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syndicalist
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Oct 7 2016 03:16

WTF is going on here?

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Oct 7 2016 03:24
no1 wrote:
when the revolution comes, spammers will be the first up against the wall

truth...

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Dec 16 2016 09:09

schnei http://libcom.org/user/1459943

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Jan 14 2020 16:13

Is Owentiffie a real person, or a spambot? Most of their posts are completely generic, substance-less one-liners, but there do seem to be exceptions.

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Jan 16 2020 23:43

Might be a friendly spambot.

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Jan 22 2020 10:00

Owentiffie's pointless one-liner postings, often on old threads they seem to have belatedly discovered, are starting to irritate me now!

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Jan 24 2020 15:38

Looks like "katyleen" on this thread is another spambot too

zugzwang
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Jan 24 2020 20:10

So I don't think Owen is a bot actually. katyleen's posts seem real too, or at least their posts are relevant somewhat and aren't just adverts or parts of other people's comments in a thread.

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Jan 24 2020 20:18
zugzwang wrote:
So I don't think Owen is a bot actually.

Them bots are smart these days though!

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Jan 24 2020 21:20
darren p wrote:
zugzwang wrote:
So I don't think Owen is a bot actually.

Them bots are smart these days though!

Well looking at the introduce yourself thread, he could be a bot-agent of "Critter Nation Cages" trying to sell us sugar glider habitats...

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Jan 24 2020 21:32

I think they are both bots, I only haven't deleted OWen's posts because I am not 100%. Sometimes they practise with bots so that once they have made a few posts without being spotted and establishing themselves they can then spam. Doesn't seem much point here, but they do it.

You also get accounts that are really old and suddenly after 7 years start spamming, this could be because they got hacked or some seriously long term spamming.

Spikymike
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Jan 29 2020 17:14

Time to expel 'Owentiffie' please!!

ZJW
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Feb 3 2020 07:30

Yes! And 'Harriettna' as well.

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Feb 4 2020 17:13

As if Jef, I have thought about deleting Owentiffle posts; pretty sure it's a bot, but not 100% (good job developers), so want to leave that decision for the admins. Given that Owentiffle hasn't posted in this thread and at leas tried to answer any of the "accusations" of its non-humanity, it is pretty telling. Most people would respond... Hopefully the account won't flood the forums with spam; so tedious to remove it all.

ZJW, can you link to Harriettna's posts?

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Feb 10 2020 07:25

Khawaga, Sorry I just saw your question today. There's one is at the bottom of an article in Chinese of all things: https://libcom.org/blog/aww-breakdown-zh . That's the only one I have ever noticed.

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Feb 10 2020 16:59

Thanks.