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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 27 Jul 2007.

  1. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    YOU ANSWERED 10 OF 10 QUESTIONS CORRECTLY

    easy peasy.
     
  2. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    well done Rich, you must be some kind of Internets genius.
     
  3. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    10/10

    most readers here will get at least 8/10
     
  4. MrP

    MrP seeking inspiration

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    6/10

    didnt read the text in any of them, but as my english is pretty bad anyway i wouldnt have picked up on most of the gramatical mistakes.

    i tend to rely on logo and web addresses to sort the wheat from the chaff
     
  5. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    YOU ANSWERED 9 OF 10 QUESTIONS CORRECTLY
    Rating: Safety Guru

    got myspace wrong
    well i didnt look at the bits answers showed, i looked for site layout, and type questions asked
     
  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Same. Easy stuff.
     
  7. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    8/10 i blew it in Amazon and refused to answer the AOL one.... even if it was easy to spot the fake one.
     
  8. slugs

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    9/10 i got a bit bored and didn't look at the paypal one properly
     
  9. z3rb

    z3rb +4 str +4 stam

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    YOU ANSWERED 8 OF 10 QUESTIONS CORRECTLY
    Rating: Safety Guru

    pew pew.
     
  10. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    9/10, got the last one wrong. The actual website ones were easy to spot.
     
  11. quack

    quack New Member

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    8/10
     
  12. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    9/10 also the Capital site. But i never visited any of the sites except paypal. I didnt check for gramar at all (hard to see for me as a non native speaking) , but just looked at how the site is build and afcourse the url. So for me this is a excelent score ;)
     
  13. Renoir

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    10/10 although couple were tricky
    Grammar was key for me too.

    I'm exactly the same
     
  14. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

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    7/10
    I feel so ashamed
     
  15. EmJay

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    9/10, which I think is pretty good as I almost never use the websites in the examples. Grammar tells all... When are they going to learn to hire native speakers to write the text for them? There are lots of people who would do it.

    IMHO, while this is interesting and informative, I'm not sure how accurate it is as a test. How many of those mistakes would you really have caught if you weren't looking for them? To me, the giveaway is the email telling you to follow a link to resubmit your sensitive data, not the appearance of the site itself.
     
  16. Demon Cleaner

    Demon Cleaner New Member

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    8/10

    Amazon one I got wrong, but like others said; I usually look at the address first. Q4 I got wrong as well apparently. Looking at the from field is a good way at seeing if it's legitimate. I never said it was full proof though!

    Generally, with the account ones I just looked at what info they were asking for. If they want my full address and DOB and mother's maiden name etc. I'm going to be suspicious.
     
  17. Gravemind123

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    Amazon one was the only one I got wrong, so a 9/10.
     
  18. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

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    Got 9/10. The funny thing is at half of them the reasons they state for them to be wrong. Were not what made me choose them :rolleyes:
    Guess I kinda went on instinct...
     
  19. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    10/10

    But this isn't for nerds, this is for mummy's and daddys who think technology is wireless tv remote.
     
  20. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    9/10 Safety Guru

    I got Amazon wrong :(
     
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