Fake Post

Breton Rafael [redcrested.net] 1 year ago

Fake Post

Allow the Admin to create and schedule posts. Also, Admin can send fake posts between users.

To generate many fake users as you want, install the Fake Users component. If you create fake users manually, set @example.org as the mail domain or change param.php to the desired mail domain.

It's mandatory to add a cron job on your server in order to process the scheduled posts.


  • Post with customized text
  • Post with image and text
  • Posts with image only
  • Posts with link
  • Posts with link and text
  • Each fake post is sent only 1 time into the timeline
  • Posts scheduled to be sent in the future date and time
  • If the fake post failed to be sent into the wall, the Admin can see, fix and reschedule
  • In the param.php file, the admin can:

    • Set the domain name to select the post author fake users. Default value is 'example.org'
    • Set the number of fake posts that will be sent to the newsfeed on each cron run. Default value is 1
    • Allow the fake users to post in real users timeline. Default value is false

How to buy

I am selling this component for US$30.00 through the Buy me a coffee website. To purchase, visit https://www.buymeacoffee.com/redcrested/e/139991 or click on button


The component was tested in free version of OSSN 6.4 and 7.0, in the GoBlue theme. Maybe some adjustments are required in older versions and/or other themes.


  • 1.2

    • Added support to text with break lines
  • 1.1

    • Added new item in param.php to allow or not fake users to post in real users timeline
  • 1.0

    • Initial version


Send email to [email protected].


Go to Red Crested License to read the last version of our terms.

German Michael Z├╝lsdorff Replied 1 year ago

I believe this is really the first time a component has raised ethical concerns. Maybe it makes sense to take a look into the past... As it all started 8 years ago with Arsalan's Fake Users component ( https://www.opensource-socialnetwork.org/component/view/254/fakeusers ).

If I remember correctly, his main intention was to test the scalability of Ossn, though. Because there's always something to optimize, and some issues are often only noticed under higher load.

The next was me jumping on the train a year later with Fake Postings https://www.opensource-socialnetwork.org/component/view/1993/fake-postings ).

And that was - as you can already guess from the description - more of a fun project. At that time I was an absolute Ossn newcomer and just wanted to try out how things work - without any frills. In fact, unlike many others, I never embellished this component, simply because the use of it seemed totally absurd to me at the time. Especially now that we are being plagued by these lunatic ChatBots, I would never install something like this on my network even if it comes for free.

French David Athome Replied 1 year ago

But seriously as well... Ai today and all that, fakeness is taking over the world, I have created users and I chat amongst with myself on my new project to get it off the ground in a way as I would expect a chat would go ... and also to encourage myself as I develop the website, but when your actively developing code to fake visual expierence that dupes people, not sure that is right or the right way to go.

Are we crossing a line that is invisible and dangerous? Also, that there maybe a big market for this in todays world to profit off.

This could get very conciable I guess, we are all different but I would draw the line somewhere, would I buy this addon?

Time will show that.

We think we are so advanced. Where is the gramma and spell check basics even here.

Foundational stuff. To develop a safe, correct internet expierince of the future, or don't we care as long as we get along...

Let's face it, does anyone really gives a fig for anyone else.

Do I?

Breton Rafael [redcrested.net] Replied 1 year ago

Everyone have bills to pay :-)

French David Athome Replied 1 year ago

Rafael... sry man.

Old age moaning. Expecting everything for free.

Breton Rafael [redcrested.net] Replied 1 year ago

I can use any payment gateway to sell my code, however, I do not have time and interest enough to develop a full system or buy a system from any provider. The BMC wasn't my first choice. At first, I intended to use the codester to sell my components, because the visibility is higher than BMC. However, they charge me 30% on every transaction. After some research, I found one site charging 70% for new users, and the BMC, charging 5%. With the bank transfer charges the total is under 10%. It's a quite difference, don't you? Also, BMC offers me exactly what I need with a simple interface.

Thanks for your kind words.

French David Athome Replied 1 year ago

I am knocking it just moaning... no perfect world at the moment.

Wish I could do stuff like you guys...

Indonesian Arsalan Shah Replied 1 year ago

@David it is not easy to setup a payment gateway for everyone and many countries even doesn't allow buy me coffee like sites. Many other sites like PayPal is not that safe. People buy services and do disputes without any reason.

We should appreciate new devs instead. I am happy that Rafael is doing new components and he is the one I know who is doing quality work for OSSN. If someone looking for custom work they should contact him.

French David Athome Replied 1 year ago

I think you should either charge 30 euro on your own site or have a donation button..

Buy me a coffee?

There was a 5 euro / dollar / quid dev site a while ago, doubt it exists now.

Think it was WordPress..

Just does not seem right a 30 euro coffee.

Surprised they allow it. Just does not smack me right.

Nice addon though... Although there is enough fakeness in todays world.

Expecting flak here but buy me a coffee?

Respect... but hey.



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