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    Something weird I see happening regardless of which computer I access PD from. At the page that lists all the forums, under Club Rio, where it explains what the forum is for, in the following line "Not a board for it...." The word board is highlighted like a link. I've seen some spyware do things like this that will highlight random words in whatever you happen to be reading and try to get you to click the links. But this is only one word, the same word, each and every time I load the page. Furthermore when you click the link, it doesn't go to an ad, it opens the forum list in a new window. Am I the only one seeing this strange thing?

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    Not a board for it? Is just text when I look at it.

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    It was spyware called GameVance that had somehow gotten installed on all three desktops in the area where I work. It acted just like a legitimate VibrantAd text popover that so many websites (I'm lookin at YOU Indystar) are using now. I thought since it was happening on every PC I logged in on that it almost had to be something else. Still weird that it was choosing that one word every time, and even weirder that it would simply open a copy of the forum list in a new window though.

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    I really expected this to be about something heywoode did.
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    I actually though you were going to come clean yourself when I saw you had posted last.

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    Aw shucks. I though we were going to learn something saucy about Sycamore Ken.
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