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July 26, 2010 8:16:53 PM

Moderators please remove this rubbish from the comments on most every article posted. Something about a fashion website. Thank you

One user is - kiki012. Shred the account with 3 passes. Thanks again

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July 27, 2010 12:17:52 AM

Gone but they'll be back. Unfortunately there's nothing permanent we can do to get rid of them at present.
July 29, 2010 7:01:53 AM

The spammers may not be bots. After all, there's very little drugs, porn and viagra being posted and that's what you normally get with bots. ;) 
July 30, 2010 2:36:36 PM

Last night, I was flagging the Spam posts in the News Comments like crazy.

There were so many of them that I was getting a bit silly with the remarks I was making about the Spam itself seeing as it had been a long day for me and I was a bit out of it. :D 

Having been a Moderator in the past on a different forum in the past, one thing I have noticed is 9 times out of 10, when it's a person posting the Spam for some other site such as these Chinese domains, I usually found the Spammer to be posting from India.

The other thing which is possible is who ever is doing this may possibly be renting a Botnet of the type which bypasses the CAPTCHA by using the Audible Help feature of the CAPTCHA to get it right 100% of the time.

This type of Bot can be blocked by disabling the Audible Help feature of the CAPTCHA if it is currently being used.