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bjanes

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I have not changed any of my settings for the forum. When I am on the home page, the threads appear normally in English. When I try to show new posts, the threads appear in Chinese type characters.

What is happening?

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Jim Kasson

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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 10:38:42 AM »

Me, too.

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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 10:40:53 AM »

And me. Just in the last hour or so. Not all posts. This one, for example is fine.
Must be punishment for the Trump II thread. :)
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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 10:49:41 AM »

Me, too.

+1. I suppose I'd better do some actual work instead :'(
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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 11:03:12 AM »

Actually, those are Korean characters (look for the little circles in the characters).  Looks like a new member ("wojabovi") turned out to be a 'bot.  He apparently joined this morning and managed to scroll some forums in a little more than an hour.  Do we have mods that can be reached?
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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 11:42:46 AM »

Looks like a spam fest on several threads 
I feel sorry for Chris et al. having to clean up all this mess  :(
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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 11:45:42 AM »

Looks like a spam fest on several threads 
I feel sorry for Chris et al. having to clean up all this mess  :(

Indeed, spam for a Casino site of sorts.

Chris, you have our (mental) support.

Cheers,
Bart
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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 11:46:01 AM »

Ditto.  Hope it is not a serious attack.
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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2017, 11:55:31 AM »

And me. Just in the last hour or so. Not all posts. This one, for example is fine.
Must be punishment for the Trump II thread. :)

Could be Kim Jong-Un thanking you for it.
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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2017, 11:56:43 AM »

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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2017, 12:33:42 PM »

I suspect Wojabovi is just another synonym for Covfefe.

And another variant has been spamming a different thread.

Good luck to Chris et al in defusing the bots.
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Re: Chinese Characters when I click on show unread posts since last visit
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 01:01:02 PM »

Dealt with for now.

It will probably recur... >:(
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