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Spam questions

2008-06-12 16:45:56.983835+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

I've got two questions brought up by spam: First, who the heck is "Moses Fulk"? Second, given the avalanche of high quality pictures of scantily clad people on the net, why would a spam advertiser steal something from a magazine scan so bad I can see the moiré pattern?

On the other hand, I've actually read a few of the comment threads over on SFGate recently and... well... maybe the world really is that stupid.

[ related topics: Spam Consumerism and advertising ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-13 03:12:16.873066+00 by: spc476

Wow Dan, your Google-fu is strong. I do a Moses Fulk and the top result is Flutterby. While I get the occasional link-exchange request in email from time to time, I'd hate to think how many you get.

And the only reason I can think of for the second question is that stupidity knows no bounds.

Or is that ignorance?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-06-13 21:05:30.465284+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, that's what blows me away: I see that name in a good bit of the spam that gets through bogofilter, and yet Googling it shows almost nothing.

As for link exchange requests, I've trained Bogofilter to deal with them appropriately...