Somebody really likes me!

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  1. EugW, May 1, 2018
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    EugW macrumors 603

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    My flag icon has been lighting up like a Xmas tree today. Not that it's a bad thing, but it turns out one user has liked something like (I'm guessing) 50+ of my posts in a single thread. Hmm...

    What does this mean? I guess it means I posted way too many times in that thread. ;) (It's a 178 page thread.)

    EDIT:

    It's not a spammer. The account has been active for close to a decade, albeit with only a few posts.

    Oh and I counted. It's 90 of my posts liked!

    Here's the thread:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/waiting-for-the-2018-mbp.2048940/

    As mentioned, no spam messages, just lots of likes. Interesting. And it's not just for my posts. Lots of people are getting liked.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Can you link to the posts in questions?

    As for liking, perhaps the member agrees with you ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  3. EugW thread starter macrumors 603

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    He's not breaking any rules, I'm not sure there's much be to done. I made note of it, and we'll see how this plays out
     
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  6. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Wow. Looking at recent activity, spent 7? hours one day liking posts, previous day looks like same thing. lol. Wow. That's a lot of time to read each post and like every one.
     
  7. EugW, May 2, 2018
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    EugW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yes I know. I mentioned that above.

    Yeah, that’s a lot of work and time.

    I guess s/he’s really interested in the new MacBook Pros!
    --- Post Merged, May 2, 2018 ---
    I was just making people aware as it seems odd. S/he doesn’t seem to have been doing anything nefarious though. I did mention there is no spamming involved.

    I suppose there is the possibility of a bot but I don’t know who would bother spending time creating a bot to do this.
     
  8. lobo1978 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe somebody is testing/teaching bots to use for other purposes?
     
  9. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    I notice he doesn't have much of a post count -- something clearly has stirred his interest in this site again after many years.....
     
  10. EugW thread starter macrumors 603

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    The new quad and hex core MacBook Pros of course.

    Several new likes today!
     
  11. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    I hope the poster stays away from PRSI when spamming likes :).
     
  12. EugW thread starter macrumors 603

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    What is PSIt appears that poster has read through that entire thread now, and since then has not liked any more of my posts.

    We'll see if that poster gets a new MBP next month...

    What is PSRI?
     
  13. BigMcGuire Contributor

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