A relatively-common ruse by spammers it to first join our forum and then post one or more innocuous and usually inane comments on random threads, before subsequently escalating and hitting us with posts with a link to whatever product they're hawking (shilling?), often with many posts in quick succession. I've even seen them copy/paste others' comments and post them completely out of context.
There has been a resurgence of such events recently, which is disruptive and wasteful of everyone's time.
A notice and caution for the future:
if a new 'member' does not introduce themselves as having some interest or association with the i-MiEV (or triplet) and puts in a vapid post that is not on-topic, I'm afraid that I'll be deleting that post but will stop short of banning them in case they are really legit.
Sorry for belaboring this, as I love this forum and have great respect for our worldwide community of such astute and knowledgeable members so freely sharing and helping others.