Butman beat me to the punch with his recent 90Days posting, but here goes…
Things are very busy around here at the Central Hive, but I wanted to take a quick moment of your time to address a very important issue. PESTS!
There is a small minority of BzzAgents that take advantage of the BzzAgent system. Plain and simple. Fake accounts here, multiple accounts there, disingenuous BzzReports to rack up BzzPoints and so on and so forth. You’d be totally amazed (as well as a little saddened) with the garbage that people try to pull on us. I often find myself sitting here wondering how in the world people have so much free time in this pursuit. My advice? Find a fun hobby and/or take this energy and volunteer in your community. Trust me it’s much more satisfying than trying to spend your time trying to take advantage of us.
Which leads me to my main point. When people take advantage of us it affects the entire BzzAgent community. Each and every one of us! It really comes down to that. The time, effort and resources that we all spend on these individuals is time and effort that could/should be spent on improving things for hardworking honest (ie. the large majority of us) BzzAgents.
Here’s just one small example. When BzzAgent X creates multiple aliases for BzzCampaign Awesomeness Cleaner he/she/they can potentially be taking a “spot” that a legitimate BzzAgent could occupy.
So, YES, there are currently measures that we take to protect ourselves from fraudulent behavior. Additionally during the coming months we will be modifying and enhancing our fraud policies to further safeguard all of us. PESTS you have been warned!
In closing an extremely LARGE majority of BzzAgents are in this for the right reasons. They really believe (as much as I/we do) that they are part of something really special. In fact I can’t even begin to tell you the amazing stories that BzzAgents share about being so excited and thankful. It’s truly humbling!