Spam Picking A Winner For Kentucky Derby

Spam Picking A Winner For Kentucky Derby

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“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

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#1 May 3, 2013
New advertising on Topix. Puts up a post that can't be commented on that takes you to a betting or whatever site. Quite clever. Then they put it in the spotlight. Number always stays "1".
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#2 May 3, 2013
lame trick. I clicked on it once and thought I must have gotten a computer virus.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

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#3 May 4, 2013
Still up. Derby over. A virus? No way to report abuse or comment. Topix infected. Probably.

“US Navy”

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#4 May 5, 2013
No virus, intentional on the part of Topix.

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#5 May 5, 2013
It's a shameless promotion of gambling by Topix. I guess we are not clicking often enough on all the advertising links that Topix already has, and they need more money. I would have hoped that Topix could have found something classier to promote than gambling...like maybe male enhancement pills.

“US Navy”

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#6 May 5, 2013
Lobo Viejo wrote:
It's a shameless promotion of gambling by Topix. I guess we are not clicking often enough on all the advertising links that Topix already has, and they need more money. I would have hoped that Topix could have found something classier to promote than gambling...like maybe male enhancement pills.
I use Adblock Plus to bypass most of the sites that annoy me and that slow down page loading. Since they work across the entire spectrum of the net, regardless of the site you visit, it ignores it. IOW its not specific to any site you visit, and believe me, Topix has a zillion advertizing sites imbedded in it.

Of course this one is different but its also easy to ignore since it doesn't load anything if you don't visit it.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

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#7 May 5, 2013
And it doesn't follow the format. No poll, though somewhat implied in the title. Not like the buy weird pharma from me like we have gotten. At least you can comment, judge, or report abuse. And it is still up. Maybe it will go for the Triple Crown.

But until you click on it you have no warning you are going to be taken to another site. That is deceitful.

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