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@Reecedouglas1 why do you only create threads and never respond to any?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by needabreak, May 19, 2019.

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  1. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    Unlikely
    He's at it on Mumsnet as well.
     
  2. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    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.
     
  3. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    What's his name on there?
     
  4. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    JoeyBartonHansen I think.
     
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  5. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    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
     
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  6. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Data harvesting interweb influencer, for who knows.
     
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  7. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    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.
     
  8. A_Million_Posts

    A_Million_Posts Star commenter

    Answers to popular security questions?
     
  9. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    That was a profession that existed in the 20th century wasnt it?
     
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  10. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    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.
     
  11. dleaf12

    dleaf12 Lead commenter

    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...
     
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  12. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I talk to SLT every day and have no idea if I'm talking to a real human or not.
     
  13. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    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.
     
  14. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I don't think I have been hostile, I have just asked a few questions of the poster who only seems to post questions.
     
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  15. Grandsire

    Grandsire Senior commenter

    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?
     
  16. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I can think of one... If they know your address.
     
  17. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    What do you mean blocked? You can add him to your ignore list.
     
  18. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    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.
     
  19. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    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.
     
  20. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    I would say that the Mods are very quick to deal with any post which is reported as advertising.
     
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