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« on: August 15, 2007, 07:07:03 AM »
I just deleted some spam on BP that got through the filter. There's some pretty tricky stuff out there. They make similar comments on a whack of posts, in the hopes that some get through. The comment is neutral, along the lines of  'I don't entirely agree with this article, NAME OF ARTICLE, but I guess I need more information'. The commenter's name is a link to whatever they're pushing, pron, drugs, etc.

The most recent one spammed 30 or so posts and two got through. Well, until I deleted them.

Beats me how this can be worth any energy or time, however miniscule. Unless it's very well worth the time to anti-spam programmers.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 07:12:07 AM »
There are programs that do this. There isn't a mind on the other end. But you knew that.

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 07:20:35 AM »
Yeah, I knew that. But somebody has to think these things up, then keep tweaking them as the anti-spam programs catch on. Computers have to run them, electricity is wasted on them. For what? The odds of anyone actually buying anything must be astronomical.

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007, 07:33:36 AM »
These places are often paid per click, so think of the millions of people who receive spam, sometimes they are clicked accidentally, sometimes there are people who really do want to see 16 year old lesbians with dicks (that was part of a spam on my blog, no shit)

So if you figure even one percent of all the internet users click whether because they want to or accidentally, it's still a large number.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 07:38:39 AM »
One per cent is a lot, I guess. But what tiny percentage of them actually buy anything? It just doesn't make sense to me.

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007, 09:55:14 AM »
Considering that I saw a penis enlargement infomercial during the Daily Show late last night, I do think that they do actually make a lot of money.  It's mind-boggling, but they do.

The infomercial was surreal.  The product was named like it was made for spam.  Something like EnLarGE, except not.  And they couldn't say "penis", so they kept saying, with very obvious attempts at wryness, "a certain male part."

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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2007, 10:03:49 AM »
I got this spam comment on my blog just now. It made me laugh so I thought I'd share.

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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 03:11:10 AM »
This isn't from my blog, but from my inbox.  I do not like it at all.

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are waiting to work on your product idea.
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Click Here to Submit your Idea

In July 2006 Davison was awarded two prestigious Industrial Design Excellence Awards from the Industrial Design Society of America for The BikeBoard and The Hover Creeper. Awards were announced in the July 10, 2006 issue of BusinessWeek Magazine.


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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 03:20:01 AM »
I saw their web site.  They claim that "Inventionmen are the men and women of Davison..."

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2010, 10:03:00 AM »
Does anyone else have this problem?

When I try to comment on some blogs through google I am told they do not recognize my password - I do not exist.

Non-existence being a bummer I try to apply the "forgot your password' function to be told I rully, truly do not exist.  8)

So I go off to the apply for a password and then am told that I most definitely do exist, but am an irksome little fucker and should not bother them with my picayune problems - find a life!  :o

Any other folks out there is blogistan that have an existence/non-existence problem? Any find a life? Any hints?
 
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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2010, 10:07:01 AM »
I've had problems with my blogger/google account password before, including when I've tried to reset it. I find it very frustrating and usually just go with name/url if that's an option, which it isn't always.

 

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