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Pixworld
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24 posts

strange accounts

I've seen a bunch of accounts that are very similar. I sometimes look up good account names with the scratch url, and whenever I enter a username like “cat” “dog” “ball” “blue” I get accounts with absolutely nothing on them, except for occasionally followers. All of the accounts are, from the time of writing, 7 years and 2 months old. Hmmm….

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HarryPotter_Hamilton
Scratcher
100+ posts

strange accounts

This is actually something called ‘name-sniping’. Basically, when a new kind of social media (I know that whether or not Scratch is a form of social media is currently a very popular question, but, in this topic, by social media I mean a website or application that has different usernames that can be searched up by others) is released to the public, people will create accounts with names like ‘cat’, ‘dog’, etc., and then they will just forget about their account. The reason why people follow these accounts is so that when people look in their ‘what’s happening' section of the Scratch homepage, it will say:

<username> is following <username that was taken a long time ago>

Following these usernames is kind of like a way to prank everyone following you.

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Pixworld
Scratcher
24 posts

strange accounts

hm. That's annoying.

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Basic88
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1000+ posts

strange accounts

Pixworld wrote:

hm. That's annoying.
What makes you say that? I have a namesnipe account.

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Pixworld
Scratcher
24 posts

strange accounts

I don't see what your trying to say xd just because you have a namesnipe account doesn't mean it's not annoying they exist.

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Boomer001
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1000+ posts

strange accounts

HarryPotter_Hamilton wrote:

The reason why people follow these accounts is so that when people look in their ‘what’s happening' section of the Scratch homepage, it will say:

<username> is following <username that was taken a long time ago>

Following these usernames is kind of like a way to prank everyone following you.
Not always; I think some users just follow such accounts because they like the username.

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RegisterAccountToday
New to Scratch
3 posts

strange accounts

Pixworld wrote:

I don't see what your trying to say xd just because you have a namesnipe account doesn't mean it's not annoying they exist.
Is the name “the” or “RegisterAccountToday” annoying? It's just fun, relax
SmellyMonkey43
Scratcher
1000+ posts

strange accounts

Pixworld wrote:

hm. That's annoying.
If you don't like it then you don't have to have anything to do those those accounts. The fact that some people think their funny shouldn't effect you if you don't agree.

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Pixworld
Scratcher
24 posts

strange accounts

I said one thing and 2 people are trying to like disapprove
my argument or something. I'm not trying to disprove things or anything, it's not a problem.
stop [ noodling around]

Last edited by Pixworld (July 13, 2020 22:18:51)


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Xoffhia
Scratcher
500+ posts

strange accounts


Pixworld wrote:

I've seen a bunch of accounts that are very similar. I sometimes look up good account names with the scratch url, and whenever I enter a username like “cat” “dog” “ball” “blue” I get accounts with absolutely nothing on them, except for occasionally followers. All of the accounts are, from the time of writing, 7 years and 2 months old. Hmmm….

I think that they are bot accounts. It's like they are very old accounts with random usernames. I think a bot would type in a random thing in the username and do nothing. And what is more strange is that people comment on these accounts using @

“God promises to make something good out of the storms that bring devastation to your life.” - Romans 8:28


Heyo. My fav colour is blue.


I love Mint
choc chip ice cream.

I don't like pink.

I also love yellow.

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BearSlothCoding
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1000+ posts

strange accounts

Xoffhia wrote:

And what is more strange is that people comment on these accounts using @
Not really. People do that to find more namesnipe accounts.

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Xoffhia
Scratcher
500+ posts

strange accounts

Basic88 wrote:

Pixworld wrote:

hm. That's annoying.
What makes you say that? I have a namesnipe account.

That's a cool siggy!

“God promises to make something good out of the storms that bring devastation to your life.” - Romans 8:28


Heyo. My fav colour is blue.


I love Mint
choc chip ice cream.

I don't like pink.

I also love yellow.

Also, be moist




cheesyfriedeggs
Scratcher
1000+ posts

strange accounts

Xoffhia wrote:

Basic88 wrote:

Pixworld wrote:

hm. That's annoying.
What makes you say that? I have a namesnipe account.

That's a cool siggy!
Discuss that on their profile, not on the forums.
BearSlothCoding
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1000+ posts

strange accounts

cheesyfriedeggs wrote:

Xoffhia wrote:

Basic88 wrote:

Pixworld wrote:

hm. That's annoying.
What makes you say that? I have a namesnipe account.

That's a cool siggy!
Discuss that on their profile, not on the forums.
I could say the same to you.

Is this resolved? It seems like you got your answer and now it's just going off-topic.

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Pixworld
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24 posts

strange accounts

stop going off topic i've gotten like five random messages from you people.

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Pixworld
Scratcher
24 posts

strange accounts

not to be rude, it's just getting annoying.

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BearSlothCoding
Scratcher
1000+ posts

strange accounts

Pixworld wrote:

stop going off topic i've gotten like five random messages from you people.
Didn't you get your answer? Did we answer your question or is there something else we didn't answer?

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Basic88
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1000+ posts

strange accounts

Xoffhia wrote:

That's a cool siggy!
Please don't go offtopic in the forums, they are not a chatroom

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BearSlothCoding
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1000+ posts

strange accounts

Basic88 wrote:

Xoffhia wrote:

That's a cool siggy!
Please don't go offtopic in the forums, they are not a chatroom
This has already been discussed, it was not necessary to post that.

OP, you still haven't answered my question. Is this resolved, can this be closed now?

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dftyu
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100+ posts

strange accounts

are you talking about accounts like x__0?

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