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    Trolls
    Just a quick head's up:

    We've seen a number of trolls join up just recently. It seems that there is a semi-coordinated effort from another forum, judging by the link-backs I'm seeing.

    If you see a troll, please don't engage them. Just report the post (using the "!" button next to the post) and we'll bounce them out of here very quickly and remove any posts.

    Thanks in advance for your assistance in helping to keep the forum clean.
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    Just curious
    Any idea why they are doing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    Any idea why they are doing this?
    When you were 15 and you wanted to show your friends that you were cool, what kinds of things did you do?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    When you were 15 and you wanted to show your friends that you were cool, what kinds of things did you do?
    Honestly, I'm blessed to have survived being 15 because of just that.

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    Thanks for the heads up cwa Have been doing just that. It seems they like to hit us around 5pm AEST ... One yesterday was a little sneakier, going back aways in a thread, then copy and pasting a very old post, so looked like he was making a contribution to the conversation. But the dodgy links gave him away ....
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    Yeah, I've noticed that and even had a feeling they might be connected somehow. Good to know I'm not being paranoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    When you were 15 and you wanted to show your friends that you were cool, what kinds of things did you do?
    Good one!
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    Yeah, spotted a few too. Reported as always. Irritating teens eh!
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    It's when we get the three billy goats gruff in addition to the trolls here in M-F that I'll start to worry . Stand by for advisories.
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    Not all trolls are teens. And they're not just here in this forum. The MS sponsored Windows forums which get around 1000 or so posts a day are inundated with trolls.

    There's so many "hooks" out, it reminds me of the bass fishing contests we have here in Texas.

    Regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Not all trolls are teens. And they're not just here in this forum. The MS sponsored Windows forums which get around 1000 or so posts a day are inundated with trolls.
    Yeah, but I do that just for fun....


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    I wonder what ever happened to Guy Under The Bridge (GUTB) from Anandtech Forums? The most perfect handle for a Troll ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    I wonder what ever happened to Guy Under The Bridge (GUTB) from Anandtech Forums?
    Microsoft hired him to be an Open Source evangelist.

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