Annoying a Reddit user

I’ve bought some digital goods on a suspicious subreddit. I forgot the old saying If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. I ended up with a few dollars short, the seller stopped replying and completely ignored me. But that did not stop him from selling/scamming other people. At first, I wanted to forget about it and never repeat the same mistake again. But when I saw posts from other people, complaining that they were scammed, I quickly wrote a small python script. It’s far from pretty but it gets the job done.

Clone the script with git clone https://github.com/peterkodermac/annoying-a-reddit-user.git. After an initial configuration, the script will keep an eye out on the scammer. After he posts a comment or starts a new thread, the script will comment on it. Use a VPS, a Raspberry Pi or your own computer – just put the script in cron and run it every 10 minutes or so.

That way, other users will be warned to avoid purchasing anything. I will never get my money back, but I might help others from repeating my mistake. It will also annoy the hell out of the scammer. He or she will probably register a new account sooner or later. Just update the script accordingly and you can resume harassing him.

Read the full description and how to –https://github.com/peterkodermac/annoying-a-reddit-user

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