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A new round of Russian (I'm assuming from Cyrillic and Google Translate's opinion) spamvertising for cell phones seems to be making the rounds of communities that don't moderate every post.

Sorry, not much I can do about it, I've been marking them as spam as they come up. Your patience is appreciated.
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From:alexakarpov
Date:December 29th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
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damn, didn't see any of them. Being Russian, I am now curious of what their content was =)
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From:kraig
Date:December 29th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
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Google translate says it's cheap cellphones. I always know when they've hit here or another community I maintain, because my browser window goes extra-wide from the embedded image.

They also always put the "loved" mood icon on, which amuses me.

Next time I'll try to remember to take a screenshot. ;)
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From:alexakarpov
Date:December 29th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
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oh my ...
did I just _ask_ a person, who's job is to protect me from spam, to actually _save_ some for me?

... how did it come to this?!

=)
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From:icedrake
Date:December 30th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
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... how did it come to this?!

Unbridled curiosity and excessive boredom over the holiday season.

(I wasn't about to ask to have one saved, but was planning on adding the community to my rss feeds, so I'd have a record retained next time it got spammed. Yes, we're sad.)
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From:kraig
Date:February 9th, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
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There was a new one yesterday, I saved a screenshot. Link is here. I didn't bother translating, but I guess it's cigarettes this time, not cellphones.

If you haven't seen them by now in any other communities of which you're a member, I'm shocked, but hey.
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From:icedrake
Date:February 9th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Ah, yes. Smokeless electronic cigarettes, to be specific. And today is not your day to be shocked, apparently :)
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From:mirroredsakura
Date:December 29th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Gotta love on the internet sometimes, huh?
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From:kraig
Date:December 29th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
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I've been reporting them as spam. LJ may or may not notice the content seems to always be the same, they may or may not care, and may or may not find a way to block it before posting. The dude abides, either we'll have to continue putting up with it on occasion or it'll go away if it becomes ineffectual.
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From:leer317
Date:January 31st, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
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I'm always excited when I see the rss feed for this site light up. I've been disappointed a lot recently. XD Ah well. Thanks for cleaning this stuff up.
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