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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Computer Education - Bots or People?

Sometimes, Jemsite will have a "new member" who replies straight down a list of threads. Are these people or are these bots? I realize this might be rather offensive if they are sincere guitarists that appreciate the JEM/UV guitars. I apologize if that is the case, but I'm willing to bet they are bots. Why do they come here and what is their purpose?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 01:42 AM
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They're spammers, they have to post x times before they can post a link. the spam post is usually removed by a mod but not always.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 11:43 AM
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I work on the basis that they are need spammers and I try to get to them before they get to 10 posts and can start to post links.

They’re getting smarter as some now don’t post anything other than a “hi” message on the first day and the software is such that we don’t always see their messages straight away and the “one touch clean and ban” button doesn’t work after a certain amount of time.

We could do with some forum upgrades to combat it maybe, but there’s not as much activity as there used to be so it might not be worth it. I’d also like to see a full list of forum vendors but I don’t have one of those either...
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I’d also like to see a full list of forum vendors but I don’t have one of those either...
That part is simple on a post. If it doesn't say Vendor below the ID, they're not. I didn't put that under mine, they did.
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