Hijacked forum?

kms4meApril 3, 2011

I went to the Grieving forum under the Home Site of GW and found that all of the regular threads had been replaced by advertising for Cialis, levitra, and a myriad of other drugs... Has anyone found anything else like this on GW?

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Very infrequently I'll see spam pop up on one of the forums but it's usually deleted pretty fast. Did you report it to the administration?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 1:51PM
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Just went to the Name That Plant Forum~the same thing has happened there (it's been reported).

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 2:38PM
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Hi again. I just went to "name that plant" too and saw what the OP was talking about. I also reported it. I've never seen that much spam on the forums. It's usually the occasional single thread.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 4:05PM
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I've only received spam in emails through GW, I've never seen an entire forum taken over by it.

I did report it, but as of 12:06 am Monday the Grieving forum is still down and the spam still there.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 1:09AM
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I haven't taken at look at name that plant to see if it's still there but I did get an email from the administration that they are aware of it. I'm sure they'll take care of it asap, if they haven't already. I have no idea what clean up programs exist for this but if they have to check forum by forum it will be time consuming.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 5:49AM
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