I don’t think so. I put them on my ignore list then refresh to cruise GT. Then a day or two later, I unignore them and they are gone. I don’t like it but I don’t pay to be a member so I’m not going to complain too hard. Hope a solution is found soon.
I wouldn't say kickbacks, but based on ad revenue, is there some type fee for ads in newly created threads?
I had seen this shenanigans awhile back but did not pay attention to the username. Seemed to happen late at night.They nearly always use one username each time. First time you see it, click the username, click Ignore, and reload. Problem solved, albeit temporarily.
Edit: Looks like someone "mmcbeat" me to it!