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Mysterous guest posts?
« on: October 21, 2019, 01:38:25 PM »
Mysterious guest posts have been showing up.  Seems to be a glitch in the forum software.  In this thread for example.

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I see post #17 is a blank post by "guest".  It was there before I posted.  Then I posted and my post is also #17 and now there's a new blank post by "guest", #18.


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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 01:45:03 PM »
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Mysterious guest posts have been showing up.  Seems to be a glitch in the forum software.  In this thread for example.

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I see post #17 is a blank post by "guest".  It was there before I posted.  Then I posted and my post is also #17 and now there's a new blank post by "guest", #18.

Weird, I don't see them at all. Lat I see is your post at #17.

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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 02:19:58 PM »
to add to the mystery, i see no guest posts. The last post i see is chocolates at #18
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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 03:04:05 PM »
I see them. There are two in this thread alone, post #3 and #5 for me.

Edit: nope, they switched after I posted. Now it's reply #2 and reply #3... but there are also legit posts from real people marked with the same numbers.

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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019, 03:09:20 PM »
I was able to see them after logging out. In Firefox I see blank posts, in Chrome I see ads in the posts. Wondering if ads are somehow showing up as posts, but the firefox ad blockers are filtering the ads out, leaving just the posts.

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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2019, 03:14:04 PM »
[member=4270]mark[/member] Yes, that's definitely it. I just turned off AdBlock (forgot it was on by default since I'm at work) and now the blank posts are ads.

Were the ads always coded as posts by "Guest" though? I feel like it was just a floating banner at the top before, but I could be remembering wrong.

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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2019, 03:16:28 PM »
i switched ad vehicles recently .... so yeah it's me.
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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 03:21:37 PM »
Was really hoping for something ghost related, given the time of year.

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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2019, 03:52:32 PM »
Beware of hitchhiking ghosts....

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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2019, 04:03:06 PM »
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Re: Mysterous guest posts?
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2019, 06:59:58 AM »
Yeah embedded ads.  Usually based on sites you have been to lately.