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Fake accounts. - August 14th 2018, 10:55 AM

I think there are a few accounts on here that are not human, like they are being programmed by robots to produce human like responses that are not quite human, if that makes sense. For example, their syntax might be off or they use the wrong word or don't really reply to the original topic of the thread.

Am I the only one to notice this?
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Re: Fake accounts. - August 14th 2018, 12:46 PM

Spambots do exist. I don't quite understand how they work, but there is a type of bot that is essentially a program made to spam links on the internet. However, please remember that there are users on the site whose first language isn't English and there are other users who may struggle with it for various reasons, so we can't automatically assume who is and isn't a bot.

You're definitely not the only one to notice, though. You can always report posts that seem like spam, but just because a user doesn't have the best English doesn't necessarily mean they're a bot.

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Re: Fake accounts. - August 14th 2018, 12:50 PM

Thank you for your response, Oliver.
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Re: Fake accounts. - August 15th 2018, 01:12 AM

How would you know if it's real human or not?
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Re: Fake accounts. - August 15th 2018, 03:54 AM

Spambots often have links in their signatures that aren’t just someone’s tumblr account for example, or they only post advertising websites. Of course those are just obvious spambots, however there are accounts where it can be questionable if they are or not which in those cases you just have to wait and see what they post till you can confirm they are or aren’t.

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Re: Fake accounts. - August 15th 2018, 05:07 PM

Thank you, Raven.

I think this can be closed now. I am satisfied with Raven and Oliver's replies. Thank you.
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Re: Fake accounts. - August 15th 2018, 06:22 PM

I’m glad you got your answers! I’ve closed this!

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