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August 13, 2018, 11:00:55 AM
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i have come back to bitcointalk after a long time and i was looking through topics to get updated and i noticed something strange.
there are a couple of topics that are all created by brand new accounts and then are receiving answers from other brand new accounts. all of them have only 1 post!

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4884556.0 (5x)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4884744.0 (13x)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4885368.0 (4x)

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August 13, 2018, 11:05:47 AM
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Account farming is nothing new, unfortunately.

Just report them, I just did it for you, saying this:
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I expect them to be deleted soon.

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August 13, 2018, 11:14:03 AM
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Indeed, account farming/bots that just want to increase their post count... Spamming the boards and increasing the clutter.

I've also reported them.
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August 13, 2018, 11:18:49 AM
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yeah i should have reported them. it was so funny to see all these 1 post accounts talk to each other that i forgot Cheesy

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August 13, 2018, 11:19:16 AM
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Welcome to bitcointalk. The majority of the people posting here are just bot and spammer accounts being farmed to abuse bounties. Until something changes then this will never stop. Put a merit requirement on Junior Members or preferably get rid of signatures up until Member level or even higher. These bot accounts can join a signature campaign at Junior which merely requires 30 activity that bots and spammers can get in 2-4 weeks. Good luck them ever getting ten merits to become a Member then. As long as you can farm Junior accounts by doing nothing but making 30 spam posts or copy and pastes then bots will continue to do this in their thousands. You can earn a decent living from bounties alone if you have enough Junior accounts and this just encourages the creation of many more. Make signatures a reward for those who have contributed something here. Getting ten merit isn't outrageous and should be fairly easy for even a half decent poster but spammers will get no where.

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August 13, 2018, 11:30:59 AM
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I spent some time looking for a thread dedicated to bot reporting as there is one for alts and merit abuse but couldn't find one.

There really should be one as it seems to me it would be easier for Mods to monitor that and remove those accounts as opposed to just responding to post reports.

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August 13, 2018, 11:42:53 AM
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Welcome to bitcointalk.

you meant to say welcome "back", i have been around the block hehe. thanks though.


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August 13, 2018, 11:44:31 AM
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Welcome to bitcointalk.

you meant to say welcome "back", i have been around the block hehe. thanks though.



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