Spam username and avatar

spam - a can of spam
@BunGirl (2639)
United States
January 29, 2007 6:25pm CST
Ok, got a friend request today from someone whose username was a spam link. The avatar was a matching spam link (not a picture at all, just text). Is this something new to myLot, or has anyone else seen this? Needless to say I denied this person. I already get enough spam in my messages!
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
30 Jan 07
I have not seen this as yet. But it's always good to know what's happening on the site. I did not even know that you could even use anything other than an avatar!?!
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
30 Jan 07
You can use any image you want. And if that image is made of text, myLot doesn't check, so I'm sure they don't even notice!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Wow! I can say that I have never seen that before here at myLot. I hope you reported it. :) I wonder how the person did that! I would think that person would be banned. It is amazing what people will do to try to cheat.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
30 Jan 07
It wouldn't be hard. Just open up your graphics editor of choice and type in some text, then save it as a jpg.
@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I haven't seen that yet. It's probably spam bots. They're impossible to keep off of sites - block one and ten more pop up in their place. I hated the ones all over yahoo. At least here they have to be added to your friends to bother you, so that should cut down on them bothering people.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
Exactly. That's why I stopped using Yahoo.
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• Thailand
30 Jan 07
True, there are a lot of spammer in mylot thats why im so careful in choosing my friends. I have encountered a spam link here and sad to say that i was not only bombarded with spam mails but i also received a virus from it. I believed mylot have deleted that topic with such a link.
• United States
30 Jan 07
There are a lot of scammers and spammers on myLot right now. Many are from Africa trying to con you into a good deal. Most are trying to get you to sign up on other sites. Some are just looking to use you as a referral on another site to make more money.
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