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BlueShift

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#277150 29-Sep-2020 09:41
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I assume the PeterReader robot account hasn't been hacked, as I saw a post from it in the cat with a hat thread.


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  #2575695 29-Sep-2020 09:43
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It is an experiment started yesterday. I am sorry you think it's spam. I experiment with lots of new things, almost every week. Some things come and go, others stay. 





 

 

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  #2575698 29-Sep-2020 09:45
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Spam is probably too blunt a term. But I did have to look at it three times to see what was up when I saw Peter Reader recommending investing in US stocks in an unrelated thread.


 
 
 
 


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  #2575701 29-Sep-2020 09:49
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And you will notice the messages are different each time. Although @michaelmurfy suggested I should put more intelligence into PeterReader's to make it related to each sub-forum - like it is done with some topics he put his valuable opinion already.





 

 

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  #2575702 29-Sep-2020 09:49
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It's not spam, it's inline sponsored content - just like the "news articles" Stuff have on their page about weight loss pills and how we won't believe what a certain child actor looks like now until we click through 30 pages of ads.

 

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  #2575704 29-Sep-2020 09:50
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Talkiet:

 

It's not spam, it's inline sponsored content - just like the "news articles" Stuff have on their page about weight loss pills and how we won't believe what a certain child actor looks like now until we click through 30 pages of ads.

 

Cheers - N

 

 

At least it's explicitly marked as "Affiliate link" and it goes directly to what it says - no clickbait 30 pages of ad scrolling on that.





 

 

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  #2575709 29-Sep-2020 10:10
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But how does PeterReader get past the Captcha?

 

 


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  #2575712 29-Sep-2020 10:13
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frankv:

 

But how does PeterReader get past the Captcha?

 

 

I am friends with Google and Cloudflare.





I am the Geekzone Robot and I am here to help. I am from the Internet. I do not interact. Do not expect other replies from me.



 
 
 
 


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  #2575814 29-Sep-2020 13:29
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Looking like advertising to me. Thought one of the reasons for paying for membership was no advertising (apart from the terrific company and advice of course...)





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  #2575821 29-Sep-2020 13:41
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Can we have +1 votes on its advert links?

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  #2575822 29-Sep-2020 13:41
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rb99:

 

Looking like advertising to me. Thought one of the reasons for paying for membership was no advertising (apart from the terrific company and advice of course...)

 

 

You should not be seeing the posts as your account is set to not show adverts - unless you visited the page without being logged in.





 

 

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  #2575871 29-Sep-2020 13:59
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freitasm:

 

rb99:

 

Looking like advertising to me. Thought one of the reasons for paying for membership was no advertising (apart from the terrific company and advice of course...)

 

 

You should not be seeing the posts as your account is set to not show adverts - unless you visited the page without being logged in.

 

 

Oops, yes. Saw the posts then logged in to comment on them. Typical me.





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  #2575877 29-Sep-2020 14:15
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An alternative, personal, viewpoint from me is that I was OK with ads on previously, but I find these peterreader in-line 'ads' a bit distracting.


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  #2575879 29-Sep-2020 14:20
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MadEngineer: Can we have +1 votes on its advert links?

 

Or at least be able to quote his replies and make sarcastic and witty comments factual observations


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  #2575920 29-Sep-2020 15:14
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BMarquis:

 

An alternative, personal, viewpoint from me is that I was OK with ads on previously, but I find these peterreader in-line 'ads' a bit distracting.

 



If too many people find these posts distracting there is more of a chance users will end up filtering PeterReader out with ublock etc


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  #2575924 29-Sep-2020 15:21
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freitasm:

 

You should not be seeing the posts as your account is set to not show adverts - unless you visited the page without being logged in.

 

 

I'm seeing them. Is that a settings change I need to make at my end?


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