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Slickone_ 1,020 117 August 1, 2016 at 09:25 AM
Are these people shilling the deal, or trying to build a post count so they don't look like spammers, or just not very good at replying (or at least not in English)?

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Are these people shilling the deal, or trying to build a post count so they don't look like spammers, or just not very good at replying (or at least not in English)?

Sometimes they are just awkward posts, sometimes they are attempts to get post counts up.


Please mod alert when you have those suspicions. Mods do look into them. Even of they can't nail down a certainty they can keep an eye on someone.

I'm not a fan of calling them out here since there are cases of what seem like post count building but may just be random posts and finger pointing can cause issues. Let the mods look into them for you please.


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Mods don't really like it when I Mod Alert these:


I was told this doesn't look suspicious at all...but how does this post have anything to do with the contest? Often times mod alerts are ignored...or they don't understand the issue.
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Mods don't really like it when I Mod Alert these:


I was told this doesn't look suspicious at all...but how does this post have anything to do with the contest? Often times mod alerts are ignored...or they don't understand the issue.
I just got through saying to not call people out publically Facepalm


I will look into that one for you.

As the mod stated it may be the members way of bumping the thread.. some just use bulb


Sometimes we can't find anything definitive and we just keep an eye on the member.
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I just got through saying to not call people out publically Facepalm

I will look into that one for you.

As the mod stated it may be the members way of bumping the thread.. some just use bulb

Sometimes we can't find anything definitive and we just keep an eye on the member.
Except that was the persons first post to our forums....first time visiting, and they are bumping 5 day old posts? That doesn't sound likely.
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Except that was the persons first post to our forums....first time visiting, and they are bumping 5 day old posts? That doesn't sound likely.
Why on Earth are you so worked up about this? What skin off your nose is it if someone posts what you perceive as "strange" posts, anyway?
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Why on Earth are you so worked up about this? What skin off your nose is it if someone posts what you perceive as "strange" posts, anyway?
Feel forums should be in habit of stopping fake accounts because of shilling...
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It seems like there's an increase in these kind of posts lately with names that are in similar styles. I'm going to start reporting them again in case they are spammers since that's what they seem like.
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Quote from Diamonique View Post :
It seems like there's an increase in these kind of posts lately with names that are in similar styles. I'm going to start reporting them again in case they are spammers since that's what they seem like.
Thanks, we appreciate when members do report them so that we can take a look.
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