M3/M3GreatRiffs: Relentless comment spamming, artificial subscriber generation, via hundreds of dummy youtube accountsPosted: February 22, 2017
I’m sure you came across his comment from one of a few hundred youtube accounts, telling you he makes vlogs too, that he checked out your channel, then gave the video a like, or moved his channel. Unfortunately, it’s a load of crap. He never checked out your videos or channel, he never gave it a ‘like’ either.
More than likely that comment of his, quoted below, ended up in the “suspected spam” section of your comments area. It never publicly made it on your video, because well, it is in fact… Spam.
His two scripted comments:
Nice buddy, been checking out your stuff, I gave your vid here a like! You ing alright today? I do vlogs myself, if you wanna check them out, I’m trying to be pretty consistent with putting them out. They’re here: https://www.youtube.com/user/M3GreatRiffs keep up the good work!
That’s cool buddy, I gave you a like. You have some good vids, been watching for awhile. How long have you been doing the Youtube thing? I do vlogs myself, I’ve been trying to be pretty consistent. I had to move my channel, if you’d like you can check it out here:https://www.youtube.com/user/M3GreatRiffs Subscribe if you like me!
If you see any of the quoted comments above, just do a web search. You will be quite surprised by the sheer amount of accounts used (far more than what shows up) by him, and checking his channel out, he has far less views. That sums it up quite obviously.
Using deception and lies is the worst way to “gain” subscribers, and that is exactly what he is doing, along with paying for subscribers using a number of paid services, only 2-5% actually watch his videos, or just watched one and moved on.
Now for the last part: Call him out. I did so with four videos, and I haven’t seen anymore spam from him ever since. Besides that, I took it a step further to educate others who were mislead by his bots, by replying to their comments on his channel. He deleted them at first, then after I persisted (when he wasn’t online, it’s easy to tell) to reply again after he deleted them multiple times, he blocked me.
Anyways, that is all I gotta say about the guy. He won’t last, he won’t have real subscribers in the millions. He needs help, maybe a shrink. But I won’t go any further, I don’t believe in insulting him, and I shall move on.
Yup, I finally decided to replace the basket on the tricycle. It only costed a total of $13. $10 for the bin, $3 for the screws at the home depot. I then took it apart (was only tied on by one bungee cord), screwed the cookie sheet in place with the four screws and nuts (not wingnuts, luckily), with a bit of trouble getting them screwed in due to the lack of a proper sized wrench, but that didn’t stop me at all. Now, fully assembled, I then used the remaining hardware wire I originally had holding the mesh basket to it, to tie down and secure the clear storage bin. Now, I have a fully assembled basket to carry just about everything, which is supposed to last about two years before needing to be replaced due to damage, wear and tear, or rust.
It took a while to figure out the idea of it once I got to doing it. Removing the old basket took 15 minutes, including everything I added to it, even the reflectors. The lower old rusted screw holding the narrow smaller size stabiliser wasn’t easy, which resulted in breaking my screw driver’s slot tip (OH COME ON!!!!), I had to WD and then set the fucker on fire (yeah, just that one damn screw), then rapidly shoot freezing cold water at it to get any debris off it, which worked and loosened it. Once I got it off, I made sure to punch holes into the cookie sheet. Come today, I headed the Home Depot on St. Clair West and purchased the four screws, at $0.48/piece. I went to work, assembled it and now, FUCK YES, I don’t have to worry about it falling apart in those few coming months.
Side note, as soon as I took the old basket off, the bottom came completely off. Luckily I didn’t wait any longer. Damn rust and improper care before I bought the bike used. 30 years inside a damp shed is NOT what should be done!! Oh well, i’m very happy. 🙂
NOW… For the busting of the spammers. I discovered over 200 in total, linked to each other (followed back) on identica. I went to work silencing ALL of them, then posted a notice announcing it. That made me feel so good! Best of all, they were all dormant accounts! All waiting to be used again and again and again to post 500 times per second in order to flood the timelines. Now they’re all GONE. Looks like those motherFUCKERS aren’t going to be having a very good time at all making over 200 new ones, manually that is. Next time, i’ll screen record the silencing of them all and then show it to the team. Discovering large numbers of spam accounts isn’t easy you know! It’s rare for them to link hundreds. But hen that does occur, you know what must or has to be done!
Okay, i’m off to the pub to celebrate MOTHERS DAY by, you know, purchasing dinner for her, glasses of wine and tomorrow, buying her a bottle of wine. better than flowers, since they don’t last too long. Wine goes a very long way, since it’s not dranken allot at home. PEaCE OUT!!! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1