The dhooooooooooooom scammer

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The dhooooooooooooom scammer

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:01 am

So does anyone have a clue what the dhoom scammer is up to?

Last Friday, new user dhoom made their first post: a nonsense comment on a three-year-old thread about 9-11:

There's probably some general privacy rules. If nothing else, it'd probably be impolite for me to call them out with their name on the forum. xD And I prefer to be polite.


Today, new user dhoom3 (but signature is just "dhoom") made THEIR first post: a repeat of two paragraphs from KD earlier in a five-year-old thread. Besides the blatant disrespect for our late judge, it made no sense.

If this were on the same account, I would assume dhoom was some scammer trying to establish a credible presence before posting spam links. But two separate accounts puzzles me.

My next guess is some spammer testing out the defenses preparatory to a wave of spam links.

Any other guesses? Hey, dhooooooooooooom, do you care to comment?
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Re: The dhooooooooooooom scammer

Postby Strycher » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:38 am

Yeah... That was weird.

Possibly they wanted people to think they were a judge? Not everyone on the internet has motives that make sense and a lot of people just enjoy attention.

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Re: The dhooooooooooooom scammer

Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:00 am

Maybe they're hoping that we'll click on the many links in their sig?

Who knows. wotf005 The Benedict Cumberbatch gif is very apt, though, Strycher. =)
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Re: The dhooooooooooooom scammer

Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:04 am

Although, actually, on second thought, maybe their evil plan is just to fill our heads with the "Doom! Doom!" line from Moria in LotR. Because that's definitely what's stuck in my head now. =P
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Re: The dhooooooooooooom scammer

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:50 am

Elen Tel'Ithil wrote:Although, actually, on second thought, maybe their evil plan is just to fill our heads with the "Doom! Doom!" line from Moria in LotR. Because that's definitely what's stuck in my head now. =P


Dhoom, Dhoom 2, and Dhoom 3 are actually Bollywood movies, and oddly enough, there is often a strong element of disguise and misdirection in them.
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Re: The dhooooooooooooom scammer

Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:15 pm

Strycher wrote:Yeah... That was weird.

Possibly they wanted people to think they were a judge? Not everyone on the internet has motives that make sense and a lot of people just enjoy attention.

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