I think now that forums have moved to detecting bots better (also, not showing names on the MEMBER LIST on forums until "X" amount of posts, etc) - the people who do it need to do more.Datadog wrote:I did find it interesting how he responded appropriately to certain forum posts, talking about his favorite foods or what game he was playing right now. Maybe he was a real person doing market research? Or maybe bots just know which forum posts to look for.
Before bots would spam registration and all their links were to "XXX" sites or whatever. Now that they don't show up, they need to "fake" being real. So I think in some cases, it's real people coming onto forums (that they probably have no idea what it's about), look for appropriate forum sections, to get their post count high enough that forum owners approve them completely - and at that point, they can just do their typical spambot tactics.