Anonymous Posters

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  1. Diane Lane

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    When you view a thread (anywhere, not just here) with all posts from Anonymous posters, do you think the person is simply talking to and replying to him/herself? I just read one and it made me laugh, because that's how it seemed, so I thought I'd ask y'all. :);):p:D
     
  2. chevypowell

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    Loool, Yes i saw it a few times :)
     
  3. snowmanpoint88

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    Yes. I guess it's a way to increase traffic on a particular website. :)
     
  4. Susimi

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    It most probably is if you think about it.

    But what if we all one person posting? What if I/you/we've made a ton of different accounts and am posting & replying to ourselves?
     
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    Would that get picked up on the admins of the site? I use to run my own site and would see all of the IP address and ban people regularly for doing that kind of stuff. Best way to set it up is to have everyone sign in as a member just to see content and leave a message or comment. That way you can boost your own thread.
     
  6. Kyler

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    I think it does exist a lot, it could be spammers and people who are bored and don't have much to do though. It's a weird concept that they would spend their time actually doing that, that's very sad in deed, lol.
     
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    I think I just read that thread and I was laughing too! It is kind of funny and entertaining too :)
     
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  8. Brittney Stevens

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    I do believe people reply to their own posts regularly, especially on forums such as these. I used to do it in order to increase traffic on a particular website, and because I have done it, I know that there are others who are doing the exact same.
     
  9. MikeOh

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    It's really funny to see those threads. And somehow, it's pretty obvious. I don't have that much knowledge on forums but does the administrator have capabilities to see it and ban them?
     
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    OH. MY. GOD.
    Are you me? AM I you? Who are we all?

    That'd be one heck of a conspiracy though
     
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    LOL good one.
     
  12. Diane Lane

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    I can see the point in some cases, but that one thread was pretty strange, as in how did the poster know the other poster's name, when it wasn't shown, etc.

    I tweet and retweet my shop links on my various accounts, but that's pretty common on Twitter, and probably on other social media sites, as well. Most people know they're all me, and I mainly use that tactic so I can switch hashtags around and get my products seen.
     
  13. Kyler

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    Absolutely. One thing though, these people could do it for their laugh, or I'm not sure what goes on their heads!
     
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    Yes, he can check IP addresses of posters.
     
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    Crap, you know too much. I may have to kill you soon.
     
  16. Kyler

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    Lol, kill everyone you mean.
     
  17. Diane Lane

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    I sure hope the poster was intending to be humorous, because otherwise, that would be pretty scary ;):p:D.
     
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    Probably because that "anonymous" poster just badly want to discuss that certain topic, and to engage other posters, he/she keeps replying to that post.
     
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  19. Diane Lane

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    I think you're right, @dyanmarie25, it's probably the equivalent of bumping up one's own posts so they are seen, but I found it amusing.
     
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    I don't know if this is what you're talking about, but it certainly is weird. Yesterday, when I was looking at the forum, I saw that one of the posts have been replied by someone from 2056, or something like that. Someone from the future has replied to one of the threads. However, when I open the thread, the post isn't there and the name of the guy who posted it from the future, isn't clickable.
     

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