Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 11:07 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A lot of people have been emailing us about an issue we are having with one of our ads taking over OSNews. Thank you all for emailing us, the information provided is of good use to us. We are currently working on the problem, and will let you know once it has been fixed. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Update by DA: I think that I've tracked down the offender. Read more for details Update 2: This time I think we really fixed it.
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by elsewhere on Sun 29th Jul 2007 03:46 UTC in reply to "URL"
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Note from OSNews Staff: This link attempts to install a spyware executable on your PC. We highly recommend you do not visit it if you are running Windows.

Seriously, what does it take to get a post deleted? I can understand leaving the many troll-posts and allowing the community to knock them down with mod points, but when a post has a link to a malicious site, doesn't that warrant special consideration? By leaving it standing, aren't you helping google direct users there?

I can appreciate the integrity of not moderating posts on subjective consideration, but isn't there a line that could be drawn?

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by Gimmeapill on Sun 29th Jul 2007 06:41 in reply to "RE: URL"
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Malicious site ? Check the domain name in the url: this was not trolling.
It's one of the actual pages you would end up on instead of OSNews because of the "problem". The link was just kindly disabled with a warning...

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