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22nd Aug '16 9:28:32 PM MsChibi
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* They don't have anything to say: Often spamming is a simple result of people lacking a good internal censor and simply disgorging the first meaningless phrase that enters their heads. This is the most common form of spamming and can involve everything from the insipid habit of the first person to reply to a thread posting nothing but "UsefulNotes/FirstPost" to the hated MeToo. Either way, it's the forum equivalent of a half-empty can of diet coke.

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* They don't have anything to say: Often spamming is [[HanlonsRazor a simple result of people lacking a good internal censor and simply disgorging the first meaningless phrase that enters their heads.heads]]. This is the most common form of spamming and can involve everything from the insipid habit of the first person to reply to a thread posting nothing but "UsefulNotes/FirstPost" to the hated MeToo. Either way, it's the forum equivalent of a half-empty can of diet coke.
22nd Aug '16 9:25:02 PM MsChibi
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* PostCount raising: Most message boards will record your number of posts and a person's post count is often a sign of how active they are in the community. Therefore, a person who wants to appear more active than they really are will make a large number of junk posts to artificially increase their number. Most message boards refer to this as "post count whoring" and actively discourage it, but it is still a common occurrence on many boards. On some forums linked with certain websites, desirable content is only available to those who have more than a certain post count.

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* PostCount raising: Most message boards will record your number of posts and a person's post count is often a sign of how active they are in the community. Therefore, a person who wants to appear more active than they really are will [[AstroTurf make a large number of junk posts to artificially increase their number.number]]. Most message boards refer to this as "post count whoring" and actively discourage it, but it is still a common occurrence on many boards. On some forums linked with certain websites, desirable content is only available to those who have more than a certain post count.
6th Jan '16 6:20:34 PM Jake
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* ''Freedom(TM)'', the sequel to ''Literature/{{Daemon}}'', takes a brief moment out from the main plot to portray the brutal, [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle-style]] VigilanteExecution of several men running an email spam server out of a rented office. This was presumably a bit of AuthorAppeal at work, as Daniel Suarez's day job is computer security.
11th Dec '15 1:11:35 PM MarkLungo
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-> ''Warning: This is without a doubt the most depraved, foul, insidious and malevolent of all possible evil professions. If you choose this job you will be hated by good [[EvenEvilHasStandards and evil-doers alike]], becoming the lowest of all possible lows, with vigilantes hunting you and entire religions springing up devoted to your destruction. And not without good reason.''

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-> ''Warning: ->''"Warning: This is without a doubt the most depraved, foul, insidious and malevolent of all possible evil professions. If you choose this job you will be hated by good [[EvenEvilHasStandards and evil-doers alike]], becoming the lowest of all possible lows, with vigilantes hunting you and entire religions springing up devoted to your destruction. And not without good reason.''



-> ''Now get away from me.''

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-> ''Now get away from me.''
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* They don't have anything to say: Often spamming is a simple result of people lacking a good internal censor and simply disgorging the first meaningless phrase that enters their heads. This is the most common form of spamming and can involve everything from the insipid habit of the first person to reply to a thread posting nothing but "FirstPost" to the hated MeToo. Either way, it's the forum equivalent of a half-empty can of diet coke.

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* They don't have anything to say: Often spamming is a simple result of people lacking a good internal censor and simply disgorging the first meaningless phrase that enters their heads. This is the most common form of spamming and can involve everything from the insipid habit of the first person to reply to a thread posting nothing but "FirstPost" "UsefulNotes/FirstPost" to the hated MeToo. Either way, it's the forum equivalent of a half-empty can of diet coke.



* {{Loudness}}'s 2006 song "Don't Spam Me" is a rant about spammers and spam e-mail.

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* {{Loudness}}'s Music/{{Loudness}}'s 2006 song "Don't Spam Me" is a rant about spammers and spam e-mail.



12th Nov '14 10:39:59 AM Willbyr
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!!Examples in fiction:
* [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2005-06-23 This]] comic by ''{{Nodwick}}'''s author.
* [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-25 This]] storyline in ''AngbandTalesFromThePit''.

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!!Examples in fiction:
* [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2005-06-23 This]] comic by ''{{Nodwick}}'''s author.
* [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-25 This]] storyline in ''AngbandTalesFromThePit''.
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* VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution features spam as an inbox item. The spam even appears in secret black-ops networks.
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* VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' features spam as an inbox item. The spam even appears in secret black-ops networks.
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* [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2005-06-23 This]] comic by ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'''s author.
* [[http://angband.calamarain.net/view.php?date=2006-08-25 This]] storyline in ''Webcomic/AngbandTalesFromThePit''.

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13th Feb '14 7:04:55 PM RevolutionStone
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Note that sometimes a spammer is actually TheShill or SockPuppet in disguise. Therefore, it is a good idea to totally ignore all spammers, just to be safe.

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Note that sometimes a spammer is actually TheShill or SockPuppet in disguise. Therefore, it is a good idea to totally ignore all spammers, just to be safe.
safe. Unfortunately, a website called Social Toaster is encouraging fans of various musicians and artists to spam for them in ways that haven't been seen in a long time, creating fandom armies of unwitting (or in some cases thoroughly willing) human spam bots.
13th Oct '13 2:32:18 AM RevolutionStone
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* VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution features spam as an inbox item. The spam even appears in secret black-ops networks.
21st Jun '13 7:21:43 PM ChaoticBrain
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-> ''Warning: This is without a doubt the most depraved, foul, insidious and malevolent of all possible evil professions. If you choose this job you will be hated by good and evil-doers alike, becoming the lowest of all possible lows, with vigilantes hunting you and entire religions springing up devoted to your destruction. And not without good reason.''
-> ''You will need: "Special $200 CD with email addresses lifted from USENET! All completely legal! Really!"''
-> ''Also required: Overall worthlessness, wretched stench, complete and utter lameness, heart of darkness, unending depravity, lack of a soul, I.Q. the equivalent of pond scum, and the charm of a three-day-dead rat left festering in the sun that even the maggots won't touch because it's so goddamn ugly and repulsive.''
-> ''We won't actually go into the details of this job as it's far too disgusting, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even for us]]. Nevertheless, as a spammer you will now honestly be able to say your downfall from humanity is complete, that your eternal damnation is assured and that none exist who can surpass you in vileness.''

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-> ''Warning: This is without a doubt the most depraved, foul, insidious and malevolent of all possible evil professions. If you choose this job you will be hated by good [[EvenEvilHasStandards and evil-doers alike, alike]], becoming the lowest of all possible lows, with vigilantes hunting you and entire religions springing up devoted to your destruction. And not without good reason.''
-> ''You will need: "Special $200 CD with email addresses lifted from USENET! [[FellOffTheBackOfATruck All completely legal! Really!"''
Really!]]"''
-> ''Also required: Overall worthlessness, wretched stench, complete and utter lameness, [[Literature/HeartOfDarkness heart of darkness, darkness]], unending depravity, [[TheSoulless lack of a soul, soul]], [[ImprobablyLowIQ I.Q. the equivalent of pond scum, scum]], and the charm of a three-day-dead rat left festering in the sun that even the maggots won't touch because it's so goddamn ugly and repulsive.''
-> ''We won't actually go into the details of this job [[YouDoNOTWantToKnow as it's far too disgusting, [[EvenEvilHasStandards disgusting]], even for us]].us. Nevertheless, as a spammer you will now honestly be able to say your downfall from humanity is complete, that your eternal damnation is assured and that none exist who can surpass you in vileness.''
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