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Wrong HoneyPot Recruiting

Bait for recruiters or spies
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At "SophoTech", we are in constant need of finding the right talent to work on our super-tech products.

Out of 7B+ people, we really just need to find the ~100 who are experts at atomic-layer-deposition.

Traditionally, we'd run ads all over trying to find suitable candidates. It's an expensive, slow, error-prone process.

Instead, let's just post factually inaccurate, but relevant info on public forums. Things like "I just figured out that if you add a monolayer of Sodium on a Silicon substrate, you get an instant 40% reduction in copper diffusion, and a 200% increase in titanium bonding!" Post relevant spreadsheets with sampling errors, etc.

It's an attractor to those who know better, as they must MUST correct you. And, when they do, you gain enough contact info to flatter, then reel in to your organization.

And, it's a filter to those who have no idea what you're talking about, & they just continue to talk about sports, celebs or weather instead of joining in this.

sophocles, Mar 31 2014

Relevant https://xkcd.com/386/
Someone on the Internet is Wrong [sophocles, Mar 31 2014]

Cunningham's Law http://meta.wikimed...ki/Cunningham's_Law
"the best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer." [ytk, Mar 31 2014]

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       I am trying to resist the strong urge to point out the technical errors in this post.
pocmloc, Mar 31 2014

       Trouble is your paranoid best candidate might refuse to stop hiding behind the ex-directory name "wozzdoodl3-743".   

       I suppose you could try dropping a flashing job advert into those waters, but then the moderator is going to delete you.   

       All I'm saying is that effective as this would be, it would be quite a challenge.   

       BTW what's a monolayer? Is it this new cloth they're using to dry out the pitch in Bangladesh? .. Oh yes! And also: Schade, England, alles ist vorbei! (Which is just German for, "Bad luck, chaps, for your recent crushing defeat by the admittedly daunting SA T20 cricket team, in Bangladesh. Chin up, now. Perhaps next time you will give us more of a fight before you go down.")
skoomphemph, Mar 31 2014

       Great, now I will have difficulty staying out of flame wars because it might lead to a better job...
normzone, Mar 31 2014

       So, a practical application for Cunningham's Law (link).
ytk, Mar 31 2014

       //Cunningham's Law   

       Dunno what I'd do if people replied to my wrong answers...
not_morrison_rm, Apr 01 2014

       Do you want to hire people who spend their time tibble-tabbling about on the web, delivering haughty corrections to the unenlightened ? Or do you want those nose-to-the-grindstone plowhorses!
bungston, Apr 01 2014

       //Or do you want those nose-to-the-grindstone plowhorses//   

       There aren't enough of those to go around.
Voice, Sep 16 2022


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