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Dubious post in Off Topic.


Oct 19 2012, 6:19pm

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Dubious post in Off Topic. Can't Post

* Link Removed * by a new user invites people to a site called "Mr Poll" where they're encouraged to sign up and/or disable "safe mode". Suspicious?

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Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'

(This post was edited by entmaiden on Oct 19 2012, 7:03pm)


Oct 19 2012, 6:43pm

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I did find this page explaining something about the use of safe mode on the Mr Poll site [In reply to] Can't Post


I suspect that when someone makes a poll, they must state whether the poll is appropriate for all ages or not. If they do not declare it safe for all ages, then it will not show up if someone is visiting the site while 'Safe Mode' is engaged.

This could be similar to Google image search where one can choose between 'SafeSearch off' -- 'SafeSearch moderate' -- and 'SafeSearch strict'.

I think you're right to question but I'm not sure it's necessarily suspicious.

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Oct 19 2012, 6:58pm

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I will add this [In reply to] Can't Post

I did a google search for the text in the post by Arwen9.

I got up multiple hits where the same request to take that particular poll was posted on multiple sites. On some sites, it was posted multiple times. In fact, google gave me 74 hits.

On many of the sites where it was posted, it had been deleted for violating their TOS.

So, Mr Poll may be legit but I'm fairly certain the post residing here is not.

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(This post was edited by Magpie on Oct 19 2012, 6:58pm)

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Oct 19 2012, 7:03pm

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Good point, and thanks, Elizabeth and Magpie! [In reply to] Can't Post

Probably spam.

(This post was edited by entmaiden on Oct 19 2012, 7:10pm)


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