What's with all the new people registering just to post spam?

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    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
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    A 404, I seem to recall.

    I liked it. It's a nice cozy spot. And I have somewhere to hide if I burn myself in here.
    Besides someone has to keep an eye on you.
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    Over the weekend I decided to watch the news. I do not watch much news I prefer to read it because it give more details and is more indepth that way. Many retail stores got together to post their web site advertisements on one webpage. And their estores. I thought it would only go on for a minute. They fork()ed it off as a “newsstory” but it was 20 minutes of spamomercial.

    Email tv boards nothing is safe from spammers. Do people really buy from these unsolisited spams?

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    I never get any homework PMs, not even when I was posting at the C++ forum. Is that a good or a bad thing?
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    How the hell do those bots get through the image verification?
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    I think most often they're real people now, hired by companies to post spam.
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    Maybe they have programs that just feed the hired people with pictures that they need to guess and the rest is done by those programs?
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    They are people with nothing better to do. Spammers can lead to learning how to possibly arrach a virus to a corrupt email or even a post. That cant be a good thing...
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