I have recently (past few days) been much more active on CC than I have been for a while. (Work has tapered off, been bored, haha!) I have noticed a sudden abundance of inflammatory posts on many different forums. Often these posts bring up race in some way, or allude to politics, or seem to be negative about a particular college, with the poster not giving any real support for the point of view.
But what is making me turn "conspiracy theorist" is that when I notice these posters' backgrounds, they seem to have all joined CC pretty recently. In particular, there are 3 new posters who all joined on either April 5 or 6, and who seem pretty well-versed on college stuff. They have all joined in, or initiated conversations that seemed designed to elicit negative reactions. In some cases, all of their posts then seem to disappear. Really seriously dumb question here, or a dumb serious question, but has CC been invaded by T roll$ or bots? Has anyone else noticed any posters who might fit this pattern? Have any mods noticed an increase in these types of posts by brand new members, or an increase in reports of "bad behavior"?
I'm going to tag a bunch of people: @skieurope @vonlost @MaineLonghorn @Erin's Dad @sybbie719 @doschicos @happy1 @MYOS1634 @happymomof1 @intparent @wisteria100 @ucbalumnus @PurpleTitan @billcsho @jym626 @bjkmom @twoinanddone @austinmshauri
Ok, now you can laugh. :)