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I go on some forums, particularly some MMORPG forums and there are some people who are just spamming, flaming, getting banned and joining again and again to keep up their game.

Some make disturbing posts where nobody knows who they are. Some are impersonating a fictional character which can acquire them an instant ban but some can be recognised even by their I.P and getting flagged on StopForumSpam which prevents them accessing any forums.

It stumps me a bit why some people go on a forum, misbehave, get banned and then they keep coming back for more. What do they get out of it?
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because they have no life tbh
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Boredom, attention seeking.
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(Original post by JVM2020)
I go on some forums, particularly some MMORPG forums and there are some people who are just spamming, flaming, getting banned and joining again and again to keep up their game.

Some make disturbing posts where nobody knows who they are. Some are impersonating a fictional character which can acquire them an instant ban but some can be recognised even by their I.P and getting flagged on StopForumSpam which prevents them accessing any forums.

It stumps me a bit why some people go on a forum, misbehave, get banned and then they keep coming back for more. What do they get out of it?
Hi there.

One word: ATTENTION

(Ironically those capitals may have got yours )
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Extreme boredom.
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Hi there.

One word: ATTENTION

(Ironically those capitals may have got yours )
That I agree with yeah. But I was also assuming that some underlying issues make them join a forum where they have no interest in the focus but to mess about.

Some infamous names are on StopForumSpam.
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(Original post by TriplexA)
Hi there.

One word: ATTENTION

(Ironically those capitals may have got yours )
You have my attention. What does that stand for?
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(Original post by JVM2020)
That I agree with yeah. But I was also assuming that some underlying issues make them join a forum where they have no interest in the focus but to mess about.

Some infamous names are on StopForumSpam.
I suppose online it's much easier for people to say things that they wouldn't say in real life to someone's face due to anonymity and hiding behind a character.

In real life situations they wouldn't troll as they'd be openly labelled and known as being childish, rude or attention seeking whereas on here we can't really affect the trolls' lives other than inside the forum and online.
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You have my attention. What does that stand for?
Lol your college work does not though CLEARLY

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It stands for me becoming a troll
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Lol your college work does not though clearly


Put emphasis on “clearly” for totally necessary attention. Also, yeah, I’m working on it, slowly…
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I always assume it’s someone with some form of mental disorder. That’s why when I see the same people getting banned and making new accounts over and over again asking the same question, or asking ridiculous questions, it doesn’t bother me. I assume they just to know any better.
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Put emphasis on “clearly” for totally necessary attention. Also, yeah, I’m working on it, slowly…
Done

That's good - you'll build your way up eventually so try not to worry too much.

If you need any bio help I'll see what I can do.
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Done

That's good - you'll build your way up eventually so try not to worry too much.

If you need any bio help I'll see what I can do.
Wait, I wasn’t being serious about that. But it looks amazing! :laugh:

Yeah, that’s true. Skills develop. Even if it doesn’t seem like it right now.

Thanks
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I think Synergy posted this or something similar a while back, long story short they're mentally unhinged.
https://theconversation.com/new-rese...mselves-145931
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Wait, I wasn’t being serious about that. But it looks amazing! :laugh:

Yeah, that’s true. Skills develop. Even if it doesn’t seem like it right now.

Thanks
Lol I thought you were being serious.

That's good. Look at us derailing threads again... Summer bird would be proud

Sorry JVM2020

Good luck with your work 0ptics.
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I always assume it’s someone with some form of mental disorder. That’s why when I see the same people getting banned and making new accounts over and over again asking the same question, or asking ridiculous questions, it doesn’t bother me. I assume they just to know any better.
Maybe someone is bipolar, that they troll because they can't help themselves.
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Maybe someone is bipolar, that they troll because they can't help themselves.
I thought at one point too.. that TSR has bots or something that automatically makes repetitive threads just to keep the forums and interactions alive.
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(Original post by xobeauty)
I thought at one point too.. that TSR has bots or something that automatically makes repetitive threads just to keep the forums and interactions alive.
TSR can look into StopForumSpam, available on Google. it detects the I P address and email address of offenders to prevent them coming back.
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(Original post by ROTL94 2)
I think Synergy posted this or something similar a while back, long story short they're mentally unhinged.
https://theconversation.com/new-rese...mselves-145931
Thanks for that. It was interesting.
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