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    Les Paul Forum Member sonar's Avatar
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    Low post counts and embedded links?

    What's up with this?

    At first it was a single post count user asking a general question with an embedded link or links. Now the member signup might be a couple months old with a few posts, and doing the same thing.

    Is this a hack or am I missing something?

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    Re: Low post counts and embedded links?

    It worries me too, and I hope the Moderators take notice.

    And don't forget, there's always the "report post" button [below the avatar on each post].
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    Les Paul Forum Member sonar's Avatar
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    Re: Low post counts and embedded links?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    It worries me too, and I hope the Moderators take notice.

    And don't forget, there's always the "report post" button [below the avatar on each post].
    I've used it twice.

    It's a shame that suspicion is now part of the scenario. Countless times I've mentioned here and on other sites the wealth of guitar information on the LPF. Far from the biggest, but bit for bit one of the best places for guitar knowledge.

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    Re: Low post counts and embedded links?

    Quote Originally Posted by sonar View Post
    I've used it twice.

    It's a shame that suspicion is now part of the scenario. Countless times I've mentioned here and on other sites the wealth of guitar information on the LPF. Far from the biggest, but bit for bit one of the best places for guitar knowledge.
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    Les Paul Forum Member sonar's Avatar
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    Re: Low post counts and embedded links?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    If you can get past the curmudgeons!
    Ha!

    Cranky can be endearing...

    I hope.

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    Re: Low post counts and embedded links?

    I've reported a few users when I've seen it and mods have always been quick to act. Tends to be somebody will quote somebody else's post and change it a bit to contain a link, or what I saw before was it copied another post further up the thread but I guess ran it though some kind of thesaurus type software because it was like a badly translated version of the previous post. Was very weird, but it also contained a link.

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    Les Paul Forum Member sonar's Avatar
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    Re: Low post counts and embedded links?

    Happened again with the, "Why are vintage guitars considered to sound better than modern ones?" in the Vintage section. From the start I had a bad feeling about that thread.

    This time a single post user started a thread, waited for some traction, then edited his OP with a link. Obviously, I reported it.

    What's the endgame with these attempted hacks?

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    Re: Low post counts and embedded links?

    Quote Originally Posted by sonar View Post
    Happened again with the, "Why are vintage guitars considered to sound better than modern ones?" in the Vintage section. From the start I had a bad feeling about that thread.

    This time a single post user started a thread, waited for some traction, then edited his OP with a link. Obviously, I reported it.

    What's the endgame with these attempted hacks?
    He started another thread [post #2] before he edited that post. He has not responded in that second thread.
    A Mod edited the spam link.

    Still, it all seems suspicious.
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