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August 18, 2007

A Dark Day at B4B: Spammers Delenda Est

Filed under: Open Thread,Spam — Psycheout @ 3:05 pm

Spam Delenda EstAfter some 400 or more spam today (in the last few hours), a dark day is approaching and it may befall (or befoul) us today. That day is when the number of spam comments overtakes the number of legitimate comments.

Although I agree with Sam Brownback that all life is sacred, there is a limit to how much scum and villainy I can take. I am human. I am imperfect.

Urge To Kill RisingSpammers should be subject to very long prison sentences or even the death penalty. I have been forced to abandon several email accounts because hundreds of spam per day is not a battle I want to wage. It’s just not worth it.

Perhaps after a number of spammers are caned, imprisoned or beheaded the tide will at last be stemmed.

As of this post there are 505 posts, 11,318 comments, 11,271 spam comments. I cannot abide spam comments that link to porn sites, car part sites and viagra and cialis sites. Those behind this endless wave of garbage need to be killed. There seems to be no other solution. A final solution to spam must be implemented.

Discuss.

NOTE: B4B readers are spared the deluge of spam because the entire B4B team filters this garbage out. If you were subjected to the daily influx of sewage in our comment threads you too would be screaming for blood.

NOTE 2: The count of spam comments went to 11,511 during the writing of this post. The dark day has arrived.

NOTE 3: To get a taste of the kind of crap we get from spammers on a daily basis read the comments on our spam policy page. I have been compiling a list of the stupidest spam that we have been assaulted with (links removed of course).

— Psycheout

18 Comments »

  1. I agree! Here’s a great link to free viaggra! Please do not hold a harm.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 18, 2007 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

  2. Spammers should be subject to very long prison sentences or even the death penalty. I have been forced to abandon several email accounts because hundreds of spam per day is not a battle I want to wage. It’s just not worth it.

    I can understand you there. Really. ALthough I think it´d be enough to simple penalise spammers by denying them the permission to ever enter the internet again. Think about it, no costly prison term, no costly execution, problem still solved.

    The other problem is that most spammers are operating from countries were the US have no jurisdiction whatsoever. And sending some kind of special forces after them would be kinda waste.

    Comment by PG — August 18, 2007 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

  3. Perhaps an international treaty of understanding that spammers deserve harsh punishment would help, PG.

    You see, I don’t mind you being here. We may not agree most of the time, but we can argue back and forth. That is a good thing. There’s no arguing with automated spam. The perpetrators of this atrocious garbage need to be prosecuted and killed.

    There is a difference between email and comment spam. Email spam from Nigeria is the worst. Perhaps Nigeria needs to be bombed off the face of the earth.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 18, 2007 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

  4. Thanks. And see, Psyche, I share your opinion about spamming. (E-Mail-Spam, I HATE it!) I just think it would be enough to simply outlaw spammers from the internet. Block their mail accounts and stuff. Or block computers running those posting machines. Would most likely be much cheaper and easier to accomplish. Executing or imprisoning all and every spammer is something I don´t want my taxes to be wasted for if there´s such an easier, less costly solution.

    Comment by PG — August 18, 2007 @ 4:39 pm | Reply

  5. So Psycheout, it would seem that your position was this – ‘spam from Nigeria – bomb [it] from the face of the earth … politically motivated killings and human trafficking … uh, why, no worries.’

    That is disgusting. Genocide, just because someone annoys you?

    Comment by Interpreted — August 18, 2007 @ 4:48 pm | Reply

  6. I like the way you’re deriving your system for dealing with spam from Shari’a punishments. Classy touch that, especially as a while ago you were considering exterminating Muslims ‘for being against our civilisation’.

    Also, does it worry anyone that Psycheout is using YMNTD logos? We’ll be seeing spengbabs next.

    Comment by Interpreted — August 18, 2007 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

  7. Interpreted, ever heard of hyperbole? Look into it sometime, clown.

    And wth is YMNTD? Do you mean YTMND?

