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- What is the point of gibberish spam 4 answers
I frequent a low-traffic internet forum that has been dealing with some seemingly innocent spam bots that re-post messages from other forums.
This is an example of such a message. It was posted in a topic about documentation, but it had nothing to do with SOAP:
Where can I find the full documentation for the soap api? The Official Documentation thread doesnt offer anything in the way of selecting from multiple listings, inserting a new listing, etc... is there a wiki out there that Ive missied?
It was generic and on-topic enough for another user to consider this a legitimate message posted by a confused user.
I have noticed that:
- These bots put effort into posting relevant messages.
- These messages are legitimate posts copied from other forums.
These messages or their profiles don't contain malicious links, ads or dodgy keywords.
What are these bots trying to achieve?