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I wonder if the spam string is on purpose

Original post made by resident, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Aug 21, 2014

A few posters have sounded unhappy with some of the issues discussed on the threads, I wonder if the spam is on purpose?

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

It works to take any other topics all the way to the bottom.

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 21, 2014 at 8:58 am

Began around 4am I think. Quite a string. Seems to be all cleaned up now at around 9am. I didn't see any of this on Almanac or Mountain View sites.

Looked like a software script exercise. The verification codes here are much easier to hack than most Captchas. Could be a local middle schooler or could be anybody on the planet. I don't envy the PA Online staff this morning. If it's all from a specific IP address, maybe it could just be blocked, but I'm not sure how that works coming through an ISP like Comcast or AT&T.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 21, 2014 at 10:31 am

10.30 am and it's here again

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