My Telegraph is held up by Texas Hold 'Em spam
With impeccably bad timing, on Saturday morning, just as I was looking for some links and URLs to go with my currybetdotnet piece about my Press Gazette piece about My Sun and My Telegraph, I came across the front page of My Telegraph being completely spammed out by poker ads. Out of 28 posts on display, all but two were spam posts about poker.
The person or spambot responsible had even been tagging their spam diligently, so that the My Telegraph tag cloud was carrying its own version of the poker spam.
It is all cleaned up now, of course, but not before causing some ripples amongst the community.
A few users, however, speculated that the spam wasn't the work of actual poker-promoting-people, but instead stemmed from one of the site's regular trolls.
He/she is now, apparently in a Harry Potter style, referred to with the accronym HWMNBN to avoid giving the oxygen of publicity that trolls crave.
Some of the regulars, though, seemed distinctly unimpressed with the whole thing altogether.