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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Possible SPAM BOT

Perhaps related: https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/sp/218037/

some answers copy bits and pieces from previous answers in the same thread.
I wouldn't think of a bot, though, more likely someone trying to look smart?


On 27.11.2017 14:13, Ed Willink wrote:

Beware that we have a new form of intelligent SPAM. Someone/thing is seemingly trying to auto-answer our questions by cutting and pasting from related web hits.

https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=msg&th=1087159&goto=1771660&#msg_1771660 is an echo of: https://www.physio-pedia.com/Trigger_Points

https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=msg&th=1081001&goto=1772018&#msg_1772018 is an echo of: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/39406967/how-to-reduce-memory-consumption-of-ajdt

https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/mv/msg/1089284/1777212/#msg_1777212 is an echo of https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46500516/maven-throws-a-classnotfoundexception-codehaus-plexus-launcher-with-jdk-9

 ÂÂÂ Regards

 ÂÂÂ ÂÂÂ Ed Willink

On 27/11/2017 11:39, Ed Merks wrote:


We get the impression that Priya Arrora is abusing/exploiting/misusing the forum traffic in an inappropriate way. Surely https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=msg&th=1087159&goto=1771660&#msg_1771660 is totally strange. I don't know if you guys have the ability to send a direct email to see if there is a human at the other end, but at this point I would prefer that this account be blocked.


On 27.11.2017 10:58, Ed Willink wrote:

Hi Ed

This is getting wierd. ?? https://www.linkedin.com/in/priya-arrora-2b2218138/ - no dates in her profile

Her comments are too sensible for SPAM, but too disconnected for a sensible user.

I have three hypotheses:

a) She has major finger trouble/a really bad mail client and is responding to wrong threads.

b) Some AI BOT is testing its ability to communicate like a human

c) Some research team is testing our ability to handle perverse responses/an AI BOT

Not sure what to do about any of the above. Perhaps do nothing is best at least until the behaviour is clearer.

Looking at https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/sp/218050/ she comments on C++, AJDT, WTP too.

If https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=msg&th=1081001&goto=1772018&#msg_1772018 was written by a BOT, I am impressed.

Conversely https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=msg&th=1087159&goto=1771660&#msg_1771660 was surely written by a BOT. A human would have added a smilie of some sort.

ÂÂÂ Regards


On 27/11/2017 08:21, Ed Merks wrote:
Re: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException with java9 and maven See the title of this original question? It says "ClassNotFoundException", so I'm not sure why you think that suggests a null pointer, nor why before you thought it was an unknown listener? You posts seem kind of random. It would be better if you did not make unfocused posts like this.

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