CHMultimedia
Expert Level 5
I just saw that a certain member here has every single post and comment liked by two ghost accounts. These accounts are unused, except for following that member and liking every single post he ever published.

That seems suspicious but I don't want to point and shame to create a toxic environment. This unfortunately diminishes the point of likes here. They are meant to show approval or helpfulness, but by making this, like become meaningless. Imagine if everyone was to do that...

So would be nice if that person stops doing this, so that likes finally have a meaning again.
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Shaggyskunk1
Expert Level 5

And not only the fraudulent "likes" but even more damaging are the bogus "resolved"! Some new people might actually believe that the Troll's nonsense is something to believe!
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CHMultimedia
Expert Level 5
Yeah the green checkmark looks like that content is legitimate or worth looking at, basically puts spotlights on trolling

Can't imagine if a troll makes some post about how to add Mobile Data QS Tiles, and then makes people download and execute as administrator a batch file that wipes the computer (or System32 and SysWOW64). Add that RESOLVED checkmark and people just might believe it, with dramatic consequences.

At least, people still appear to avoid using the search function so effects may remain limited
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Corazon
Active Level 3
That's scary.
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Corazon
Active Level 3
Another thing to worry about...just what I was afraid of.
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Shaggyskunk1
Expert Level 5
Just avoid taking the advice of people who have very few posts/comments & whose oldest posts are made within the last couple of days - UNLESS corroborated by a more established member & you should be fine....
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CHMultimedia
Expert Level 5
Sorry to share such scary and uncanny information. But I felt it had to be done. Do take Shaggyskunk1's advice. It's always good to take every post from any public place with a pinch of salt and a healthy dose of reflection.
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jonesing
Active Level 6
i started this thread. When my sister gets home i'll add another like.
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CHMultimedia
Expert Level 5
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FragmentedChicken
Active Level 5
Hey CHMultimedia, I'm not sure why you're assuming that I'm responsible for this. I haven't even noticed anything until you pointed it out.

I take no satisfaction in getting "likes" in this community, and they are just as meaningless as Facebook likes or Reddit upvotes. I have better things to do than make two accounts and go through and like all of my posts and comments. What exactly would be the point in that?

You mention you don't want to shame or create a toxic environment, but making this post along with accusations without proof do exactly that. Honestly this behaviour discourages me from contributing to this forum.

One last thing, my post about the Mobile Data toggle using an app is clearly legitimate, and it has clearly never been mentioned online because I discovered it myself, and wanted to share it with people online.
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