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HI, Some avenues of joining the site auto generate usernames so you would see more of the word,word, number sequence forms of names. Most find the way to submit for new usernames via their profile pages but it's not always right away.
That doesn't mean they are spammers/shills.

You have the option to vote, if the deals are good then they float up...thumb them down enough and they never hit pop deals and thus discourages shills from trying.
We work around the clock doing our best to keep shills out, some take longer than others to ferret out.
All of that said, if we make all 3rd party amazon deals go into a separate sub forum we will miss out on some really great deals.

Then we have to ask, what about 3rd party sellers from other stores like Newegg, Walmart, etc?

If you think you see a shill/spammer please mod alert the thread/post for us.
If we can be sure we can ban right away. Even if we don't see proof right then we make note of it and we may be able to build on that and remove them sooner than if you don't MA for us.

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