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25 Jan 2019 02:47 PM
STABnKILL
By: STABnKILL

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Is Sony the spam bot?

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So just my opinion of course and a theory but does anybody else feel Sony might be behind the spam in general?

 

Think about it Lithium handled spam no problem and they're a company with a fraction of the resources and money Sony has. Lithium got spammed but by real spam bots the kind you could copy and paste the spam thread title and it would show up on multiple forums on the web with the same threads... A real spam bot causing wide spread effects to many forums. Google these spam threads from PS General this is the only place they're being posted...

 

Why is it the support section is not being hit like general does? You would think anbody with a vendetta against Sony which this obviously is because it's not really advertising anything it's just nonsense would prefer to hit the support section effecting the company instead of general. Go check the rest of the forums that are support related and that Sony sends customers too and wow not full of spam! Amazing!

 

Also the solution seems so simple a child could think of it limit the allowed new threads to one a day per user... That would cut the spam down 90% right away, thus basically fixing the issue . It would be easy to see one spam thread from a user and perma ban that account by checking once a day! Needing to make a new email and PSN account would get old real fast for a unpaid spam nerd. 

 

I have thought this for a bit but it's either Sony is a complete joke of a company and I don't trust them anymore to even buy a PS5 or they're destroying general on purpose so when they shut it down nobody is left to care. I understand they clean them up but it's from 12 noon to like 3 in the afternoon then it's right back to flooded! There is no action to actually fix the situation at all obviously it's been how long this is going on?

 

Anyway just a fun thought... But on the brightside I found a new source of ****** on the official Playstation forums lol.

*The forums block the blue pill word lol oh my head* 

  • Maybe spam bot is like:Image result for southpark broken internet gif
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  • Zirod

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    Network suppirt is full of spam, except when they occasionally clear it.
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  • Right now at 9:45 on a Friday night there is no spam at all shocking... First time I have seen that in month's maybe they're covering up the Sony spam bot after reading me exposing them lol.

     

    Seriously though It just makes no sense other then they want general ruined that it look's the way it has for what 6 month's? I honestly lost track it's been going on for so long.

     

    If the loser doing the spam had to make a new account every new thread it would be over or at least a very small issue that doesn't drive people away. Anyway I am partialy joking but Sony knows what's up and them letting this go on for so long makes me very suspicious of who is doing the spam.

     

    Support is always clean when I check not saying it doesn't get hit sometimes im sure it does but obviously they're cleaning it up way more often then general which also makes me suspicious because if a mod is cleaning up there why wouldn't they spend another 5 minutes doing the same for general?

     

    General serves them no purpose... in their eyes at this point. Consoles and Vue are treated much better because they refer people to those sections to get them off the phone for free support from suckers. The community aspect means nothing to them obviously anymore.

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  • The user aka spamzilla "sharmashow" has made over 50+ threads and counting today with spam in general... Good work Sony because legit users would totally make that many threads in one day lol.

     

    See how that is one single account can wreck the forums with this system or should I say lack thereof. Good thing Sony want's general gone or they could you kow fix it with a few finger snaps.

     

    They already put in a time system of a few minutes to stop spam so how friggin easy would it be to make that time 24hrs... Very easy but you know when Sony is behind it (just my opinion) that would probably be counterproductive right?

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  • Interesting that not long after this thread, all the support forums are also being flooded with spam. Is that a clue as to who might be doing it?
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  • kisuma1 (Support MVP)

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    Nope, just more baseless theories. But as I've stated numerous times, the people that spam the forums watch the forums.

     

    It's basically like a spam call center, except it's websites instead of phones.

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  • Got it. But since STABnKILL wants to make a tongue in cheek theory, I thought I'd make a tongue in cheek accusation that it might be him,

     

    He made this thread for amu*****t. You know that, right?

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  • @Kisuma yes you have said that a number of times but the thing is that is nothing more then your personal opinion and has no factual basis. Your theory is just as baseless as mine sorry to tell you unless that is you have proof you would like to share? These spam posts are only being directed to this one website!!! It's not a call center hitting random places.

     

    The spam is nonsense it's generating zero revenue, no "spam call center" that takes the time to read these forums as in you think a real person is taking the time to read what we're saying lol would take the time to post for nothing. That would be costing them money not making them money, 

     

    I am just busting Sony's balls I have no idea who or what is going on this was just a theory for fun but you have to admit it should and could be a easy fix and they don't take any real action to fix it at all. And no deleting the spam for it just to continue is not a real action to stop it. The game plan of just every once in a while delete it and hope it fixes itself is stupid and obviously not working out very well.

