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Exposing Spammers For All They're Worth

timothy posted more than 12 years ago | from the next-time-up-the-rates dept.

Spam 548

llywrch points out this interesting story at Art & Farces in which a "guy fights spammers by occasionally sending an email telling the spammer to leave him alone or he'll bill for time & services. Some take him off their mailing list, some pay the bill, but most don't respond . . . except one guy who was so incensed at receiving this invoice he had his lawyers send a threatening note. Makes it easier for Fraase to collect on his invoice."

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548 comments

Anus (-1)

Klerck (213193) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583468)

I'll just expose my anus [goatse.cx] , instead.

Mod parent down! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583634)

That picture [goatse.cx] is not really of his anus!!!

Anal plagarism!

Re:Anus (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583687)

havent you heard the goatse ip address? its 209.242.124.241/goat

Actually do something and I'll be impressed (5, Interesting)

evilviper (135110) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583472)

Empty threats are nice... but until large numbers of people go to court to fight against spammers, well, you lie in the bed you've made (or have done nothing to stop).

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (1)

WickedClean (230550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583491)

You know what I found interesting is just how many people's address books I am in. I found this out during the FunLove thing when I was getting emails from people I'd never heard of before. Spam list compilers, perhaps? I wouldn't be suprised.

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (2, Funny)

Gabey (18874) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583500)

Remember that that virus also went through people's web caches looking for email addresses as well...so if you have yours on your website, it'll appear that you're more popular than you actually are ;>

Don't feel bad, I got my hopes up to when all these people started asking my advice on documents.

-gps

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (5, Informative)

Overcoat (522810) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583526)

Wahington State went after spammers. The state was the first to pass anti-spamming legislation. More info here: http://www.wa.gov/ago/clearinghouse/consumer/junke mail/home.html [wa.gov]

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (5, Interesting)

AntiNorm (155641) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583609)

Wahington State went after spammers. The state was the first to pass anti-spamming legislation.

And many states have followed suit. Check spamlaws.com [spamlaws.com] to see if your state (or country) is on the list.

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (5, Insightful)

dytin (517293) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583559)

Legislation is not what we need to stop spammers. The real problem is that spammers actually make money off of spamming us. There are enough dumb people out there that actually buy crap from the spammers. Just quietly delete all of you spam, and when spammers stop making money then they will eventually stop. Or if you don't want spam, just don't use email.

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583579)

What help will it be if we the "smart people" don't buy from spammers? We already don't but the "dumb people" do so the money flow will remain unchanged.

I'd prefer legislation against spam so that marketers can still sell to "dumb people" through classic methods like infomercials, home shopping networks, and advertisements in tabloid magazines.

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (5, Insightful)

Jace of Fuse! (72042) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583611)

I hate spam, but I don't really think the government should be getting involved. They take enough liberties away from us. If they make more crap illegal then it'll be turned around and used against otherwise normal activity and pretty soon we'll have tons of law telling us what we can and can not do with the internet.

The only law that I think should be allowed concerns the requirement of those doing business on the net do so with full disclosure. If someone is going to mass e-mail they should not be allowed to misrepresent their e-mail address or host of origin. I consider that forgery and it should be punished as such.

Not only does it make finding those guilty of the forgery difficult to act against, but it also makes it hard to trust them enough to do business with them. It's for this reason that I do not do business with spammers. It's not enough that the products they are trying to sell to people are about totally worthless, but if you add to that the fact that they can't even tell you who they really are then one can only wonder who the hell WOULD want to do business with them in the first place.

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (4, Interesting)

fmaxwell (249001) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583683)

I hate spam, but I don't really think the government should be getting involved. They take enough liberties away from us. If they make more crap illegal then it'll be turned around and used against otherwise normal activity and pretty soon we'll have tons of law telling us what we can and can not do with the internet.

Drop the Republican anti-government hate mongering. The federal government passed a law against junk faxes years ago and it hasn't lead to the confiscation of fax machines, innocent people being fined or jailed, or any violation of anyone's liberties. The law simply recognized that junk faxes, like e-mail spam, cost the recipients. In the case of faxes, the costs include toner and paper while spam e-mail costs include higher ISP fees to cover the cost of bandwidth, storage, and the salaries of the abuse department personnel.

The only law that I think should be allowed concerns the requirement of those doing business on the net do so with full disclosure. If someone is going to mass e-mail they should not be allowed to misrepresent their e-mail address or host of origin.

Your time isn't worth anything, is it? Well mine is and I don't want to have to wade through multiple spams per day. I don't want to have to opt-out 20 times a day. I want to be able to use a pager to tell me when I receive e-mail -- and not have it go off every two minutes because some loser sent me spam. It's my e-mail. I've paid for it, and no spammer has a right to use it for his advertising.

Collect calls from telemarketers are illegal. Junk faxes are illegal. E-mail spam should also be illegal.

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (1)

Twanfox (185252) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583588)

Spammers never needed email before to 'get the message out'. It's called Direct Marketing for snail mail. Buy a product once, you go in their database. Periodically, whenever some new 'deal' comes out, no matter what your fealings are on the store, they feel compelled to issue you out a letter/flyer/etc informing you of what great new products they have just for you!

Email just makes it easier, and harder to trace back, if you know what you're doing.

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (5, Insightful)

hashinclude (192717) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583613)

Spammers never needed email before to 'get the message out'. It's called Direct Marketing for snail mail. Buy a product once, you go in their database. Periodically, whenever some new 'deal' comes out, no matter what your fealings are on the store, they feel compelled to issue you out a letter/flyer/etc informing you of what great new products they have just for you!