    Comment by Psycheout — August 18, 2007 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

  8. And wth is YMNTD? Do you mean YTMND?

    Yeah, that.

    Interpreted, ever heard of hyperbole? Look into it sometime, clown.

    Listen to what you are saying, before dismissing:

    Perhaps Nigeria needs to be bombed off the face of the earth.

    Comment by Interpreted — August 18, 2007 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

  9. So you still don’t know what hyperbole is, do you? Peh.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 18, 2007 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

  10. Oh, so it was just exaggeration for effect when you considered genocide? Just having a laugh? I wasn’t amused.

    Comment by Interpreted — August 18, 2007 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

  11. I agree that spam is really annoying, and I’ve had to abandon email accounts myself. But saying we should kill all spammers or sentence them to prison isn’t really… sane. I think there should be a punishment for it, seeing as how it’s annoying as hell, but doesn’t constitute death or prison (well, maybe prison for mass spamming after fines and other warning things).
    Also, did you know that spammers get your email adress through sites you’ve registered to that give out your email? My father gets those viagra and cialis ones too. That’s ’cause Amazon sold their customer’s email, though. Anyway, what I’m equivocating is that maybe this or some other site did that to you.

    Comment by neutronnate — August 18, 2007 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

  12. Yes, nn, I’m aware of all that. And do not feel tempted EVER to respond to email spam. A lot of times they will give you an email address to request being taken off their mailing list.

    Do not be fooled. That’s just an attempt to verify your email address as being legit. Spammers circulate and sell cds full of email addresses. They have programs that run through millions of combinations of letters and numbers to get that crap into your email box. NEVER REPLY!

    This post was an exercise in hyperbole. To be perfectly honest, I am not an advocate of the death penalty. I was angry and have been for a long time about spam and comment spam. The heavy hammer of the law does need to be smacked upon these people who take advantage of the open nature of the internet in general and blogs and email in particular. That’s really all I’m saying. And it is sad that more spammers have commented than actual humans here at B4B.

    B4B does not and never will sell your email address to these sick bastards. Nor do we now nor ever will accept advertising on our site. If you like what you read here, you are welcome to visit our store. That’s it.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 18, 2007 @ 5:39 pm | Reply

  13. Oh, so it was just exaggeration for effect when you considered genocide? Just having a laugh? I wasn’t amused.

    Well, hooray for you! Do you feel superior now? Moron.

    During this pointless conversation we got another 43 spam comments.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 18, 2007 @ 5:41 pm | Reply

  14. Well, hooray for you! Do you feel superior now? Moron.

    It’s not about me – it’s the fact that there is such a thing as going too far.

    [Ed Note: You are such a poor excuse for a concern troll. I bet you’re a real fun guy to be around. Apparently you don’t know jack.]

    Comment by Interpreted — August 18, 2007 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

  15. So you’re going with the ‘Ha! Mass-murder is funny! Ha!’ school of though? Hardly surprising.

    Comment by Interpreted — August 18, 2007 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  16. Also, you don’t really seem to know what a concern troll is.

    A concern troll is a pseudonym created by a user whose point of view is opposed to the one his/her sockpuppet claims to hold.

    [Ed Note: You’re boring us to death, jack. Stop. Please. Stop.]

    Comment by Interpreted — August 18, 2007 @ 6:28 pm | Reply

  17. I know not to respond to those emails, but thanks anyway. Wow! We actually agree on something. At least that’s a good thing! And I understand that you said those things because you were angry. I do that, too🙂
    Also, I would like to humbly suggest that Ed Note shut his mouth if all he has to offer are biased comments that are completely irrelevant. You’re supposed to be monitoring the system, not insulting its users. Thanks!

    Comment by neutronnate — August 19, 2007 @ 11:34 am | Reply

  18. Oooh! Wow… it changes a colon and a parenthesis to🙂 !!!!! Fancy…

    Comment by neutronnate — August 19, 2007 @ 6:27 pm | Reply


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