Opinions on university sponsored forum spam?
My Introduction to Computers class at University included this assignment of registering for a forum (of our choice), posting a question (of our choice), and pasting the post into a word assignment. I do not actually have a burning question outside of my desire to complete this assignment.
What kind of effect does an assignment like this have on the targeted forums? Could this be construed as a form of low-level, school-sponsored forum spamming? Does it have an effect on the overall quality of a forum as a resource of useful information?