Seeing Chinese Letters/Characters

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  1. FunkyMonkey

    FunkyMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Some threads are showing up as Chinese letters/characters for me. Is this a glitch with the website or a problem on my end? If on my end, any idea how to fix it?
     
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  2. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    Happens occasionally. It's a foreign language spammer.
     
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  3. beatrixpotter

    beatrixpotter Well-Known Member

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    It just looks to me like the website is being massive spammed.
     
  4. TxMother67

    TxMother67 Well-Known Member

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    I tend to click on the "Latest Replies" tab when this happens. It seems to filter out most of it.
     
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  5. gogrannypop

    gogrannypop Call Me Butter, I'm On A Roll

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    If you put the poster of the thread on ignore - problem solved!
    ETA: I tend to hit "new posts" and I don't see them. They are still on the sidebar.
     
  6. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    They show up on New Posts until they get deleted or someone else posts on that thread.
     
  7. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    I see them only in New Posts. And in the sidebar. If I hit Missing Discussion, there are none, but still in the sidebar. I thought we were being inundated with missing people etc in China. (Today is not the first time for this.)
     
  8. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    Today is the first day that I have seen the Chinese symbols. What if going on. In sidebar and thread column.
     
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  9. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    I'm currently seeing them on the sidebar. I've never noticed it before -- thanks for confirming it's not me. :)
     
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    Here they come again..............!!!! We are under attaaaack !!!!
     
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  11. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    I noticed that the bots were back a couple of hours ago. Mods appear to be working to clear them, only to have them return. :(
     
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  12. IHAVENOCLUE

    IHAVENOCLUE Well-Known Member

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    Glad others are witnessing these Asian posts...

    Probably spammers, then?
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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  14. FunkyMonkey

    FunkyMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone! I am not very tech literate
     
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  15. IHAVENOCLUE

    IHAVENOCLUE Well-Known Member

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    I am glad you started this thread!

    I was afraid something was wrong with my own security system...
     
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    castilloisno1 Well-Known Member

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    I occ notice this going on. This morning,I put the person on ignore and it seemed to help.
     
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  17. IHAVENOCLUE

    IHAVENOCLUE Well-Known Member

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    Good idea!
     
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  18. MagnoliaMountain

    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

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    I noticed this too...

    I think it's Korean language.
     
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  19. FunkyMonkey

    FunkyMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Could very well be.
     
  20. SassynOz

    SassynOz Well-Known Member

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    I noticed it on over half of the new posts a couple weeks ago. It was bad. But I haven’t seen the problem again since. Strange
     

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