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Reopen 5 - 8 y.o threads why people doing this?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by RuthSam, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. RuthSam

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    I have been lurking around various of the large forums and see more and more people reopening threads older than 5 or even 10 years! What's the point to do that?

    First I thought it was because they are just noobs and don't know better but I can see most of them are old user accounts?!
     
  2. onlineonly

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    Most of the time to spam some service in their signature or some other self gain.
     
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    A lot of spammers to be sure, but there are also plenty of people who might come to the site via search engines and post without even looking at the date.

    On social media people comment on articles without even reading them so it's safe to assume even less people examine the date of whatever they're looking at.
     
  4. Jeffersontalks

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    Just to increase post count. Most llikely the accoutnts are run by bot to mass spam and react to post by keywords with no regards to date.
     
  5. Lauriat

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    i believe when you search for something often you don't pay attention to when the thread was started.
     
  6. BotMastah

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    Yeah, could it be that they are actually interested in the thread that they post in? Not every action done online is some sinister plot designed to annoy you and other people who are for some reason bothered by the inane actions of others. It's not some grand conspiracy against you and your deep desire to see all brand new threads in your "home" section of BHW and other forums...
     
  7. MisterF

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    Some are obviously ' bought ' accounts too.
    Created 7 years ago, post count of 30, but check the posting times, 10 were within a week of account being formed, then nothing for 6 1/2 years until the account was sold then boom, suddenly starts posting again...

    Change signature, drop a link in there.
    Post ' helpful' info in threads with ' PM me for more details ' or ' add me on Skype' etc etc.
     
  8. RuthSam

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    okay I see, thanks for your replies.
     
  9. JohnCBrennan

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    some time people do use search bar and not see thread date and post in them and some time they do for promote themself or spamming.
     
  10. Winston_

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    Yeah new users hadn't paid attention to when the thread was started. Happened on me once. Then it was replied plus a surprising:"You bumped a thread x years ago?"
     
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    maybe for reviving good old memories lol?
     
  12. AstTrailerParkSupervisor

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    gonna bookmark this one and come back in a few years...
     
  13. Capo Dei Capi

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    Most of it is from bots, with people either using outdated bots or not knowing how to properly use a new one.
     
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  14. fsaffsa

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    it could also be it showed up on google?