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But they only ever post jokes in the 'foo' section. That's it. No participation in any of the industry conversations, nothing. Just cut and paste jokes. And it is a person not a bot because someone called them out at one point and they did respond (but very vaguely).
I'm not even sure the poster is even in my industry.
Any thoughts on what's going on with this poster? I feel like there's a small possibility I'm being played, but I don't see how.
The ip address and timestamps could give you an indication of where that user is visiting from (geo region, home/work).
It all depends on how much time you want to spend on it :) If the posts are just "borderline" I'd probably ignore the issue.
At one point, I tried running every new post here by a new user through copyleft. We wanted to find people that were posting the same q's in a whole bunch of forums.
Other possibilities include setting you up for edits to signatures or posts if you allow them and the foo section is indexed by bots. The poster disappears for a while letting his posts get buried and comes back to edit them or the signature.