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[–]bablarb 11 insightful - 5 fun11 insightful - 4 fun12 insightful - 5 fun -  (5 children)

Very valid point. Lots of other online forums have suffered the same treatment. The attackers usually follow the same script:

1 post something super racist

2 upvote said post to top spot

3 discredit the site by calling them out on racist post - "see this shit they upvote?"

[–]magnora7 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Yup exactly. Here are some other techniques used to destroy forums: https://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm

The more we're aware of these possibilities, the tougher it is for us to be tricked.

[–]Johnytheanarchist 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

....is anyone getting flashbacks to reddit after reading this shit!

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah it's like /r/politics in a nutshell, haha

[–]Tom_Bombadil 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good call.