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Jul 13th, 2015, 01:03 AM
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Korean Language Posts

Does anyone know what all the Korean language posts are about. I can't read the language, but wouldn't click on the posts to open them anyway. The way they are being posted in succession is so suspicious.
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Jul 13th, 2015, 01:40 AM
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It's spam posted by a spambot. Opening one won't cause your computer any harm, but it's pointless as it's written in Korean. The posting is not suspicious as the purpose is to plaster a site with their advert, just annoying.
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Jul 13th, 2015, 01:51 AM
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Also because the moderators are in the US the posts stay up all day if you are in Europe or any other time zone east or far west of the US.
Annoying but ignorable.
Fodor's needs to install a Captcha or similar in the sign up process.
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Jul 13th, 2015, 04:39 AM
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A google shows that the website touted in the spam is supposed to be for internet gambling. Since it may be very dangerous to your computer, don't visit it. The google also shows this is not the only site being plagued with this spam. So the mods play whack-a-mole manually against a computer spam generator. Futile.

The site administrators need to get a geek to thwart the spambot automatically. Not that Korean language spam is going to get results on an English language site. The multiple levels of futility here is indeed outstanding.
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Jul 13th, 2015, 05:14 AM
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It's just so damn irritating - and who knows how many questions and responses it;s discouraging.

Why can't they find a way to block this? I can;t imagine their advertisers want potential customers diverted by this nonsense.
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Jul 13th, 2015, 05:32 AM
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Now over 50% of the threads live in the top 50 are Korean. This silly
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Jul 14th, 2015, 12:35 AM
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Now at 100% Korean input 8:30 UK time
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Jul 14th, 2015, 12:38 AM
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Yes, as someone said, this is a US forum.
TA was also assaulted some months ago but found a solution faster, I'd say.
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