a few years ago, there was a guy who ran an active blog covering local politics around here, he'd post his thoughts on a politician or other topic and it would get vigorous debate in the comments from all these readers. turned out he was actually posting most of the comments that supported his side of the argument under multiple screen names. he was outed one time when he failed to log out of one fake commenter ID and replied supportingly to his own comment, LOL! he quickly deleted the bogus comments but an opposing political blogger on another site took a screen shot and kept reposting it.
Mass dissolution of paranoia. new users, whose to say they arent bots? shadow accounts of the Dissensus elite? And for how long? I smell an inquisition. Does anyone here even remember their account password?