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shifty_ben
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Spam in the Poll Reply with quote

Theres spam in the poll, would have PM'd mike or rhakios but the page just seems to sit when I try load it.

Sites been doing that to me a bit lately, anyone else found this? might be my end.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: RE: Spam in the Poll Reply with quote

Unfortunately I can't delete spam in the poll part of the site, else I would have done it by now. I noticed yesterday that more new spam had accumulated in the old polls since January 22nd, around which time Mike must have cleaned it out and intended to e-mail him about it. Then my computer died - reading one of your posts I believe ben, or it might have been M0PHP, but I blame you both Razz
Where was I? Since my main box died, you might understand that I have been a little pre-occupied and I'm not sure I have Mike's gmail address on my laptop.
Still, I'm sure he'll notice this thread if he's in on Monday.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: RE: Spam in the Poll Reply with quote

I thought I had managed to keep my ability to burn computers with words secret Wink

Interestingly the spam is in spanish so either the bot cannot work out that this site is in english or the authoer didn't care and is burning even more bandwidth than needed
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: RE: Spam in the Poll Reply with quote

I go for option 2: spammers just don't care, they're probably stealing someone else's bandwidth anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:30 am    Post subject: RE: Spam in the Poll Reply with quote

True enough its likely to be the result of a botnet somewhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:50 am    Post subject: RE: Spam in the Poll Reply with quote

Cleaned up!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: RE: Spam in the Poll Reply with quote

What service!
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