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    Post ArticleBot a victim of manipulation?

    Over the past couple of weeks, I've noticed several ArticleBot threads containing gambling-related subjects ("best casino" and so on). All of these threads include a link to Cameron Moll's "Great Homepages Really Suck".

    Thus, it's not as though the links are inappropriate, but that ArticleBot is behaving this way is peculiar. I've reported most of these threads but haven't seen them stop, hence why I'm posting here.

    UPDATE: See Lord Brar's thread for more information.

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure the staff are well aware. They've been deleting the threads, after all.

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy someonewhois's Avatar
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    Woah! That's a really easy exploit... has noone had the time to fix it or? (By the way, sorry for the testing one, I honestly didn't think it would work... the rest weren't me.)

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    Thanks for the reminder. Yes, fixing this is high on our priority list at the moment.
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    Thinking! Lord Brar's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmj
    Thanks for the reminder. Yes, fixing this is high on our priority list at the moment.
    Another victim thread - http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/show...39#post1961639

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    Eek! How does that happen?
    On the surface it looks like anchor text spam.


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