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Old 11-01-2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default spam - a cautionary tale...

Checking online forms for inappropriate input, header injections and so on is all part of the territory now but I was stumped when the following failed to pass muster - it ran thus:

"Online bike shop specialising in high end components and accessories. We ship worldwide."

Rigorous testing pinned it down to the word 'specialising' and it was only then that I remembered I'd added 'cialis' to the list of no-nos...

Any other similar examples....;-)
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:48 AM   #2
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"Online bike shop specialising in high end components and accessories. We ship worldwide."

Rigorous testing pinned it down to the word 'specialising' and it was only then that I remembered I'd added 'cialis' to the list of no-nos...

Any other similar examples....;-)
Heh! Maybe that'll convert more people to using our 'Murrican "-izing" spelling -- that is if they want their email to pass muster and get through.

   
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:35 AM   #3
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Heh! Maybe that'll convert more people to using our 'Murrican "-izing" spelling -- that is if they want their email to pass muster and get through.
...all of which reminds me that I came across the word 'merkin' recently, so now I know what it means when someone says they're "proud to be a merkin"...;-)

Oops - grin, duck and run for cover...
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...all of which reminds me that I came across the word 'merkin' recently, so now I know what it means when someone says they're "proud to be a merkin"...;-)

Oops - grin, duck and run for cover...
Hey, it's better than being a gherkin!

   
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:28 AM   #5
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Hey, it's better than being a gherkin!
Dunno about you, but I know which I'd rather eat
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Same here!

   
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Well, anyone would be; I understand the Merkins are distantly related to the Chisits.

   
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Well, anyone would be; I understand the Merkins are distantly related to the Chisits.
Ah yes, Emma Chisit - isn't that Australian for "Cuanto costa?"
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:18 AM   #9
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...all of which reminds me that I came across the word 'merkin' recently, so now I know what it means when someone says they're "proud to be a merkin"...;-)

Oops - grin, duck and run for cover...
Have the lurkers looked up "merkin" in Google?
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Have the lurkers looked up "merkin" in Google?
Oh heavens! And top of the list is....

This must be where the Merkin people live, no? Mind you, I don't think I'd like to visit the place. Too dangerous - there seems to be some sort of War Against Tourism going on...

Sorry - couldn't resist it!
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