This is a quote from the book "The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies" by Cryptome.org
...r useful in maintaining their freedoms. Depending on the level of control you can obtain, you can deliberately steer a forum into defeat by censoring postings, deleting memberships, flooding, an
d or accidentally taking the forum offline. By this method the forum can be quickly killed. However it is not always in the interest to kill a forum as it can be converted into a 'honey pot' gat
hering center to collect and misdirect newcomers and from this point be completely used for your control for your agenda purposes.
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