posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 06:36 PM
Originally posted by g146541
This is what i am referring to if none know what i speak of.
Now that you mention it, it's interesting that this hasn't already been put into place.
The closest thing to a rule-of-thumb to tell who is an "official" DoD disinfo agent, and who isn't, is to watch stars on posts on controversial
topics. We are all familiar with the star system and what it generally looks like. Now I will tell you what it shouldn't
look like: when
you see someone post something, and 4 minutes later it has 4 or 5 stars, and then an hour later, it still has 4 or 5 stars, and then the next day,
maybe it has one more star.
Basically I am talking about seeing someone post something, then immediately they have an amount of stars to their post that makes it stand out, and
then it remains with roughly that number over an extended period of time. The odds of this happening legitimately over and over again, are
ridiculously slim. Just think about it. And I have seen this behavior surrounding the posts of 2 or 3 different individuals on these forums in the
years I have been a member here. I've even had other people I was arguing with agree that this behavior was strange, as their own posts were getting
the same treatment and they had been paying attention to it.
This leads me to believe that someone has developed a script or some corrupt way to star their own posts multiple times in an effort to make it appear
as though what they say is a very popular opinion.
In fact I think any "interest group" with access to competent computer networking people could figure out a way to do this, and implement it.