Sorry, yep - I meant an automated spamming robot type thingy.
I couldn't quite see why either they had done it either. No links in their profile or anything. Either a faulty bot, a stupid one, or maybe the forum software has stopped them from adding the bit they wanted to.
It's all part of the newest generation of "spammers", which have now gone way beyond "buy our todger pills here" with a link..... There are programmes out there that will automatically enrol on thousand of forums, and place innocuous "hello" posts - which gets them "accepted" by board admins - then you wake up one morning to find the site riddled with spam links (they're "in", they have posting rights, they use them.........)
It's a "numbers" game - it takes the spammers no time to post thousands of links -if only a tiny proportion get clicked, they make money......
There are even some that do a double-act.......... one "member" posts "where can I buy banned chemicals to put on my bees?", then the other chimes in with "go to Pestco.Inc" with a helpful link.........
I love it! If it wasn't for spam we'd never get to enjoy reading about a program called a 'fritter fryer'
Spare a thought for poor Samuel Hannah Shelton though, he had serious sexual orientation problems when at school, not helped by his parents confusion over names and now spends his/her time desperately seeking friendship amongst weird introverted groups of specialist hobbiests. It's no life really
If you were reading books on search engine optimisation as a kid I can only assume you were in the same special needs class for gifted but 'different' children as young Samuel was - and look what happened to him / her / it!