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  1. ok,so i was playing 9 plus mtts when across all my poker tables in bold chat comes the word HOECAKES...im still logged into stars i dont want to log out or quit my mtts in fear of my account will get hacked too...my norton said a attack on your computer has been blocked and then 15 minutes later that word appeard on all my chat boxes..does poker stars have a phone number? i also have snoop free on my puter and have ran norton and it shows nothing..
     
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  2. stars has anti bot software that will randomly ask certain players to type a random word into the chatbox. you have a few minutes to do so. im not sure what happens if you do not. but if it asks you to type in hoecakes, you'd better do it lol
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  3. it stayed there for like 1 minute then just vanished
     
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  4. was it what i described though? in the chat box it will say something like, 'please type in the following word' then in giant letters it will say HOEBAGS. if this is what it was, then its not a bad thing, and if it ever shows up again, make sure you type it in so starts knows youre not a poker bot
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  5. i shrink my 9 mtts so i can play on my 17in laptop..all i seen was HOECAKES when i enlarged them...is there any way i can call stars to ask them?
     
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  6. HOECAKES?
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  7. yea thats the word...thats why i dont think its stars
     
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  8.  
    Originally Posted by DWilliams View Post

    HOECAKES?

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  9. What the hell is a HOECAKES?
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    Originally Posted by wandigo View Post

     
    Originally Posted by DWilliams View Post

    HOECAKES?

    Man...thats funny
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  11. yeah, i understand what you mean. when a weird random word comes up, it looks suspicious. maybe its not a random word and a support staff member decided to be cheeky and write hoecakes. but yes, email stars and ask them about it. im sure they can help you out. 'contact support' not very difficult
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  12. OP, I'd log into all your accounts from a different computer maybe at a friends house and change all of your passwords. Then I'd do a full system scan at housecall.antivirus.com and see if that finds anything for you. I also recommend installing ZoneAlarm (can get at download.com) which will require your permission before any connection goes in or out of your computer

    Even if it's not a virus and just something with Stars (which would be very weird if it was), it's still good to do all these procedures every so often.
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  13.  
    Originally Posted by downbylaw11 View Post

    yeah, i understand what you mean. when a weird random word comes up, it looks suspicious. maybe its not a random word and a support staff member decided to be cheeky and write hoecakes. but yes, email stars and ask them about it. im sure they can help you out. 'contact support' not very difficult

    LOL...dude are you telling me that "HOECAKES" could be some code word for "Contact Support"?
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  14. i wrote them and am waiting for a response..im just going to transfer all my money out of my poker accounts to i get it all sorted out..i guess if i have been haced thank god im logged in to my accounts..
     
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    Originally Posted by DWilliams View Post

     
    Originally Posted by downbylaw11 View Post

    yeah, i understand what you mean. when a weird random word comes up, it looks suspicious. maybe its not a random word and a support staff member decided to be cheeky and write hoecakes. but yes, email stars and ask them about it. im sure they can help you out. 'contact support' not very difficult

    LOL...dude are you telling me that "HOECAKES" could be some code word for "Contact Support"?

    siiiiiigh. no, what im saying is that its easy for him to contact support if he's worried using the 'contact support' button in the lobby menus.

    im just thinking some support staff decided to be funny and make a player type in hoecakes instead of a normal random word like 'scooner' lol
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  16. ok law i think your right and ty...
    Thank you for your Email.

    The prompt you received is a legitimate part of <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1223083814_0>PokerStars</SPAN>' robot player
    detection and prevention system, known as a CAPTCHA. CAPTCHA is an
    acronym for &quot;<SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1223083814_1>Completely</SPAN> Automated Public <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1223083814_2>Turing Test</SPAN> to tell Computers
    and Humans Apart&quot;.

    This system helps ensure that PokerStars is as free of &quot;bots&quot; as we can
    make it. The system has been designed such that most players will
    experience a CAPTCHA very rarely so as not to be intrusive upon your
    game play. The exact criteria for who receives a CAPTCHA and when
    cannot be divulged.

    We ask for your cooperation in completing the CAPTCHA whenever it is
    presented to you, in order to help protect the integrity and security of
    our games here on PokerStars. Failure to complete the CAPTCHA when
    prompted may subject your account to unnecessary further CAPTCHAs or
    more careful scrutiny of your account.

    Good luck in your games, and thank you for playing on PokerStars.

    Regards,

    Andrew
    PokerStars Support Team
     
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  17. too many porn sites IMO
     
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  18.  
    Originally Posted by creekhouse View Post

    too many porn sites IMO

    This
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  19. i mean your telling me they cant come up with a better word than hoecakes lol...i mean i havent ran this bad in forever then they randomly send me the word HOECAKES and want me to type it in and think its real lol..well im glad its not my computer...thanks for the help
     
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  20. it's not a word, it's random letters, next time you get it, it'll be different
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  21. its random words. i guess hoecake is a word lol. or a hilarious insult. just be thankful they didnt write 'DONKEY'
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  22. lol it should have been DONKEY..thats how i feel nowdays..sigh..
     
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  23. hahahhaha classic
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  24. Its a real word just type it into any search engine. It appears to be a type of delicious cake, not exactly sure what it has to do with a hoe but im sure you could figure it out if you research it.
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  25. WAS AN EASY MARK

    WAS FUN

    SFO

    ANTIVIRUS PROTECTION FTW
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  26.  
    Originally Posted by HOECAKES View Post

    WAS AN EASY MARK

    WAS FUN

    SFO

    ANTIVIRUS PROTECTION FTW

    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLL
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  27. This thread is not getting nearly enough love. This should be epic.

    HOECAKES is my new favorite P5er.
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  28. they might as well have asked him to type in 'BITCHTITS'
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  29.  
    Originally Posted by DWilliams View Post

     
    Originally Posted by wandigo View Post

     
    Originally Posted by DWilliams View Post

    HOECAKES?

    Man...thats funny

    LMAO TO FUNNY MADE MY NIGHT :)
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  30. Hoecakes are not so good for me, they taste like syphillis.
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