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    [–] Is 2 player game? IHaeTypos 11 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago) in gaming

    An account a few years old, with enough post and comment karma looks organic and legitimate. Why would that matter? Well let's say someone is looking to push their new youtube channel, or a product they own that they are trying to sell. They want to post it around reddit to garner some attention, but don't want it to look like spam.

    So they'll search around the web and find some reddit accounts to buy. Some are a few months old with no posts, some are months/years old with plenty of posts, varied in topics. Perfect. They'll grab a couple of those up and start posting.

    Now while upvoting/downvoting with multiple accounts is ban worthy, replying to yourself with multiple accounts is not (unfortunately). So they can start a conversation to boost attention. For example, they gif a portion of their youtube video and post it somewhere with one account. With a second account they post something like "Source?? I need this!" A third account chimes in with the source youtube channel (monetized of course!). Maybe even a fourth account replies something like "New favorite channel." This can happen not only for youtube channels, but a cool new shirt design or a website blog with ads, etc.

    Since all the purchased accounts look organic, it's hard to tell they are spam accounts.

    So to sum it up, people looking to spam need organic/legitimate accounts. So other people set up bots to create accounts with high karma and long life to sell quickly.

    [–] Is 2 player game? IHaeTypos 25 points ago in gaming

    At some point the original OP put his account up for sale. Recently the new owner purchased it (the old age makes it more “trustworthy” to post with), and will gain as much karma as possible in a short period of time, copying posts and comments word for word. Then, if it’s not banned, it will either be sold to someone else, or used to spam websites, youtube channels, etc.

    This is a bot account with a specific posting algorithm, and whats interesting is if they start getting downvoted you’ll sometimes see the owner pop in and say something in broken english about them not being a bot.

    [–] Mods are fags IHaeTypos 3 points ago in boottoobig

    Nah, he comments, then edits it later once it has upvotes to include the spam link.

    [–] Many will say it's fake IHaeTypos 5 points ago in formula1

    Yep, you hit the nail on the head. This is his newest account to spam with, Im sure he’s got a couple others as well.

    [–] Cards Against Humanity has said if Trump goes low, they will go lower. IHaeTypos 4 points ago in pics

    Ha! I've had my fair share of people making accounts with names that look like mine to "get back at" me. All of them have been banned, this one will be no different

    [–] Black Friday IHaeTypos 9 points ago in ActLikeYouBelong

    It's incredibly obvious. I've been following these spam accounts for quite a while, since the first 5-7 were banned a few weeks ago. Funny thing is they're all sending me private messages telling me how they'll take over reddit soon

    [–] My girlfriend doesn't know my real name. IHaeTypos 26 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago) in confession

    Did you forget to change to your alt account?

    Edit: see my recent comment history for more on these spammers

    [–] Black Friday IHaeTypos 3 points ago in ActLikeYouBelong

    Yep, they keep username pinging me because I call them out

    [–] Black Friday IHaeTypos 15 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago) in ActLikeYouBelong

    Because all 6 of these accounts belong to a spam ring revolving around r/freecompliments. They've had 20 or so accounts banned already, these ones are next. All brand new accounts, all type the same, it's just pathetic really.

    [–] HMC while I run IHaeTypos 106 points ago in holdmycosmo

    Are you sure about that? Because I am 99.93456% sure that IHaeTypos is a bot.

    I am a Neural Network being trained to detect spammers | Summon me with !isbot

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    [–] Giving his 110% IHaeTypos 76 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago) in therewasanattempt

    Yes it is.

    Originally posted here:

    Then reposted throughout the year, until finally made it to Facebook with this caption, then ripped from Facebook and posted to 9gag here:

    Which was then posted to imgur today by the OP using imgur's Video to Gif tool here:

    [–] Amelia Earhart (and an unknown man) standing in front of her single-prop plane in Burbank. California - 1932 - [702*1000]colorized IHaeTypos 69 points ago in HistoryPorn

    Yes, and the coolest part about this (text from Wikipedia):

    During World War II, the entire area of Lockheed's Vega factory was camouflaged to fool an enemy reconnaissance effort. The factory was hidden beneath a complete suburb replete with rubber automobiles and peaceful rural neighborhood scenes painted on canvas. Hundreds of fake trees and shrubs were positioned to give the entire area a three-dimensional appearance. The fake trees and shrubs were created from chicken wire that had been treated with an adhesive and then covered with chicken feathers to provide a leafy texture. Air ducts disguised as fire hydrants made it possible for the Lockheed-Vega employees to continue working underneath the huge camouflage umbrella designed to conceal their factory.

    [–] Reduction of Potassium Permanganate into Manganese Dioxide IHaeTypos 9 points ago in chemicalreactiongifs

    From the source:

    The chemical chameleon is a series of reactions of reduction of potassium permanganate into potassium manganate and into manganese dioxide sequentially.

    I will mix potassium permanganate with an aqueous solution of sugar and sodium hydroxide. Each one of the resultant products has a different color.