Post Reply Anybody else noticed people commenting with a random code of numbers and letters?
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Ok so I've been watching a variety of different anime's on here lately and I've noticed one thing they all share in common, in the comment sections of the episodes there's always a few people posting a random assortment of letter and numbers like a code and i wondering what this is. Idk it just seems really dodgy to me and I've been reporting these comments to mods so they can deal with it.
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Posted 7/15/17 , edited 7/15/17

Rejectabear wrote:

Ok so I've been watching a variety of different anime's on here lately and I've noticed one thing they all share in common, in the comment sections of the episodes there's always a few people posting a random assortment of letter and numbers like a code and i wondering what this is. Idk it just seems really dodgy to me and I've been reporting these comments to mods so they can deal with it.


Hi,

Moving this over to site questions, but I can explain it with one response - they're posting guest pass codes. I'll admit, before I became a mod, I thought that was a good idea - I was getting guest passes as a premium member and was encouraged to share them with friends, but didn't have friends to share them with, so I was mostly posting them in comments on shows I liked (thinking that people who also liked shows I liked should get them).

But.. those codes are grabbed super fast, and then the comments sections are full of random spews of letters and numbers that aren't even useful as guest passes anymore, like you saw. That's why we encourage folks to post them to the official guest pass thread over in the anime section of the forums. Even there we get complaints when codes aren't marked as taken quick enough, but at least they're centralized.

Anyhoo, that's why the forum rules currently say not to share them in episode comments. Reporting them is the way to go for sure. Hope that helps!
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Ah thank you that makes a lotta sense , i didn't even occur to me that they could guest pass codes. Cheers for the quick reply and clearing up my confusion over this.
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