When we launched our Twitter account in February 2009, we had to choose the name @CagePotatoMMA, because @CagePotato had already been claimed. (I’m not gonna name names, but I’m pretty sure a disgruntled former co-worker was behind the poaching.) It didn’t really matter, though, because @CagePotato was basically just a holding page that directed people to our real account. No harm done.
Last night, @SethFalvo noticed that @CagePotato has turned into a fake spam account that auto-posts our headlines (as well as stories from FightPromo; very suspicious). This fake account has managed to trick about 5,700 users into following them instead of us, which sucks because those users have subscribed to an inferior product. Sure, they’re getting links to our articles, but they’re missing out on all of our great MMA dick jokes, brain-busting trivia, bonus liveblog observations, and constructive criticism — you know, the good stuff.
Seth suggested that we do this post because the headline will be automatically tweeted to @CagePotato’s followers. (Clever, right?) So if you’re reading this and are following @CagePotato by mistake, please unfollow them, report them for spam, then follow us instead. Thanks for your support.
Update: Step one of the plan was a success — @cagepotato was indeed dumb enough to tweet this headline out to their followers. Screen-cap after the jump, via @JamesSchipper.