View Full Version : Arctic Sea Ice Extent is Third Lowest on Record

2009-Oct-06, 07:50 PM
U.S. satellite measurements show Arctic sea ice extent in 2009 the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by floating ice was the third lowest since satellite measurements were first made in 1979. While the ice area at minimum was an increase from the past two years, it is still well below the average [...]

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2009-Oct-25, 05:50 PM
Hi Miller,

Welcome aboard.

Anything we can help you with, we'll be glad to as well.

2009-Oct-25, 07:40 PM
Welcome aboard.

You just welcomed a robot, I expect. Here's what I do when I see a similar content-less post: Copy a longish phrase and Google for it. When I see the same phrase posted to dozens, or hundreds, of forums, I expect it to be the work of a robot -- or worse a near-mindless human working for spammers.

Google "found this website and read some great discussion and feedback so decided to join" (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&num=100&q=%22found+this+website+and+read+some+great+discus sion+and+feedback+so+decided+to+join%22&aq=f&oq=&aqi=)

Results 1 - 100 of about 456 for "found this website and read some great discussion and feedback so decided to join"

Then you can report it to moderation. Maybe they'll nuke it.

Oh, look, I see as I post this, something in this topic already pinged "http://cash[**]loans.com" I wonder if it was this robot's effort or some other article.

2009-Oct-25, 07:51 PM
Yeah, it was a spammer all right. The registration email address confirmed it definitively. Thanks for the report.

01101001, I won't enforce it, but it would be nice if you could remove the partial URL you have there so there's as little potential to lead users back there as possible. It would be appreciated.