Care to explain what's going on here?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by loco365, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. loco365
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    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

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    So, I'm getting these odd spam-like text insertions in this post:

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    The links on both them are innocent enough, https://gbatemp.net/#, but I'm not sure why they're showing. I don't have any rogue extensions, I have ABP running with no issues, and there's no viruses on my computer (I just did a scan a day ago). What's up with these?
     
  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    I'm seeing the same stuff in that post, I'm guessing user error or butter fingers on a smartphone.
     
  3. gudenau

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    Could be for emphases aswell, those bits stick out.
     
  4. loco365
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    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

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    But why is there an image depicting an external link beside them? It's almost as if it's some kind of ad placement that somehow failed.
     
  5. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    I'd say chances are Drak0rex has some sort of malware on his computer that's hijacking his text input. The BBCode for the links is:

    Code:
    [URL='https://gbatemp.net/#'][U][B]earned dollar[U][B][IMG]https://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png[/IMG][/B][/U][/B][/U][/URL]
    Unlikely that all of those superfluous underlines and bolds and links to akamaihd are his own doing.
     
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  6. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sicklyboy has a point, can you PM him about this? It's bad news for both other users and himself.
     
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