dev.to bots?

Ryan Westlund on January 25, 2020

I recently picked up about 30 new followers out of nowhere. At first I was super excited thinking "Whoa, I can't believe how fast I've picked up an... [Read Full]
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Hmmm...of course I don't know, but I was just followed by someone that has posted to a couple of different posts with what seems like the same message. They seem very bot like to me. I actually ran across this post because I was trying to find a place to either report a potential bot or find out about bot activity on dev.to.


Dev presents new users with some recommendations of folks to follow when they sign up. You can read more about how that works in this post:

There's also the 90-9-1 rule where 90% will lurk and read without much else, 10% will react to a post and 1% will comment


Okay, thanks for you answer :)


Nah, usually it's new sign-ups. Be users are presented with a few potential people to follow and one of the factors for appearing (I think) is recent activity.

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