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Pinterest "Spammer" Says It Was Fake

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by MeetTheVirus, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. MeetTheVirus

    MeetTheVirus Regular Member

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    For everyone that read the article that was posted yesterday from dailydot:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...sites/423693-pinterest-spammer-tells-all.html

    He now admits it was all fake and claims he never meant for it to get this big:

    http://www.dailydot.com/news/pinterest-scammer-hoax-controversy/

    Not only do they mention BHW in the first article but they now go as deep as to mentioning meathead's post in the second article. Obviously we have eyes on us, but this website is bringing a lot of unwanted attention against black hat world. Also if you look at gimme4free's bot collection, tons of people with 0 posts are coming over wanting to buy the bot.

    Just thought I would give everyone a heads up on whats going on.
     
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  2. chad362wiley

    chad362wiley Supreme Member

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    gimme4free paypals getting fatter every minute lol
     
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  3. jamunkala

    jamunkala Regular Member

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    1. You can't defame what's already black.

    2. If you worry about the bot sellers marketing technique - I would say if bots really work, he can sell naming them mangoes or Oranges or whatever.

    Regards.
     
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  4. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    good for him!
     
  5. nYXem

    nYXem Power Member

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    WTH! I just saw the other thread and now this hehe!
    People are crazy :p
     
  6. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    I am not really surprised that there is people spreading fake info.
     
  7. ben10023

    ben10023 Regular Member

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    The dailydot dropped 'his' amazon affiliate id in there.. wonder how much traffic they get. This is all over the web though, the verge, msn, mashable, yahoo
     
  8. mafilippone

    mafilippone Newbie

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    It's all one big viral pre-sell. Let the newb bot-buyers pour in!
     
  9. eterxx

    eterxx Junior Member

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    The truth is that if that was real, none of us would have known he was making that much money. Especially given that Pinterest is very young, and the story is published while bots are appearing... common, nobody would have killed it's own cash cow
     
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    ardley216 Elite Member

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    I dabbled in Pinterest for a couple of weeks, it wasn't for me. if this was gimmie4free's work, I personally would think he is a TOTAL GENIUS! :) I can only imagine how fat his paypal is right now! :p I don't really care if pinterest gets spammed to death anyway.
     
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  11. xzzxpimpxzzx

    xzzxpimpxzzx Regular Member

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    Ya gimmes paypal account is probably definitely
    fat but his bot is awesome works perfect and he did a great job.
     
  12. virtual.indiano

    virtual.indiano Regular Member

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    With all the money he gets now he should buy a real Photoshop software. Atleast when the next time he tries to fools everyone the images will look Real :D :D :D
     
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    What bothers me the most is that that site dailydot~ generalizes BHW as a bowl full of spammers.
     
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  14. eterxx

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    The fake story is now on Tomsguide.. someone has to stop this to protect the bhw forum
     
  15. Techxan

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    That's racism....lol Just because we scale things up and we have a black theme doesn't mean we are spammer!!!
     
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  17. Fastlane

    Fastlane Registered Member

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    Dude don't worry about it. It's not like we're discussing illegal things here like how to rob a bank or stuff like that.
    At least for me this forum is mostly about thinking out of the box, sharing interesting new approaches with others and basically just doing things different than how most of the marketers/entrepreneurs are doing it. A little bit of publicity won't hurt that.

    I couldn't care less about the fact that everyone out there calls this forum a place full of spammers. It just shows that the majority of people don't understand what this website is really about.