Actually if you look at Snail mail and Email, it costs a lot more to send a snail mail (print it out onto flyers, use envelopes, put appropriate postage on the envelope (so that the whole deal looks appealing), and create mailing lables to send the whole thing to.

With Email, it just has to be addressed to a mailing list (or a spam software given a list of addresses) and the *ENTIRE* message is put out. The whole thing turns out to be at least 100 times chepaer (in terms of efficiency, money, everything).

Email spam is just more efficient, and therefore more far reaching.

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (1)

Twanfox (185252) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583682)

Whatever costs are involved between Direct Marketing and Email spam tend to be only barely relevent. Spam is literally unwanted solicitations. I don't recall ever signing up for Direct Marketing ads to be shipped to my mailbox. I don't seem to recall ever agreeing to receipt of 5-6 credit card offers a week. While they do tend to provide me a good laugh, they all wind up in the garbage.

Spam is spam is spam. Email, direct mail, or telepathy. Unwanted advertisements are just that, unwanted. Personally, I'd like to see something done about spam that includes direct mail as well, since direct mail has one added problem associated with it. Large expendature of limited resources on the hope of a 10-20% return.

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (2)

Znork (31774) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583685)

Eh, well, that reminds me of a (salon?) article a year or so ago. Do you know how many of the spammails where you cannot in any way give them money however much you try?

I mean, yes, there are loads of dumb people available, but those dumb people actually have to be able to find out where to send the money.

Of course, that says loads about how smart those spammers are...

Re:Actually do something and I'll be impressed (2)

Micah (278) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583647)

You know, you're probably right. Spam IS theft -- theft of service and time -- and should be treated as such.

I was raised thinking that sueing is "bad" and I have always detested the way many in our society are so litigeous. But spam is making me just mad enough that I think I'd be willing to jump in that game if there's any chance i could win.

I hope not... (5, Insightful)

Tom7 (102298) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583681)


I think it'd be a big step backwards if we went to court and somehow got laws against this stuff. It's fun to mess with these guys, who are obviously assholes, but I don't think it's a good idea to encourage legislative regulation of the internet. Think: CDA I, II, DMCA, ....

Spam is just not that bad! If you set up your e-mail client properly and don't publish your e-mail address, it's hardly noticeable. Still, I'd rather press 'd' six times per day than have my email regulated by the government.

Your account is seriously past due... (2, Funny)

rela (531062) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583476)

Ha, I just wish I could have seen their faces...someone didn't back down in fear!

third post! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583477)

third is turd!

Spammers (2, Interesting)

WickedClean (230550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583478)

Speaking of spammers, I have gotten more junk mail this past month, trying to trick me into changing registrars for a couple of domains that expire in November and December. I have gotten 4 different letters from Register.com, as well as about a half dozen emails from Register.com or their affiliates. I had always thought they were a big company and above sending spam, but I guessed wrong.

One thing I would like to see is to make it illegal for these so-called 'companies' to sell mailing lists. They are selling people's personal information! I know, I know - wishful thinking....

Re:Spammers (2)

OmegaDan (101255) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583535)

I've gotten these same emails and snail mails, they're definatley not cool ...

interestingly enuf last year I registered a set of com/net/org domains for a project and got a phone call at my home from some business wanting to sell me their web services cuz they "noticed" I registered these domains ...

Re:Spammers (1)

psychalgia (457201) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583589)

registrars need simply to access whois.net to get these mailing lists...the sale of your information is not necessary, you provided it for free to the entire world on registration.

Re:Spammers (1)

debolaz (526572) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583670)

You ought to see my mailbox, 70% of all spam there is from VeriSign (Network Solutions).

Re:Registrars and Spammers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583678)

I seem to have got an awful amount of spam lately to an account I pretty much only use to register domains... I don't have a publicly viewable, unmangled version of this address anywhere I can see (whois, nslookup, etc) but still the spam comes...

I'm hestitant to draw conclusions but does anyone else see this?

Maybe he should also bill the lawyers also (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583479)

for the time they wasted too!

Exposing CmdrTaco for all he's worth (-1)

WeatherTroll (529760) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583482)

This is an important warning to all slashdotters. CmdrTaco has been luring people (mainly underage males) into the slashdot compound to eat his "special taco".

You may be wondering what CmdrTaco's "special taco" is. You will be wishing that you hadn't been wondering after you finish reading his post. To make his "special taco", CmdrTaco takes a taco shell and shits on it. He then adds lettuce, jacks off on the taco, and adds a compound to make the person who eats the taco unconcious. Of course, the compound does not make the person unconcous until the taco is fully eaten. Thus CmdrTaco force feeds the taco to the unsuspecting victim.

After the victim is unconcous, he is held against his will and used for CmdrTaco's nefarious sexual purposes. This includes shoving taco shells up the victim's ass, taco snotting, and getting JonKatz involved. Trust me, you do not want JonKatz anywhere near your unconcious body. Also, rumor has it CmdrTaco is looking for a new goatse.cx guy. Don't let it be you!!!!!

Please, if CmdrTaco offers you his "special taco", RUN LIKE HELL!!!!!!!!

Re:Exposing CmdrTaco for all he's worth (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583508)

What the hell is "taco snotting"?

Taco Snotting really "Donkey Punching" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583525)

Taco shotting is really donkey punching, a feat I've seen performed upon unsuspecting hose monsters.. . :-)

Re: What the hell is "taco snotting"? (-1)

George WIPO Bush (308209) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583553)

THE OFFICIAL TACO-SNOTTING FAQ [slashdot.org]
By The WIPO Troll [slashdot.org] , $Revision: 1.9 $

What is "Taco-snotting?"

