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April 25, 2014, 09:36:20 PM
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=582263.0
https://pay.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/23l4ae/why_cant_we_just_keep_accelerating_in_space/

copied a topic from reddit, word-for-word. I say we ban this guy.

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April 25, 2014, 09:59:03 PM
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Another example from the same member:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=580294

http://www.reddit.com/r/DoesAnybodyElse/comments/l9s63/dae_enjoy_eating_sandwiches_with_potato_chips_in/
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April 25, 2014, 10:47:10 PM
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And another one:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=580280

http://www.reddit.com/r/harrypotter/comments/224mkm/how_has_harry_potter_infiltrated_your_daily_life/

I'd say ban him, the topics aren't even remotely interesting.

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April 25, 2014, 10:50:31 PM
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Good catch! Banned.

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April 25, 2014, 11:31:29 PM
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Looked like a bot experiment, I dont think anyone would be that boring to do it on purpose.

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April 26, 2014, 12:45:28 AM
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Looked like a bot experiment, I dont think anyone would be that boring to do it on purpose.
It's our favorite spammer who runs that scam site that purports to sell bitcoin on the cheap for PayPal. I know because he used the same space topic in /r/bitcoin to attempt to get by the spam filter.

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April 26, 2014, 06:15:12 AM
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Yeah, good catch. I was thinking probably the best way for spammers to use/abuse these copy and paste bots would be to copy entire off topic threads and replies from some other forum. It would be difficult to spot if it did happen.

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April 26, 2014, 09:14:19 AM
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Good catch mods, it's very nice to see that your on top of things. 
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April 26, 2014, 09:36:03 AM
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I don't understand how people think this (plagiarism) is going to help them, unless they're trying to boost their post count to be able to run a scam. It's just annoying and makes people distrust you.

I'm dabbling in Bitcointalk again - I won't be making trades with people. If I try to trade with you, ask for a signature from my address 171717... which I have had control of since about 2015. If I can't provide it, I might have been hacked.
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April 26, 2014, 09:44:20 AM
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I don't understand how people think this (plagiarism) is going to help them, unless they're trying to boost their post count to be able to run a scam. It's just annoying and makes people distrust you.

Well they hope no body notices for a start, but I assume it's just to be able to build up some post counts with accounts to use for whatever reason later (scams, sig deals, to sell etc).

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