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  1. That was a nasty one! The spam on pinterest seems to be getting worse and worse! I hope they figure out some way to deal with it soon.
    The worst I've had to deal with so far was a pin that just appeared in my boards after I had clicked on it once (to report it), and at first it seemed I couldn't delete it, but eventually I did find a way... :P Not fun!

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  2. Spam is so annoying. I thought that pinterest would be helpful for me but soon lost interest as you have to petition for an invitation to join. I don't know why they use that strategy, but it quickly made me disinterested in joining.

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  3. Thanks for the heads up! Hope your computer is OK!

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  4. This is the first time I hear about a virus send trough a Pinterest link, but yes, since the big boom in users the spam has gotten very irritating. Have you reported the link to Pinterest? When links are reported a warning is placed when people want to open the link. What I also noticed is that often the link is stated in the description by these spammers and have pinterest in the name. These I no longer click on because I already know it'll be a bad site.

    @Stephanie Ann: it's invitation only because the constant increase in users. Using Pinterest is already slow because they can't keep up with adding servers and such. If they open up for everyone to sign up, the site could possibly crash.

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  5. Tilia, I just joined one of the 30+ other sites that offer a "virtual pinboard."

    I have a feeling it's more of a marketing ploy than a real issue. Exclusivity makes it desirable, especially in an age where no one wants to miss out.

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  6. Yikes. Thanks for the warning. I too have a mac. And here I was thinking I was free of those pesky viruses :( boo.

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  7. Wow! I had no idea there were scams on Pinterest. I guess I've been lucky that they haven't decided to target those who only pin historical garments yet. :-) Thanks for the heads up!

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  8. This is good to know as I just got invited to do this. I think I am not going to do it. I like looking. I can look without joining, right?

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