(Written March 11, 2021)
A few hours ago, r/Coins was “raided” by spammers. These spammers posted dozens of coin memes each, flooding the sub with memes.
Although some of the posts were funny, being shown in quick succession they were altogether annoying. What made them particularly annoying was that they flooded genuine posts to r/coins.
What was the purpose of the spam?
Definitely one goal was to get people riled up. And I guess it worked because I’m here writing about it.
One user u/coincollector9199 even made a subreddit r/coins_refugees. Although intended to be a safe haven while the mess at r/Coins ensued, it was quickly found and flooded with memes.
One of the popular memes being posted was the phrase “do you know who quidward is?”
Thankfully, mods at r/Coins were quickly able to stop posts and delete all the offending spam. Thanks mods!
Some of the spammers tried to blame stamp collectors over at r/stamps for the raid, but I think they are unlikely to be the culprit. I saw r/stamps was also invaded with similar memes by the same accounts. Likely this is just an attempt to stir up drama between the subs.
(Coin collectors and stamp collectors can live in peace! Check out my article on other hobbies for coin collectors!)
One of the most confusing parts of this “raid” was the fact that some of the memes were funny and seemed to be thoughtful. I think a lot of them would be genuinely like by members of r/coins.
It just goes to show, you never know how people on the internet get their kicks.
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