Old posts popping up

LEGEND ,
Dec 22, 2011 Dec 22, 2011

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Over on the Acrobat Windows forum there have been a lot of old post poppin up lately. I usually don't respond, but today failed to notice the date on this one: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4099957#4099957

Is this a bug or are they cropping up due to someone's intentional action?

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LEGEND , Dec 22, 2011 Dec 22, 2011
...still shows for some time; I think it's a couple of days. And spammers have been very active, specially on weekends.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 22, 2011 Dec 22, 2011

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Looks like a serious problem as seen in this picture:

22-12-2011 20-14-10.png

I thought it was something to do with my machine but it is not so.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 22, 2011 Dec 22, 2011

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As far as I know (from previous discussions) this is due to spam attacks

When a spam attack hits an old message, and the spam message is then removed, the message does not SHOW a new posting, but the internal date is such that the old message thread still shows in the current list

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LEGEND ,
Dec 22, 2011 Dec 22, 2011

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...still shows for some time; I think it's a couple of days. And spammers have been very active, specially on weekends.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 22, 2011 Dec 22, 2011

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Thanks Claudio,

I'm marking this as the correct answer to get you on your way to that next 1000 mark. 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 22, 2011 Dec 22, 2011

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George Johnson wrote:

Thanks Claudio,

I'm marking this as the correct answer to get you on your way to that next 1000 mark. 

Thanks. This time I know from where I got these new 10 points...

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LEGEND ,
Jan 02, 2012 Jan 02, 2012

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Well, as some of us missed Claudio's Big 1000 mark, we should probably get the balloons, and punch ready for 2000!

@ Claudio, I promise that I will not miss the next tier...

Hunt

PS - from time to time, and in the forums where I tend to hang out, I see the same thing - "Updated," but with no new posts, and usually around the time of spam attacks. Now, I have had a few threads, where that "Updated" sticks for a few days, even after I have viewed it. Could be that some spammer is active using that old thread, and that Rick, and others, are just busier deleting their work, than I am at going back to see what was added?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 03, 2012 Jan 03, 2012

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Yes, this is often a spam issue. If someone posts a reply to an old thread it pops back up to the top. Even if the reply has been deleted as spam. It also happens if someone reports a thread as abusive, even if it isn’t. The forum picks up the “last modified” date for any item within that thread.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 05, 2012 Jan 05, 2012

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Adobe-Admin,

That makes sense, and thank you for pointing out the possibility for the second part. I had not considered that.

Usually the posts, that seem to "stick," become "unstuck" after a few days.

Appreciated, as always,

Hunt

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LEGEND ,
Dec 23, 2011 Dec 23, 2011

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I think Claudio is spot on. I recall a couple of weeks ago when one such attack occurred. Posts were arriving faster than they could be deleted. I think I deleted more than 100 myself that evening. And if memory serves, a very large portion of those were in the Acrobat forum.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 22, 2011 Dec 22, 2011

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Thanks John, makes sense now that you spelled it out for me.

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