"Taco-snotting" is a term used by one
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda [cmdrtaco.net] , owner of the popular technology website Slashdot [slashdot.org] , to refer to the practice of sucking the penis of a homosexual man (or unwilling heterosexual; CmdrTaco doesn't care, and is rumored to actually prefer rape) and blowing the semen back out his nose onto his partner's (or victim's) face or body. Usually a long, bubbly stream of milky-white semen is left on CmdrTaco's face, dribbling out of his nose, down his cheek: hence the term, "Taco-snotting."

Good Lord. And what is a "Circle-snot"?

A "circle-snot" is a Taco-snotting
circle-jerk, another practice common among homosexual geeks. This is when CmdrTaco, CowboiKneel [yahoo.com] , and Homos get together and Taco-snot each other repeatedly with their gooey, hot, and sticky cum -- spooging their dicks all over each other's faces and pasty-white bodies until they're all covered head to toe with man juice. Roblowme usually provides plenty of extra lubricant; he owns a limo service and has ample supplies of motor oil and axle grease.
To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie often join in, dressed in black Gestapo uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves. The whole group then proceeds to snot each other's spunk and whip each other's pudgy asses with riding crops and chains until their pasty-white geek bodies are sweaty and exhausted from all the passionate, homosexual revelry.

Ewwwww. Why have I been receiving emails from CmdrTaco asking me if he can Taco-snot me?

I'm guessing you've received an email similar to the following:
From: malda@slashdot.org [mailto]
To: wipotroll@hotmail.com
Subject: Hey, baby - jion me in a taco-snott! :)

Hey, baby!

Ever done a taco-snotting with anothar fellow geek? Its more fun then trolling Slashdot, trust me! all that talk you troll with about homasexual incest and stuff got me all horny and hot for you! Is it serius? Please tell me that itt is! If you want to get with me and my Slashdot bois, drop me an emale!

ps- Please replie to me at horny_rob_6969@hotmail.com. I'd rather the guys at VA Linux are not seen this. :) :)

--
CmdrTaco (malda@slashdot.org [mailto] )
You most likely forgot to uncheck the "Willing to Taco-snot" checkbox in your account preferences. Whenever CmdrTaco gets bored (and who wouldn't, running a site like Slashdot all day), he roams through the Slashdot database, penis in hand, looking for people who might enjoy being Taco-snotted. How he determines this is anyone's guess; but if you have a homosexual-sounding nickname, you're in trouble. So this time, he found you. Lucky you.
CmdrTaco has probably already got the hots for your wad, and he's probably already been lurking outside your bathroom window for weeks with a camera, some tissues and lube. There's no escaping a geek in heat, so it's probably too late for you, but you can possibly rectify this situation. To remove yourself from CmdrTaco's sights, log into your Slashdot account, go to your user page, click on
Messages, and uncheck the box next to "Willing to Taco-snot." Maybe he'll ignore you. Probably not.

I can't stop receiving these emails from CmdrTaco!?

Probably not. If you indulge him in a Taco-snot or two, he
might leave you alone. You might also want to look into mail filtering, restraining orders, or purchasing a heavy, blunt object capable of warding off rampaging homosexual geeks in heat. Trust me, when they charge... oh, the humanity. If he gets you, and you let him Taco-snot you, he might end up tying you up in his basement to use you as his sex slave for the rest of your life (or until he accidentally drowns you in spunk in a circle-snot).

Have you ever been Taco-Snotted?

Unfortunately, yes. I first met CmdrTaco at an
Open Source Convention [yahoo.com] . He invited me back to his room for a game of Quake, but when I got to there, he jumped me and tied me to his bed, stripping me. After taking his "Commander" out of his pants, Mr. Taco made me suck the withered, little thing several times. He then performed his vile Taco-snotting ritual on me three times over the next two hours, bringing me to orgasm after sweaty, mind-numbing orgasm... then he snotted my own milky-white jizz back onto my face, into my mouth, then again on my exposed belly.
CmdrTaco invited several of his Open Source (or rather, "Open Sauce" -- man sauce) buddies over to continue the twisted snotfest. Linux Torvalds
raped my ass [yahoo.com] with his "monolithic kernel [yahoo.com] ," and Anal Cox used his "network stack" in a multitude of unspeakable ways on and in every orifice in my defenseless body.
How did you finally escape, you ask? After about 16 hours of countless homosexual atrocities perpetrated against my restrained body, they all finally went to sleep on top of me, sweat-soaked and exhausted. I was left there, covered in bubbly, translucent jizz-snot, chained to the bed, with half a dozen fat, pasty-white fags lying around and on top of me. Fortunately the spooge coating my flesh worked wonderfully as a lubricant; I was able to squirm my way out of the handcuffs and slip out the back door. I'm just glad I survived the ordeal. These geeks had a lot of built-up spunk in their wads -- I could've easily been drowned!

That's horrible. Does "Taco-snotting" have anything to do with CmdrTaco's "special taco"?

