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After the release of "Notepad++ v7.8.1 : Free Uyghur" Notepad++'s GitHub issues page is being flooded by trolls

Developing topic, don't see any news sources on it yet. Lots of pro-CCP troll issues being opened, as well as people starting to open issues going against the original trolls. (e.g. pro-HK protester messages)

Hacker News discussion

Notepad++ v7.8.1 : Free Uyghur announcement

Notepad++ GitHub issues page

Sample issues

7 comments

  1. [2]
    HanakoIsBestGirl
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    Wow... good on the NP++ devs for doing something. I guess they never would have expected this kind of large reaction. Here is an attempt to list the spam issues, but at the rate issues are being...

    Wow... good on the NP++ devs for doing something. I guess they never would have expected this kind of large reaction.

    Here is an attempt to list the spam issues, but at the rate issues are being made, its much shorter than it should be.

    Interestingly, there is some guy just advertising his YouTube channel by repeatedly opening issues.

    10 votes
    1. Omnicrola
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      IIRC it's just one guy who develops it?

      IIRC it's just one guy who develops it?

      3 votes
  2. ubergeek
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    This is why we cant have nice things.

    This is why we cant have nice things.

    4 votes
  3. SUD0
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    I tried visiting the links to the Notepad++ website, but the site is down right now. Must be getting a lot of traffic from these Chinese commenter troll accounts.

    I tried visiting the links to the Notepad++ website, but the site is down right now. Must be getting a lot of traffic from these Chinese commenter troll accounts.

    3 votes