Hey there! Recently, I stumbled across an interesting bug/bypass on the sign up page for any discourse forum. This loophole allows people to create 2 to 3 discourse accounts per minute, while using the same email address.
The limit of discourse accounts you can make per email address:
2^(number of letters/numbers before the “@” symbol minus 1)
But gmail recognizes them as the same, since it omits periods before the “@”
Using this method, I was able to create over 300 accounts in 3 days (It is pretty time consuming, though)
If a machine(s) were to be programmed to do the following method, the effects could be pretty interesting
Edit: With the alternate account creations, I liked a singular post over 300 times to make it the “top” topic on the hopscotch forum (or at least, the “top” filter thought it was. This is probably because the code is:
(Total likes)/(Total Replies)