No, that's a different disgusting perversion CmdrTaco indulges himself in. CmdrTaco is usually not satisfied with merely snotting your own jizz back onto your face, he most often enjoys involving his own bodily fluids in his twisted games.
WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] has spent some time trying to educate the Slashdot readership about this vile practice (emphasis added):
You may be wondering what CmdrTaco's "special taco" is. You will be wishing that you hadn't been wondering after you finish reading this post. To make his "special taco", CmdrTaco takes a taco shell and
shits on it. He then adds lettuce, jacks off on the taco, and adds a compound to make the person who eats the taco unconscious. Of course, the compound does not make the person unconscious until the taco is fully eaten. Thus CmdrTaco force-feeds the taco to the unsuspecting victim.
After the victim is unconscious, he is held against his will and used for CmdrTaco's nefarious sexual purposes. This includes shoving taco shells up the victim's ass, Taco-snotting, and getting Jon Katz involved.
Completely different, yet no less revolting. It should be clear to you now that CmdrTaco is a very, very sick individual, as are most of the Slashdot editors.

Does Jon Katz get involved in any of this? I thought he was a paedophile, not a homosexual.

Actually, Jon Katz is a homosexual paedophile. He's also a coprophiliac, and, many suspect, a zoophile. Jon Katz is somewhat of a loner and doesn't involve himself in circle-snots. Mr. Katz usually engages in a game called "
Katz juicy-douching [yahoo.com] " with his harem of little-boy slaves: a vile practice which involves administering an enema to himself of the little boy's urine (forced out of them with a pair of pliers), spooging the vile muck from his ass back into the enema bag, then squirting and slathering the goo all over himself, and the little boy's chained-up and naked bodies. If he's in the mood, he will sometimes skip refilling the enema bag and just squirt it from his ass [yahoo.com] onto his boys. Unwilling boys are further tortured with the pliers until they comply and allow Mr. Katz to juicy-douche them for the rest of their lives.
As I already said, Mr. Katz is
also a zoophile. As if the sexual escapades with the helpless little boys aren't enough, Jon usually enjoys his juicy-douches best when his penis is firmly planted in a female goat's anus [yahoo.com] . He is also rumoured to get off on watching his little boys eat the goat's small, bean-like turds.

...Are you getting hard writing this?

Why, yes. :) Join me in a WIPO-snot? I promise I won't try and rape you or kidnap you and make you my sex slave or anything. I'm not like CmdrTaco or Mr. Katz; I only enjoy snotting on willing partners.

What's that screaming I hear coming from your basement?

Oh, that's just my little sister; I got her chained up down there. In fact, I just finished snotting all over her body. You should see her squirm when I spooge on her belly, lick it up, and snot it all over her face! She's such a feisty little 14 year-old bitch. Of
course she's my sex slave, she's my sister. What else would she be good for? So, join me in a WIPO-snot?

No, thanks. I'm already CmdrTaco's boi toi.

________________________________________
READER COMMENTS

  1. Digusting and Shameful (Score:-1)
    by egg troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 22:27 (#2582054 [slashdot.org] )

    Having masturbated *twice* to this post, I'm still incredibly aroused! Come over for a Taco Snot. I'll be wearing my crotchless Clifford the Big Red Dog outfit!!

    For more info check out this /. article [google.com]

  2. IMPROVE THE FAQ (Score:-1, Flamebait)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.18 12:03 (#2580822 [slashdot.org] )

    add more links to goatse and to cowboineal's site to make it better. a link to rotten.com would be nice too

    • Re:IMPROVE THE FAQ (Score:0)
      by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.18 12:18 (#2580832 [slashdot.org] )

      and a link to michael's site and to jon katz's site if he has one and homo's site. i dont know what else to say. maybe a few links to phallic.org they have nice penis pictures! a link to the planet quake site or whatever. really make the reader feel this faq really answers their questions. oh yeah, and when you talk about cmdrtaco snotting you, say he brought you to "orgasm after sweaty orgasm". describe it more is all i'm saying. and use more italics and bolding! and when you talk about jon katz shitting or whatever have a link to fecal japan on rotten.com

      other wise a great job wipo troll! keep up the good work!

  3. Re:CmdrTaco's filthy secret! (Score:-1)
    by Wil Wheaton [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 6:41 (#2580438 [slashdot.org] )

    Hi. Let's be buddies.. butt buddies.
    --
    WIL WHEATON DOT NET [wilwheaton.net]

  4. WIPO speaks the truth (Score:-1)
    by dead_puppy [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 5:33 (#2580342 [slashdot.org] )

    Here is an e-mail I received a week ago:

    From: malda@slashdot.org
    To: puppy_dead@hotmail.com
    Subject: were where you last friday? :(

    I thought we where supposed to meet at Backdoor's at 8-ish, sugar-lips? You could've at least told me that you could'nt make it! I was even in my favorite pink skirt for you, honey-cup... next time, you could be more considarite and tell me you cant come... bastard.

    --
    CmdrTaco (malda@slashdot.org)

    You finding Ling-Ling's [babysue.com] head?

  5. Taco snotting is WRONG!!! (Score:-1)
    by Big_Ass_Spork [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 4:53 (#2580300 [slashdot.org] )

    I do it wrong

    Laying here in the shadows of my room, I squint up at my love. My Ms. Portman. I am sore and tired after fucking her for eight solid hours. My chapped and aching dick is soaking in grits to relieve the pain. She gets on her knees and starts lapping the grits up out of the bowl. She places her beautiful hands on my penis and starts to lick the grits off my achy piece.

    Massaging my nutsack she....

    WAIT, I DO IT WRONG!!!!

    Yanking my dick out of her mouth I throw her to the ground and shove it in to her gaping freshly fisted ass. [goatse.cx]

    "OH BIG ASS SPORK!! Fuck my ass, fuck my ass good. DEEPER, my stallion, deeper!! Make a Beowulf cluster of sperm on my back!!"

