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Old 2017-08-16, 01:25 AM   #8
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I saw something like this on another forum I visit. A thread is created by a new user copying and pasting old posts. Later, the copied post is edited into spam.

My best guess is that this is to get around anti-spam filters that check if new users are spambots. Copying old material ensures the content is appropriate for the forum, so it won't be blocked. Once the spambot has posted enough to not be limited by the filters for new users, it edits the spam into its approved posts.

Alleged "poems"
that don't follow a rhyme scheme
are not poetry
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