Lots of new users joining suddenly...?

Every once in awhile I’ll put the explore page on to see if there are any new users posting interesting things. When I do this I usually see a few people joining within an hour span. In the last couple of days, ever time I click it, there are literally a hundred an hour joining and with very questionable user names. Are these likely scammers? Or has Steepster just exploded with users? Go click and watch for a minute. The names are pretty funny (And look very computer generated)

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momo said

oh my god they’re totally all fake AND hilarious
kendobreath6
grapefarmer07
lizardwasher02
crook9server

and my favorite of all. peentights1

Yeah, that one made me laugh out loud. I also like cloth11pimple.

Angrboda said

I’m partial to fatherconga42 myself. :p

How does one get into lizard washing?

Angrboda said

Wordnoodle8. Teehee! These names are all word-noodles. I’m so adopting that as a real word now. Right up there with plock, brillibots, amazeballs, awesomesauce and spungle!

Wordnoodle. Awesome.

Kittenna said

LOL thank you for posting some of these! Hilarious! I needed a laugh :D

ifjuly said

ah this has given me the best laugh of the day.

how about couchdust1? that’s the alias I’m going with someday. But wordnoodle is great too. ROFL

Onionocelot734 is pretty funny. I picture some onion bulb with leopard spots.

momo said

you better believe next time I sign up for something and don’t really plan to use it, peentights1 is the username. couchdust1 is hilarious too.

oh hey wait! I wanna be peentights1! LOL

momo said

hahaha clearly the right solution is just to have as many as possible!

Wow that’s really funny. Peentights1….and lizardwasher was really good too haha

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Yeah, they all have the same template for names. They all have two words and a number. Preeeety suspicious :/

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sansnipple said

definitely automated spambots joining, prepare for a massive wave of spam soon when they figure out how to actually post.

I feel like we’re preparing for an alien invasion or something

Aureliafish, rofl. Just rofl. I live it! The spambot alien invasion. Quick everyone put your metal hats on!

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Cavocorax said

OMG. That’s horrifying. :O

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Angrboda said

I’m sending a note to Jason now.

ETA: And it’s sent. I gave an example of all these names copied directly from the explore tab at a place where there were many right after each other and asked him to keep an eye on the situation.

Good call. I guess I’ll never get to swap with poisonwork12. Sounds like such a safe person to swap with!

Kittenna said

Bahahahahahaha

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Uniquity said

The names are pretty awesome!

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Angrboda said

I had a reply from Jason. He says they’re aware of it and working on making it stop, and that it seems like they’re using Steepster as a platform to spam from rather than spamming the site itself.

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Jason admin said

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the heads up. We had noticed it and are working to shut it down because they certainly automated signups. If there’s a silver lining, they don’t seem to be attacking our site, but they’re probably using the Steepster accounts to spam out to other sites. Hoping to have it locked down soon though.

Thanks for having a great attitude about it tho. As always, you guys rock!

Thanks Jason!

The other silver lining is the enjoyment we all got reading the names!

Jason admin said

ha, true

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momo said

Oh man I had to go and see what other names it could come up with

wallrugby9
dimple9mask
ox9smash
weasel13system
flood14babies
tennistuba6
coneparent34
elbow2spear (is this better than the alternative, spear2elbow?)
codchurch0
sphynxgrape9
rayon{party|pant (personal favorite from this round)
grouse11oil
sofahate79
yardkale5

Dinosara said

My faves:

condorchef1
radishbrain20
pastrydinghy4
violashake30
grapeoboe9
turtle59sleep
roofsphinx61

momo said

pastrydinghy4 might be my new favorite

ROFL!

flood14babies? lmao

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I don’t know why I get such a kick out of this, but I do! I keep finding myself laughing when I read them. Easily amused I guess!

momo said

oh me too, I had to make sure to post them to facebook too because I have a friend that uses cone in his usual usernames, so I had to make sure coneparent was seen!

I have to ask myself why I keep coming back to this thread, knowing I can’t help laughing at random. I did a major ab workout day before yesterday and I’m feeling it today. It hurts so bad to laugh! gah!! I’m not crying from laughter, it’s the pain! and I keep coming back for more. . . what is wrong with me?? don’t make me laugh you guys!

oh, it doesn’t matter, damage is done. Im going to randomly laugh about this during dinner later too, and no one will know that half of the drama is my pain, but I’ll be making quite a scene.

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