Site somewhat hijacked?Submitted by egervari on Sat, 03/31/2012 - 21:55
Hi everyone. I have a serious question.
I haven't been too active in the forums lately, although I always come to the daily paul every day to read the articles and watch the clips.
I've noticed a trend in the comments and forum posts over the last several months that sort of disturbs me, but I guess it was bound to happen, if it wasn't happening before already.
I notice a lot of new posters - like 1-12 weeks old accounts - posting the weirdest things, often replying to posts (including some of mine) that have NOTHING to do with the comment they are replying to, and often try to derail the comment, or bring up some conspiracy theory, or some other such thing.
This user is a perfect example:
Often, I see a massive flux of positive votes swing that person's way... which is weird because their post doesn't make any sense in context... and then negative votes done to the post they responded to... even when it reads perfectly normal and is quite sound logically.
Are our forums/comment threads being hijacked, and how bad is it?
I guess it was only a matter of time. It's really not surprising, but it does make me much more cautious of what I read here from newer members. If I didn't make sure to do my own due-diligence before (which wasn't that often to begin with), I will always make it a point now.