I don't ever come to this sub but I just saw that post and instantly came here. This one was far too obvious. I've seen a lot of this company recently on social media.
I love listening to Audible.com books on tape while I shave and save with Dollar Shave Club. ding-dong What's that? Why it's my delivery from Shari's Berries, right to my door. I'll enjoy fresh fruit while updating my resume on ZipRecruiter and browsing my webpage, customized to fit my style with the help of SquaredSpace.
Pretty sure they have, at one time or another, sponsored every podcast in existence
As you're doing all that while you cook your fresh, easy to follow Blue Apron meal for dinner
Trailer got "leaked" Trailer gets released and this TIL (which im prety sure is a repost)
I'm sure people love DeadPool (Liked it myself) but this is more of a coincidence
Reddit For Sale: How We Bought The Top Spot For $200
And redditors still call /sub/hailcorporate a bunch of conspiracy loons.
This should have been obvious to anyone who has used this site for more than a month.
This is one of the top all-time posts on Reddit, which is how I re-found it myself. There's no way it wasn't viewed at least once a day, forget 6 months (which is the deletion time cap).
It's pretty blatant advertising. It's a pretty new service by Amazon and where would be the best place to promote it? Well /sub/funny of course. At least the post contains a 'joke'.
The lighting is on spot. The bags aren't crinkled at all, you see the carefully positioned time frame of delivery, because it's pretty quick, you know? And the logo is perfectly visible.
Also the flour is delivered in all varieties, because Amazon has them all :').
At least the tenth top level comment calls OP out, where OP defends herself.
Oh and OP got gold for defending herself because it's so random and funny xD.
Sue Sullivan, the Hot Sauce lady, is a Shill.
In-depth, but if you don't feel like it, skip to the bottom, where there is a summary.
Section 1: Let's start by her :
The bottom one, where there is a dog, the hamburger one, and the tacos, appear to be the only genuine ones, lets take a closer look: http://i.imgur.com/WAk95EC.jpg
The dog one. on /sub/Aww. This is too blatant. But nothing in the comments.
Next one's the hamburger one. on /sub/Pics The sauce is clearly in the picture, but in use, not too blatant. And guess where else it is? YES, The comments. Look at this. She is POSTING LINKS to her sauce in /sub/food, and every three words she says she's using her "dry rub chipotle sauce". Yuck.
The tacos post is clean. In fact, it's the only Non advertising she's done out of 11 submissions!
Section 2: Submissions on /sub/recipes
Firsly, let's start with the "Give Away of 1,000 sauces or rubs" Pretty simple, yet unnecessary post. Obviously advertising.
The interesting part of this post is: Look at the top comment Picture in case he deleted his comment A convenient Kickstarter page for donations! $8,000 out of $5,000 pledged. THIS IS THE TOP COMMENT, Remember the user, /u/dbcitizen .
Her second, and last, post to /sub/Recipes. Pretty blatantly shilling, anyway, that's linear, so there is nothing to comment on.
Section 3: Blatantly shilling posts to random subreddits. And twice to /sub/pics, because the first time didn't get enough attention.
For her post on /sub/nashville . Guess who is in the comments? /u/dbcitizen /u/dbcitizen commented Within the hour that the sauce lady posted that. He commented protecting her, from someone who was calling her out.](http://i.imgur.com/HNJPyFg.png) WITHIN THE HOUR THAT SHE POSTED THIS, THE SAME PERSON WHO HAD COMMENTED IN HER PREVIOUS POST, COMMENTS ON THIS POST PROTECTING HER. Suspicious enough
Completely unnecessary submission to /sub/pics Where she advertises BLATANTLY her product, and tells a phony story, in order for it to not get deleted byh the mods for advertising. Said post only got 200 Upvotes, so she changed something, and posted a new one, with the same exact content. The second one reached /sub/all #1. And god 6,600 upvotes. Even though no one cared about her first post. Maybe vote manipulation.
And a post in /sub/enterpreneur where she "helped people". Guess who was PROTECTING HER AGAIN IN THESE COMMENTS? /u/DBCITIZEN OUT FRIEND! And obviously, the person calling her out got -5 Karma, while /u/Dbcitizen got 8 Points! Woah, vote manipulation much?
All of the posts I went through with you guys, up to now, were ALL submitted in the same month!
Section 4: CONCLUSION. SKIP TO HERE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ EVERYTHING Vote Manipulation. /u/Dbcitizen is her second account.
With all said and done. The user /u/Dbcitizen commented on All of her posts, obviously protecting her. And her shilling is pretty blatant. Considering she used /u/dbcitizen as an alt account to comment, she Most likely upvoted too. If she's done it with one account, what would impede her of using, say, five accounts? In fact, I believe she was using MORE than five accounts, every comment calling her out in her AmA were downvoted to -15!!! There is probably MUCH MORE things dirty about her, but I spent 1:30 hours writing this, and looking at numerous profiles.
TL;DR: /u/thehotsqueeze was using at least One other account, /u/Dbcitizen in order to vote manipulate and shill. Inclusively telling people to donate more to her kickstarter so that they can get free hot sauce.
This breaks numerouys reddit rules. And that can get both of them, plus their alternative accounts, banned.
I have contacted reddit's admins in order to assure a ban for these shills.
Sorry for any spelling/grammar mistakes. I just woke up, and did not revise this.I encourage everyone to also report her to the admins. By using /u/dbcitizen as a vote manipulating account. Paging: /u/thehotsqueeze
In all seriousness, I posted in that thread yesterday calling the poster out on their shit and managed to get some upvotes though it was clear that there was a concerted effort to try and bury any negative posts. I'd like to think that AMA could be a really useful subreddit but at least half of the people posting their are coming with an agenda (usually self-promotion). Both the mods and admins seem to be entirely onboard with that as well.
Edit: Apparently I was banned from /sub/hailcorporate for "cussing" in this post. Big shout out to mod /u/cojoco!