     

    Sony has been defeated by basic spam? I honestly don't believe that it just makes no sense so there is more to the story but I have no idea what that is but it could be as I stated in my opinion. They clearly don't care about this place I think we can all agree with that so whether they're the bot or somebody else is and they just don't care to fix it the end game is the same. 

     

    One thing I did notice is the Vue support section is nice and clean and real Sony employees post there not MVP's. Why not have that employee who is watching that sub forum spend a few minutes cleaning the rest of the board if they care at all? They posted yesterday and the forums were flooded with spam yesterday.

     

    Bottom line is why do I have ideas how to take care of this and how did Lithium take care of it but Sony a mega company can't seem to do a damn thing about it? Think about it. Oh and spamzilla the same account is still creating new threads today how many hours and threads was that from one user lol. This place is comical

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  • Funny update just took a look at general and spamzilla aka "sharmashow" is still posting lol. They're deleting spam and not even banning the spam accounts doing it... This place is the best at being the worst.

     

    And to think a few (one) of the people here actually think they're trying to stop the spam lol.

     

     

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  • Patchex

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    I do not think it is Sony, yet I do think it might be some Ex Sony Fan boys... yet I could be very wrong... 

     

    The idea of limiting the amount of new threads is Great by the way I love it... yet more like 3-5 new threads a day would be better then one... Because sometimes I post more then one new thread a day, so 1 would not be enough for real community members I do not think... 

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  • @Patchex, it's possible it could be Ex Sony Fan Boys, maybe working from home, retired, or possibly a Mega Money lottery winner with lots of free time on their hands lol.

     

    If I'm not mistaken, I seem to recall a post when @GraphiteGB mentions something about the servers the redesigned forums are using, were of the generic type.

     

    Generic usually equates to cheap, and I'm fairly certain you've read, or heard the term, "you get what you pay for" lol.

     

     

     

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  • I don't think it's Sony who's the spam bot. Me, I think it's an ex Sony MOD or employee who had been with and worked with Sony or with this forum for years and then one day Sony gave them their 2 week notice and now we have this angry employee who knows this system and knows how to exploit it to get the results that we see now?
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  • I would imagine that would probably be an obvious choice. It wouldn't be the first time a disgruntled ex employee decided to go rogue.
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  • Patchex

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    Or a group of them... Or possibly the Litium guys for loosing such a big contract? Twice I might mention lol (Not saying it is them, yet they do have the knowlage and the means and education to do such so its not to far fetched same is true for disgruntled ex fan boys... )

     

    And yes Miss BlackMagicWoman you get what you pay for, however I have seen great things come out of generic stuff if the people using them know what they are doing and work hard at it... So I have faith that even with limited tools the team can do great things... 

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  • Anybody ever think about how many PSN id's have been used for spam? We know when you get banned from the forum that doesnt delete the account so over the years and especially in the past year we're talking so many thousand names wasted ... They don't recycle names so all those names are gone forever!

     

    Sure some are giberish but some are real words that people would probably want.

     

    More importantly and my point is they're probably counting all those fake accounts as active PSN users? Hmmmm 

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  • STABnKILL  Exactly and the sheer amount of them are spammers who are trolling, let alone spamming. They don't like it when mods do their jobs and delete their spam. They don't like being reported. They don't like it when people fight against their spam/business.
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  • Nonsense. Automated spam generators don't like or dislike anything. Someone just sets this in motion and then can just ignore it while it does it's thing.
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  • 8+ pages of pure spamage and growing after 2 day's of not one clean up... COME ON Sony the place is littered with Erectile Disfunction pill threads! Isn't the official Playstation forums rated E for everyone?

     

    This should be reported on gaming websites and videos it's kinda hilarious lol.

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  • I feel bad for people who were thiking of buying a PS but first decided to come and check up on the offical message board only to find this garbage of a site and then decided that if PS official forum looks like this? I can only imagine how bad the PS4 must be? Do you think people have done this and have we lost potential new gamers due to this? I think so!!!? This forum has turned into " The official embarrassment forum of the PS community"
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  • kisuma1 (Support MVP)

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    That's entirely possible, Foster. That's why despite the spam we should be welcoming and informing new users that, even though the place looks like a waste disposal lot, there are still good and helpful folks around the forums.

     

    I am well past seeing the spam, I know we all are, but I still try to do whatever I can to see that it gets removed. If that means making list every day and poking the Support guys to the point of annoyance (which I try not to), I'm going to do it.

     

    Yes the spam just comes right back with new accounts, but there are a number of us that report it just as fast. The obvious problem at hand is the speed at which it gets taken care of.

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  • Flagging spam is pointless and a waste of time. It also drowns reports of real issues flagged for being against the rules here.

     

    People at Sony are certainly aware of the amount of daily spam and choose to do nothing to prevent it.

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