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    Article written before the Olympic Games :) Then there was a lot of such horror in the media. All predicted a complete failure of preparation for the Olympics. Many believed, including me :) As I now understand, it was a very well-coordinated media attack on Russia, one of the first such scale. Then it was new. Although the usual media people believed little, but mass messages from "ordinary users of social networks" then believed. Judging by the massive discrepancy that happened between the claimed and the reality, these were the first attempts to actively use trolls and bots in social networks :) The Olympics as a result passed almost flawlessly. Well, the entire infrastructure built for the Olympics is used after very active. It was a useful investment of money.
     
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    Welcome to USMB. I hope you've had all of your shots.
     
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    This is not for discussion in Zone 1, which is where "Introduce Yourself" is located. I suggest starting a thread on it in the correct area.
     
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    Yes, indeed, this is better here:

    Voice of Russia

    I did not notice that this is another topic :)
     
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    Bienvenue Balancer welcome to you at the forum.

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    Sorry but there are so many posters on this forum that create these sock puppet accounts to troll here, sometimes you have to ask questions to see if a person is real or not. :)

    It's an introduction thread, are we not allowed to ask questions? Seems others weren't warned for doing so... or for many that went off-topic in this thread before I even asked the OP questions.
     
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    No warnings were given, just the suggestion that this is better suited for other areas. If you think someone is a sock, PM a mod. I assure you, Balancer is not one.
     
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    I never accused him of being one, but I asked questions to figure out or not. So it's ok to ask questions of new users in an introduction thread as long as you like the questions they ask? :dunno:
     
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    If you see something that doesn't belong in a thread, report it. If you think mods read every post and every thread on this forum, think again. What I posted was not directed at ONLY you; it was directed at you AND those that are beginning to take this thread into a political discussion. Most know better.
     
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    I asked him about the Sochi Olympics in Russia. That's not political... He mentioned his home and the new home he was buying, and I brought up the buildings in Sochi.

    I'm not going to argue with you about it. Now you've just ruined the conversation and taken the thread farther off topic. :)
     

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