    "Imagine a Beowulf cluster of this baby!"

    I DO IT WRONG!!!!

    ---
    All your Sporks are belong to Big_Ass_Spork! What you say?! All your Sporks are belo... forget it...

  6. Rob Malda Dead at age 25! (Score:-1)
    by j0nkatz [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.17 22:54 (#2579596 [slashdot.org] )

    I just heard some sad news on the radio -- famous queerbait Rob Malda was found dead in his Holland home this morning. The details were a bit hazy, but it seems that he drowned in jizz while Taco Snotting his friend Hemos. I'm sure everyone in the /. community will miss him -- even if you didn't enjoy his queer antics and boring ass website, there's no denying his contributions to the homosesual cultural development, particularly in the areas of Taco snotting. Truly an American icon.

    I wanna Open Source sex so it won't be worth a shit either.

  7. TACO-SNOTTING is really Donkey-Punching (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.15 6:38 (#2567601 [slashdot.org] )

    No no no, the correct term for that is "donkey-punch". I have eye-witnessed this amazing eye-popping event demonstrated on unsuspecting hose-monsters by my frat brothers in the past.. . :-)

  8. Re:the effect of knowlege laws... (Score:1)
    by AbsoluteRelativity [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.15 5:31 (#2567457 [slashdot.org] )

    The WIPO Troll [foundus.com]
    Slashdot and the Karma Lottery - News for uber monkeys, by uber monkeys.

  9. Re:Taco-Snotting (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.13 9:27 (#2557632 [slashdot.org] )

    Oh, man that's just sick !

  10. HOW DO I GET AN ANONYMOUS PROXY? (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.13 9:03 (#2557604 [slashdot.org] )

    TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET AN ANONYMOUS proxy please WIPO Troll. Maybe later i will join you in a snotting at my place. ;P

  11. Re:Taco-Snottage!?!?!? (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by vikool [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.13 7:43 (#2557495 [slashdot.org] )

    what is this bull shit,i feel offened that some people feel so so senseless to post stuff like these esp when such a tragic incident has occured

  12. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1)
    by I.T.R.A.R.K. [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 22:38 (#2551890 [slashdot.org] )

    Where the fuck do I sign up?!

    - I throw rocks at retarded kids

    "Adequacy.org: Where congenital stupidity is not an option, but a requirement."

  13. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 21:53 (#2551753 [slashdot.org] )

    this shit is hilarious..keep up the good work.

  14. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by rockwood [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 21:49 (#2551746 [slashdot.org] )

    OMG! That is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard! WHo in their right mind would sit down and waste the time to construct such a replusive story. I guess I'll be skipping lunch and dinner today.. and possibly tomorrow also. The game doesn't affect reality. Reality affects the game.

  15. Re:Ban this! It's disgusting!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 14:43 (#2550701 [slashdot.org] )

    dude, this is crap-flood material if i ever saw it.
    duuuuuuuuudddddddddddddeeeeeeeee.

  16. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Flamebait)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 8:16 (#2550266 [slashdot.org] )

    horny_rob_6969@hotmail.com

    Ah, so that's what the alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.horny-rob newsgroup is about!

  17. MOD THIS UP PLEASE!!! (Score:-1)
    by egg troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 5:34 (#2550024 [slashdot.org] )

    +5, Arousing

    For more info check out this /. article [google.com]

  18. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 4:39 (#2549891 [slashdot.org] )

    WINNER>

  19. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 4:37 (#2549887 [slashdot.org] )

    I love you. Why do you use your bitchslapped account, rather than signing up for a new account to post at +1 before getting bitchslapped by the censors here? I guess I should speak for myself, but I don't want to log out and lose all my slashdot customization properties, nor do I want to lose my 50 karma yet.

  20. Re:On Taco-Snotting (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.09 9:19 (#2542412 [slashdot.org] )

    you fucking rock! right down to the expanded cvs id!

    WIPO trolls > linux

________________________________________

$Id: tacosnotting.html,v 1.9 2001/11/19 04:27:13 wipo Exp $

Re: What the hell is "taco snotting"? (-1)

WeatherTroll (529760) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583667)

You should update this to say VA Software instead of VA Linux.

Re:Exposing CmdrTaco for all he's worth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583511)

But if you aren't fully unconcious until you've eaten the whole taco, there wouldn't be any left for him to force feed you! It seems like your warning is lacking in logic! But, I will beware the special taco.

On the other hand, how do we know that you won't start spamming slashdotters with a website that advertises an "anti-special-taco" elixer! Perhaps that elixer is really something that makes people zombify and walk to your house, where you feed them the WeatherTroll "special chimichanga?" Beware the WeatherTroll chimichanga!

which isn't much (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583584)

Forget the 'special taco'...it's the big burrito you want to watch out for.

the .99 cent special is no bargain

Re:Exposing CmdrTaco for all he's worth (-1)

WeatherTroll (529760) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583654)

What I meant to say is that no one in their right mind would eat a special taco, so CmdrTaco forces the victim to eat it. Would you knowingly eat a taco filled with CmdrTaco's shit, lettuce, and CmdrTaco's semen? I seriously doubt it.

As for your idea about the "anti-special-taco" elixer, I won't be spamming slashdot with that since it will never work. Anybody who would buy that elixer would be choosing to eat a shit filled and semen filled taco.

More importantly there is no Mexican food in my user name. If you want to talk about "special weather" you may have a point, but chimichanga isn't a part of my user name.

already slashdotted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583484)

there's hardly even any comments and farces.com appears to be down. just afaik.

