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Am I the only person who uses RSS and has gotten dozens of SPAM News?
by Caleb Garner on 06/01/09 09:57:00 am

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Hi Simon or whoever else might see this article, i've seen at least four different "people" who post maybe 1 game articel and then a dozen or more daily news blog posts.   these are in rapid fire fashion...    stephen jacobs is the most recent person to do this... 

It has happened in a matter of days so someone/somebot is really hitting gamasutra hard.  creating fake accounts?  maybe putting a limit on how fast people can post blogs? 

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C M Williams
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You are not the only one.

Simon Carless
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Caleb - we're looking into this and are aware of it. (That wasn't the real Stephen Jacobs, either.)

Caleb Garner
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ah ok cool, it did seem weird that they bothered to use real names.. instead of heh heh. Yea i figured someone noticed this, but was surprised no one was annoucing something. thanks, i think this is a great feature and hate to see it get compromised...

Caleb Garner
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yay apparently my blog got hacked too.. lol. I was temporarily "Caleb Gorner". Oh well... not that i could help it, but i appologize for the spam news folks.

Josh Green
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Hahaha I just responded to one of these spam posts that was in your name. :P

Glad to know you weren't responsible for it!

Caleb Garner
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yea i feel a bit like a schmuck because one of the first victims, i thought did it on purpose... so my appologies... i mean if i'm going to spam this site, i'd rather use headlines much more classy like buy vijagra 4 u and herbal bobbie enhancement... :)

Brano Kemen
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Yeah that was me, and I've been pretty shocked myself .. like who posts this here .. omg, me? :-)

And then the purpose of the attack wasn't clear to me, and I thought if it was angering the rest of the members against me .. well it's starting to work :-)

But now that everybody got his own medicine .. :-)

Caleb Garner
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heh heh. yea for sure. yea i don't get the purpose.. you can't click "read the article".. and it's not like they are selling something... very strange attack on the blog.