross spam all over them should be locked, or even better outright deleted. In the event that the majority of pages consist of spam, it's highly likely that the project advertised in the OP has paid for spam-bumping.
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July 12, 2018, 07:38:25 AM
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This bounty urges people to respond to the thread with just their username, which has resulted to quite some spam bumping and is against the rules: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4613036.0

Note following two responses by the same user for the same campaign, using different usernames each time. This hints fakeness.
The campaign manager is likely utilizing some automation to bump the thread with those low quality responses.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4613036.msg42003524#msg42003524 - archive https://archive.is/bFlbv
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4613036.msg42003589#msg42003589

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