Am i the only one who receives this?

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It has 87 votes, and the other ads also start with the real vote count and then concatenates what seems to be a random string (but I suspect it's not random)

Edit: Aparently it was the user IDs of the people who posted the ads

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    At a glance, those strings look to me like times in hhmmss format. Mar 3, 2010 at 16:05
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    @Dominic: I'm curious to know what kind of clock you use. For the format to be hhmmss, you're saying that 14:03:81 is a valid time. :) Mar 4, 2010 at 17:40
  • @Michael - excellent point. I was looking at the link balpha posted, where many of the numbers under the ads are valid times. Now I look closer, a whole load aren't. Oops. Mar 4, 2010 at 19:03
  • Those were the user IDs of the people who posted the ads, but it seems to be fixed now.
    – mmyers
    Mar 8, 2010 at 23:11
  • @Michael - Dominic must be using decimal time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_time Mar 16, 2010 at 6:21

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