Spammers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583485)

So one spammer has the nerve to come out and threaten one of his victims with a legal lawsuit. Next thing you know they'll be claiming that they're legally entitled to waste our time and that we're obligated to listen to their horseshit. Then again, businesses have been developing this irritating attitude that they own us.

Re:Spammers (2, Interesting)

WickedClean (230550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583498)

Am I wrong in thinking it is still ok to tell telemarketers to eat the poo fresh out of my butt? I always thought that if they called you, then you have the right to tell them off. I wonder if that lawyer is a REAL lawyer...the spammer could just have whipped up a fake letterhead.

Re:Spammers (4, Funny)

spectral (158121) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583546)

I dunno, I got one telemarketer to go through all his stuff, then he wanted to send me something, and asked for my address.. so I told him to send it to his own, he wasn't sure how that'd help me.. I told him that I wasn't interested in the literature, I thought he might since he spoke so highly of it. I then paused a second, and asked to be removed from their list. He started swearing at me and telling me he was going to come and kill me and my family and all this other stuff and hung up on me :)

Re:Spammers (2, Interesting)

Pathwalker (103) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583598)

For a while (about 6 months) whenever I had a telemarketer call, I would explain that I was busy, and ask them for a number at which I could call them back.

Only one actually left a number - I looked it up on Google, and got a hit. It turned out that they were an artist, who I would assume was doing telemarketing as their day job. It really weirded them out when I commented on one of their paintings when I called them back :-)

Nowdays, I don't deal with telemarketers - I leave the phone off the hook most of the day, as I work nights.
Spammers I just stick in /etc/smtp.cdb and never hear from again...

Fukk linecks! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583489)

fukkme im a furry tr00l

hmmm /. effect allready? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583490)

Ok all questions of FIRST POST!!! aside, the site already refuses connections? damn that was fast.

IANAAC (I Am Not A Anonymous Coward) i am just too lazy to register

KABLOOEY! Slashdotted. (1, Offtopic)

Sarcasmooo! (267601) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583502)

Is that a record?

Re:KABLOOEY! Slashdotted. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583646)

2:00 a.m on a Sunday, i think so. I'm unemployed, what about everyone else?

"So you want to sue a spammer" (5, Informative)

IvyMike (178408) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583504)

There's an outfit called "Private Citizen [privatecitizen.com] that helps you receive less (snail) junk mail and fewer telemarketing calls. The sell a book called So You Want To Sue A Telemarketer [privatecitizen.com] . I sure hope that they come out with the "Sue A Spammer" edition of this book soon. Even though I think too many people are quick to sue in this country, I can't think of anybody who deserves a lawsuit more than the spreaders of spam.

People too cheap (ok, "frugal") to spend money at Private Citizen can try following the advice at Junkbusters [junkbusters.com] , and they even have a page concerning spam [junkbusters.com] .

IMPORTANT WARNING: Avoid CmdrTaco's "special taco" (-1)

WeatherTroll (529760) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583506)

This is an important warning to all slashdotters. CmdrTaco has been luring people (mainly underage males) into the slashdot compound to eat his "special taco".

You may be wondering what CmdrTaco's "special taco" is. You will be wishing that you hadn't been wondering after you finish reading his post. To make his "special taco", CmdrTaco takes a taco shell and shits on it. He then adds lettuce, jacks off on the taco, and adds a compound to make the person who eats the taco unconcious. Of course, the compound does not make the person unconcous until the taco is fully eaten. Thus CmdrTaco force feeds the taco to the unsuspecting victim.

After the victim is unconcous, he is held against his will and used for CmdrTaco's nefarious sexual purposes. This includes shoving taco shells up the victim's ass, taco snotting, and getting JonKatz involved. Trust me, you do not want JonKatz anywhere near your unconcious body. Also, rumor has it CmdrTaco is looking for a new goatse.cx guy. Don't let it be you!!!!!

Please, if CmdrTaco offers you his "special taco", RUN LIKE HELL!!!!!!!!

Mirrors anyone? (0)

bubba dick (537304) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583509)

Well? Any mirrors?

Google cache (2, Informative)

Milinar (176767) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583514)

Seems slashdotted... try:

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:R7VWyB6BrGM :w ww.farces.com/farces/999462920/index_html

Re:Google cache (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583538)

Or better yet:
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.farces.co m/farces/999462920/index_html [google.com] .


(It didn't work when I left in the R7VW... stuff)

Re:Google cache (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583556)

Of course, that's the original article, not the new one with the lawyers involved...

Help me Taco-Snotters!! (-1)

George WIPO Bush (308209) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583516)

THE OFFICIAL TACO-SNOTTING FAQ [slashdot.org]
By The WIPO Troll [slashdot.org] , $Revision: 1.9 $

What is "Taco-snotting?"

"Taco-snotting" is a term used by one
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda [cmdrtaco.net] , owner of the popular technology website Slashdot [slashdot.org] , to refer to the practice of sucking the penis of a homosexual man (or unwilling heterosexual; CmdrTaco doesn't care, and is rumored to actually prefer rape) and blowing the semen back out his nose onto his partner's (or victim's) face or body. Usually a long, bubbly stream of milky-white semen is left on CmdrTaco's face, dribbling out of his nose, down his cheek: hence the term, "Taco-snotting."

Good Lord. And what is a "Circle-snot"?

