posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 08:13 PM
Originally posted by Andrew E. Wiggin
reply to post by gormly
very interesting theory
I myself and a few other posters have said the same thing in the past about certain new members and their political intentions. Especially with
HOWEVER I think that those posting as Obama supporters are MCCAIN
fans. It is an attempt to make Obama supporters look foolish with poor
grammar and cheap insults. All the threads in the politics forum are mostly slams against Obama. Then a Supporter pops up making things even worse
and the OP says it's the reason they wont vote for him.
It's not a theory its a fact. It does happen and is a political tactic.
Free Republic members were notorious for those sort of ruses on various site.
Also there are sites set up (I won't give them the dignity of naming them) that do that sort of thing for fun. For example there is one site that has
its members go from forum to forum cause chaos and reporting back on the progress.
One guy would come in as the villain one would come in as the hero. That or one would come in and state something absurd and offensive and a ton of
new "lurkers" would sign up and say "I agree with him."
I had no idea this was happening in one case until one member of a forum I was a part of sent me a U2U with simply a link. When I followed it I saw a
play by play of these guys laughing at the tricks they were pulling off.
I have to say I was surprised.
They caused so much chaos that the forum changed its rules and policies thinking that it was the REAL members that were getting out of hand. I am
positive some of the "obama fans" are the furthest thing from it.
[edit on 24-6-2008 by lee anoma]