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jamiehall
12-08-2006, 04:18 AM
I was reading this thread at the Making Light blog (http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/008295.html#008295) about spammers hiring shills (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shill), and I followed this link to a post on Absolute Write (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42286) where I found a rather disturbing kind of spam. I tried to reply in order to criticize it, got an error, then went to the profile page of the poster and re-searched for the thread, which led me to the sub-forum (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=24) the post originally appeared in, where I saw it had been deleted as spam.

Is deleted spam supposed to still be visible like this? Will google and whatnot still pick up that post? Is this a legitimate bug in the system, or is it just a one-time occurence?

Birol
12-08-2006, 04:24 AM
I just check and the thread that was linked does not appear to have been deleted. It was still a live thread from the end of September. The one that was deleted was an identical thread from the same poster that appeared just last week. I will go delete the older, still live thread now.

Thanks for letting us know about that.

jamiehall
12-08-2006, 04:34 AM
I will go delete the older, still live thread now.

Thanks for letting us know about that.

Oh good! Thanks.