A "circle-snot" is a Taco-snotting
circle-jerk, another practice common among homosexual geeks. This is when CmdrTaco, CowboiKneel [yahoo.com] , and Homos get together and Taco-snot each other repeatedly with their gooey, hot, and sticky cum -- spooging their dicks all over each other's faces and pasty-white bodies until they're all covered head to toe with man juice. Roblowme usually provides plenty of extra lubricant; he owns a limo service and has ample supplies of motor oil and axle grease.
To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie often join in, dressed in black Gestapo uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves. The whole group then proceeds to snot each other's spunk and whip each other's pudgy asses with riding crops and chains until their pasty-white geek bodies are sweaty and exhausted from all the passionate, homosexual revelry.

Ewwwww. Why have I been receiving emails from CmdrTaco asking me if he can Taco-snot me?

I'm guessing you've received an email similar to the following:
From: malda@slashdot.org [mailto]
To: wipotroll@hotmail.com
Subject: Hey, baby - jion me in a taco-snott! :)

Hey, baby!

Ever done a taco-snotting with anothar fellow geek? Its more fun then trolling Slashdot, trust me! all that talk you troll with about homasexual incest and stuff got me all horny and hot for you! Is it serius? Please tell me that itt is! If you want to get with me and my Slashdot bois, drop me an emale!

ps- Please replie to me at horny_rob_6969@hotmail.com. I'd rather the guys at VA Linux are not seen this. :) :)

--
CmdrTaco (malda@slashdot.org [mailto] )
You most likely forgot to uncheck the "Willing to Taco-snot" checkbox in your account preferences. Whenever CmdrTaco gets bored (and who wouldn't, running a site like Slashdot all day), he roams through the Slashdot database, penis in hand, looking for people who might enjoy being Taco-snotted. How he determines this is anyone's guess; but if you have a homosexual-sounding nickname, you're in trouble. So this time, he found you. Lucky you.
CmdrTaco has probably already got the hots for your wad, and he's probably already been lurking outside your bathroom window for weeks with a camera, some tissues and lube. There's no escaping a geek in heat, so it's probably too late for you, but you can possibly rectify this situation. To remove yourself from CmdrTaco's sights, log into your Slashdot account, go to your user page, click on
Messages, and uncheck the box next to "Willing to Taco-snot." Maybe he'll ignore you. Probably not.

I can't stop receiving these emails from CmdrTaco!?

Probably not. If you indulge him in a Taco-snot or two, he
might leave you alone. You might also want to look into mail filtering, restraining orders, or purchasing a heavy, blunt object capable of warding off rampaging homosexual geeks in heat. Trust me, when they charge... oh, the humanity. If he gets you, and you let him Taco-snot you, he might end up tying you up in his basement to use you as his sex slave for the rest of your life (or until he accidentally drowns you in spunk in a circle-snot).

Have you ever been Taco-Snotted?

Unfortunately, yes. I first met CmdrTaco at an
Open Source Convention [yahoo.com] . He invited me back to his room for a game of Quake, but when I got to there, he jumped me and tied me to his bed, stripping me. After taking his "Commander" out of his pants, Mr. Taco made me suck the withered, little thing several times. He then performed his vile Taco-snotting ritual on me three times over the next two hours, bringing me to orgasm after sweaty, mind-numbing orgasm... then he snotted my own milky-white jizz back onto my face, into my mouth, then again on my exposed belly.
CmdrTaco invited several of his Open Source (or rather, "Open Sauce" -- man sauce) buddies over to continue the twisted snotfest. Linux Torvalds
raped my ass [yahoo.com] with his "monolithic kernel [yahoo.com] ," and Anal Cox used his "network stack" in a multitude of unspeakable ways on and in every orifice in my defenseless body.
How did you finally escape, you ask? After about 16 hours of countless homosexual atrocities perpetrated against my restrained body, they all finally went to sleep on top of me, sweat-soaked and exhausted. I was left there, covered in bubbly, translucent jizz-snot, chained to the bed, with half a dozen fat, pasty-white fags lying around and on top of me. Fortunately the spooge coating my flesh worked wonderfully as a lubricant; I was able to squirm my way out of the handcuffs and slip out the back door. I'm just glad I survived the ordeal. These geeks had a lot of built-up spunk in their wads -- I could've easily been drowned!

That's horrible. Does "Taco-snotting" have anything to do with CmdrTaco's "special taco"?

No, that's a different disgusting perversion CmdrTaco indulges himself in. CmdrTaco is usually not satisfied with merely snotting your own jizz back onto your face, he most often enjoys involving his own bodily fluids in his twisted games.
WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] has spent some time trying to educate the Slashdot readership about this vile practice (emphasis added):
You may be wondering what CmdrTaco's "special taco" is. You will be wishing that you hadn't been wondering after you finish reading this post. To make his "special taco", CmdrTaco takes a taco shell and
shits on it. He then adds lettuce, jacks off on the taco, and adds a compound to make the person who eats the taco unconscious. Of course, the compound does not make the person unconscious until the taco is fully eaten. Thus CmdrTaco force-feeds the taco to the unsuspecting victim.
After the victim is unconscious, he is held against his will and used for CmdrTaco's nefarious sexual purposes. This includes shoving taco shells up the victim's ass, Taco-snotting, and getting Jon Katz involved.
Completely different, yet no less revolting. It should be clear to you now that CmdrTaco is a very, very sick individual, as are most of the Slashdot editors.

Does Jon Katz get involved in any of this? I thought he was a paedophile, not a homosexual.

