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hutch0
Date: 2009-08-31 01:07
Subject: veerry interesting...
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You probably missed it, but a while ago I posted a thing for Thog about Fox News losing Egypt. But that's not important. Thog and sarcobatus had the usual knockabout fun with the story and I forgot about it.
Until a little while ago, when someone else commented on it. The someone calls themself teddaily, and their comment reads:

Congratulations! Our selection committee compiled an exclusive list of the Top 100 fantasy novels Blogs, and yours was included! Check it out at http://thedailyreviewer.com/top/fantasy-novels

You can claim your Top 100 Blogs Award Badge at http://thedailyreviewer.com/pages/badges

Cheers!

Ted...


teddaily's LJ is a quiet place. Peaceful. Tumbleweed blow through it. It looks a lot like the shopfronts set up by our Russian friends a little while ago. But the links do lead to a site called The Daily Reviewer (I checked it out from work; they can deal with any viruses) which seems kosher and includes links to a number of writer websites.
Obviously, the idea of the villages winning any kind of award is absurd and the idea of it winning a top fantasy novel blog is surreal.
Once again, though, if this is spam, it seems a faintly pointless kind of spam, but as before, heads up in case you get a message from these guys. I googled The Daily Reviewer and they seem to be handing out Top 100 awards to people for many, many different things.
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RealThog: isa
User: realthog
Date: 2009-08-31 01:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:isa

Thanks for the warning!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-08-31 01:15 (UTC)
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I'm not sure it even qualifies as a warning; if it is spam it seems rather cackhanded, like all the spambots I've seen here. Still, worth keeping an eye out for.
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RealThog: isa
User: realthog
Date: 2009-08-31 03:24 (UTC)
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Keyword:isa

They may just be generating hits for their site, or there may be malware impregnated into the site. I think you were wise to be chary!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-09-03 23:04 (UTC)
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Well, let's face it, they picked the wrong person to give a Top 100 Fantasy Books Blog award to. It's like them telling Josef Fritzl he's won a Dad Of The Year mug.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-08-31 19:03 (UTC)
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Keyword:starlings
As far as I'm concerned one cannot be too chary where the web is concerned.

I'm sending off your book this week, Hutch . . . really and truly . . . I am!
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