Something wicked this way comes?
anthonyv 2000004B9K Comments (2) Visits (1769)
I have noticed something suspicious on the developerWorks forum.
Updates are coming from new users where:
Their posts always come in one of three flavours.
1) They create posts with comments like "Thanks for sharing". Here are some examples:
2) They may instead complain about broken links (which are NOT broken), such as these two:
3) Finally, they may kind of ask a question, but without really referring to the material they reference, such as these:
I have sent messages to the majority of these 'people', but so far they have NOT responded, nor do I expect them to.
My long term plan is to simply delete their posts and ban their user ids.
What are they up to? I don't know.
But given that none of their posts ADD anything to the DW forum, I have no fear in REMOVING them.
So I have three requests from my audience:
It could be that I have become unnecessarily paranoid, but this pattern seems to be rather strong.