They are so ubiquitous in the lead up to announcements these days; a fake tracklisting, album cover, picture of an iTunes page, snippet, etc etc... They are awful. My initial intention was to ask if anyone here had ever made one and what the intention was and what happened, but I guess I'm curious what people think about them. In hindsight, they are amusing (some of the fake ARTPOP track names crack me up at random, unrelated points in life) and even during on a site like PJ, they are bearable because most people here are intelligent enough to decipher between what is clearly fake and what is not. But WHY do people make these things? To hype others up? To annoy people? Are they fans or haters? What are people's favorite/least favorite experiences with them? And more than that- are they now an expected occurrence in the lead up to a release?