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!BzcOsK03.w - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 19:00:56 EST jOmBVbkM No.181053
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  • Bots really do post on this board, particularly from China (they don't even bother to change their IP). Please report suspect posts that encourage odd behaviour. These posts tell to encourage users to not trust their government and to disengage with them.
  • All OPs of thread should include a link to the source of the news. The source should be a reputable and verifiable news outlet.
  • Avoid creating "general threads". New news posted in general threads can and will get lost/go unseen in a "general" thread. New threads keep the information fresh and the conversation moving forward instead of rehashing the information in the OP over and over.
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Celt !BzcOsK03.w - Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:26:13 EST HxBmlo0w No.183618 Reply
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We are now encouraging the use of Usernames and/or Tripcodes as a response to the Chinabots
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There's no finessing this: The board is being constantly assaulted by "Chinabots"; automated posts coming from Chinese IP addresses. These posts are often completely unrelated to the thread's topic and all push for the same thing: Chaos in America. They keep pushing users to feel like America is falling apart at the seams and that you the users yourselves should contribute by rebelling or something.

Now as the Corona-virus breaks out across the world, these posts are an increasing problem as they're an even bigger hindrance in this crisis. People are mistaking fake China posts for real ones, while accusing other real posts of being Chinabots.

In the midst of this. we've noticed these Chinabot posts never seem to use usernames, and certainly not tripcodes. And therein may lay a way to combat these Chinabots.

We would like to now encourage everyone who posts on /n/ to use some kind of user name and/or a tripcode in order to identify yourselves as "real" users, as opposed to fake Chinabot users. Your name can be anything, so long as it isn't in the format of the current RNG name generator which gives everyone a "Firstname Lastname" style name. Your username doesn't have to be too specific, something like "Anonymous One", "Anonymous Two", "Friendly Neighbour Anonymous" etc if you still want to keep things vague.

This isn't a complete solution to the problem but we think it would be a big hand in helping things along. At a bare minimum, it'll help the regulars here spot the other regulars and give everyone a better spot at noticing who the Chinabots are. So if you could co-operate with this plan, we'd really appreciate it and think it'll be a big help.

This post was edited by Celt on 26-03-2020 18:29:56
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Sun, 29 Mar 2020 01:27:54 EST WfnoIpIJ No.183702 Reply
chinabot also never uses >>reference links

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