I have to admit, now that the boards are googleable, whenever I read a thread asking about a certain product or service, or complaining about some defect, and a previously unknown name with a recent register date pops up to defend that product or service, I tend to think “shill”.
I’d guess most of you would think the same. But what do you do after? Do you give in to the urge to look up their posting history to see if they really are a shill or simply a fanboy? Do you report that person to the mods?
For me, it’s a bit too much trouble to do all that research, so I don’t bother. But I wonder, how many of us do?