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Old 1 Dec 2020, 01:57 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by TenFour View Post
What do spammers gain by asking oddball questions like that in a forum like this?
They gain (in their minds) credibility. They post several dozens of "legit postings, wait some time, and hope that when they spam, they will be treated leniently as a long time posters.
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Old 1 Dec 2020, 06:26 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by SideshowBob View Post
.. I seldom use the same username in two places.
I agree. Since a username is half the 'process', it is very important not to use the same one all over the place. However, I use the same one in too many of the same places, even though I know I shouldn't. I guess since I use strong passwords, and even 'passphrases' sometimes, I somewhat lack in this procedure. I do have a different username for logging into a few places, like my bank and other places important places like that. In the 100+ places I have to log into though I have the same username. I should change them where I can, and have for quite a few hundred years intended to. Maybe that'll be a good New Year resolution.. I quit smoking a bit over six years ago, maybe this would make me sleep even better.

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Old 1 Dec 2020, 10:25 AM   #18
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I wonder if the OP is sittin back laughing seeing us carrying on like this
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Old 2 Dec 2020, 01:48 AM   #19
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Potentially tied to the person saying "Login denied, contact support" then going on and saying they've already contacted their lawyers?
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