Is This Forum Genuine?

  morddwyd 10:21 25 Nov 2011
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Forums are being manipulated

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15869683

So that's why fourm member so often plays the devil's advocate.

He's a ringer, trying to skew the debate!

  johndrew 10:25 25 Nov 2011

"So that's why fourm member so often plays the devil's advocate."

Ably supported by .......?

  Aitchbee 10:29 25 Nov 2011

I don't know about any other forums, because this is the only one, to which I contribute.

I take everyone's comments with a 'pinch of salt', and I hope my comments are treated likewise.

  morddwyd 10:51 25 Nov 2011

Marko797

Maths is not my strongest point, but my calculations would appear to indicate that you average one post a day, and I average two.

Inane they might be (but inanity is in the eye of the beholder!) but incessant?

There are much stronger contenders for "inane and incessant"!

  carver 11:08 25 Nov 2011

Please, it's beginning to look like you two are actually the same person with a split personalty disorder.

And you both start your handles with the same initial, can you please verify that you are not really bots trying to be human.

  morddwyd 11:08 25 Nov 2011

Simply divided the number of days you have been a member into the number of posts made, and did the same for myself.

Mind you, those damned decimal points do have a habit of turning up in the wrong place.

  Forum Editor 11:14 25 Nov 2011

If you're running a forum, and you know what to look for it's remarkably easy to spot fake posts. In almost eleven years of online life we have seen fakers come - and rapidly go- by the hundred.

Snide allusions to regular contributors in our forum say more about the carpers than about the people they don't like. Be warned that I will take immediate action to remove anyone who makes abusive comments or allegations about individual forum members.

  Quickbeam 11:24 25 Nov 2011

"A thread titled "Junpeng Jia, your mother asked you to go back home for dinner!" received over 300,000 replies over a two day period."

We're mere amateurs with the likes of the 'tinned tomatoes' nonsense compared to that sort of response!

  Aitchbee 12:36 25 Nov 2011

if someone paid me for the 'nonsense' I post, then, I would become sensible (money going to my head) - and that would not be me.

  anskyber 14:01 25 Nov 2011

It cannot be genuine, people are far too nice to each other for it to be real. Thank goodness it is though.

Having a good "ringmaster" helps just more than a tad.

  Aitchbee 17:57 25 Nov 2011

This great forum, I don't know any other, is like standin' in a horse-shoe bar, and everybody chuckin' in their bits of wisdom.Pint of lager, please.

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