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Discussion in 'Personal' started by needabreak, May 19, 2019.
He's at it on Mumsnet as well.
As I've said before, the thread spammer is either this individual or is a rival trying to trash his reputation by posting utter tripe.
What's his name on there?
JoeyBartonHansen I think.
Intern ......yep. He’s being told what to do by someone.
A method of obtaining personal data......yep
At least two of the threads are taken directly from another forum
Data harvesting interweb influencer, for who knows.
Why does it matter? Nobody is forced to click on a thread. I’m with @Duke of York in thinking they are no more nor less tiresome than the endless succession of ‘B’ threads that seem to give pleasure to so few.
Answers to popular security questions?
That was a profession that existed in the 20th century wasnt it?
Can't wait for "mother's maiden name" or "What was your first pet called?"
We had a Joey Barton on here years ago, when I was just a watcher. I've done several searches for old names but they only appear if they ever posted on Personal. I think Joey might have been an Opinion regular.
Maybe they are trying to train an Artificial intelligence bot to run FaceAche and T w atter campaigns? - Learn how "real" people respond, then teach that to their AI-bot which one day may even be able to pass the Turing Test so you'll never know if you're talking to a real human or not...
Just say "No" and ignore the threads... DNFtT...
I talk to SLT every day and have no idea if I'm talking to a real human or not.
Nope but as mentioned above even if you block him you might inadvertently click on a thread he's started... Tiresome... I tend not to do the 'B' ones anymore since the ever decreasing circles got so small there was nano tech involved in following them.
I don't think I have been hostile, I have just asked a few questions of the poster who only seems to post questions.
The threads make me think of a story by Anne Fine, called ‘A Pack of Liars’, in which a whole class of children receive extremely boring letters from pen pals who ask endless interminable questions along the lines of ‘Do you have a colour TV? Do you have a microwave oven? Do you have a computer? Do you have a dog? Do you have a burglar alarm?’
What possible reason could someone have for wanting to know such mundane minutiae of people’s lives?
I can think of one... If they know your address.
What do you mean blocked? You can add him to your ignore list.
I think my terminology was wrong. Do I mean banned? I ignore him and have done for a while, but I am uneasy about the information he may be beginning to acquire about individuals.
T&Cs have to be broken essentially. Mods won't bother, even if you complain, they just stifle the odd heated debate when the fur begins to fly.
I would say that the Mods are very quick to deal with any post which is reported as advertising.