Actually, Jon Katz is a homosexual paedophile. He's also a coprophiliac, and, many suspect, a zoophile. Jon Katz is somewhat of a loner and doesn't involve himself in circle-snots. Mr. Katz usually engages in a game called "
Katz juicy-douching [yahoo.com] " with his harem of little-boy slaves: a vile practice which involves administering an enema to himself of the little boy's urine (forced out of them with a pair of pliers), spooging the vile muck from his ass back into the enema bag, then squirting and slathering the goo all over himself, and the little boy's chained-up and naked bodies. If he's in the mood, he will sometimes skip refilling the enema bag and just squirt it from his ass [yahoo.com] onto his boys. Unwilling boys are further tortured with the pliers until they comply and allow Mr. Katz to juicy-douche them for the rest of their lives.
As I already said, Mr. Katz is
also a zoophile. As if the sexual escapades with the helpless little boys aren't enough, Jon usually enjoys his juicy-douches best when his penis is firmly planted in a female goat's anus [yahoo.com] . He is also rumoured to get off on watching his little boys eat the goat's small, bean-like turds.

...Are you getting hard writing this?

Why, yes. :) Join me in a WIPO-snot? I promise I won't try and rape you or kidnap you and make you my sex slave or anything. I'm not like CmdrTaco or Mr. Katz; I only enjoy snotting on willing partners.

What's that screaming I hear coming from your basement?

Oh, that's just my little sister; I got her chained up down there. In fact, I just finished snotting all over her body. You should see her squirm when I spooge on her belly, lick it up, and snot it all over her face! She's such a feisty little 14 year-old bitch. Of
course she's my sex slave, she's my sister. What else would she be good for? So, join me in a WIPO-snot?

No, thanks. I'm already CmdrTaco's boi toi.

________________________________________
READER COMMENTS

  1. Digusting and Shameful (Score:-1)
    by egg troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 22:27 (#2582054 [slashdot.org] )

    Having masturbated *twice* to this post, I'm still incredibly aroused! Come over for a Taco Snot. I'll be wearing my crotchless Clifford the Big Red Dog outfit!!

    For more info check out this /. article [google.com]

  2. IMPROVE THE FAQ (Score:-1, Flamebait)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.18 12:03 (#2580822 [slashdot.org] )

    add more links to goatse and to cowboineal's site to make it better. a link to rotten.com would be nice too

    • Re:IMPROVE THE FAQ (Score:0)
      by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.18 12:18 (#2580832 [slashdot.org] )

      and a link to michael's site and to jon katz's site if he has one and homo's site. i dont know what else to say. maybe a few links to phallic.org they have nice penis pictures! a link to the planet quake site or whatever. really make the reader feel this faq really answers their questions. oh yeah, and when you talk about cmdrtaco snotting you, say he brought you to "orgasm after sweaty orgasm". describe it more is all i'm saying. and use more italics and bolding! and when you talk about jon katz shitting or whatever have a link to fecal japan on rotten.com

      other wise a great job wipo troll! keep up the good work!

  3. Re:CmdrTaco's filthy secret! (Score:-1)
    by Wil Wheaton [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 6:41 (#2580438 [slashdot.org] )

    Hi. Let's be buddies.. butt buddies.
    --
    WIL WHEATON DOT NET [wilwheaton.net]

  4. WIPO speaks the truth (Score:-1)
    by dead_puppy [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 5:33 (#2580342 [slashdot.org] )

    Here is an e-mail I received a week ago:

    From: malda@slashdot.org
    To: puppy_dead@hotmail.com
    Subject: were where you last friday? :(

    I thought we where supposed to meet at Backdoor's at 8-ish, sugar-lips? You could've at least told me that you could'nt make it! I was even in my favorite pink skirt for you, honey-cup... next time, you could be more considarite and tell me you cant come... bastard.

    --
    CmdrTaco (malda@slashdot.org)

    You finding Ling-Ling's [babysue.com] head?

  5. Taco snotting is WRONG!!! (Score:-1)
    by Big_Ass_Spork [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 4:53 (#2580300 [slashdot.org] )

    I do it wrong

    Laying here in the shadows of my room, I squint up at my love. My Ms. Portman. I am sore and tired after fucking her for eight solid hours. My chapped and aching dick is soaking in grits to relieve the pain. She gets on her knees and starts lapping the grits up out of the bowl. She places her beautiful hands on my penis and starts to lick the grits off my achy piece.

    Massaging my nutsack she....

    WAIT, I DO IT WRONG!!!!

    Yanking my dick out of her mouth I throw her to the ground and shove it in to her gaping freshly fisted ass. [goatse.cx]

    "OH BIG ASS SPORK!! Fuck my ass, fuck my ass good. DEEPER, my stallion, deeper!! Make a Beowulf cluster of sperm on my back!!"

    "Imagine a Beowulf cluster of this baby!"

    I DO IT WRONG!!!!

    ---
    All your Sporks are belong to Big_Ass_Spork! What you say?! All your Sporks are belo... forget it...

  6. Rob Malda Dead at age 25! (Score:-1)
    by j0nkatz [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.17 22:54 (#2579596 [slashdot.org] )

    I just heard some sad news on the radio -- famous queerbait Rob Malda was found dead in his Holland home this morning. The details were a bit hazy, but it seems that he drowned in jizz while Taco Snotting his friend Hemos. I'm sure everyone in the /. community will miss him -- even if you didn't enjoy his queer antics and boring ass website, there's no denying his contributions to the homosesual cultural development, particularly in the areas of Taco snotting. Truly an American icon.

    I wanna Open Source sex so it won't be worth a shit either.

  7. TACO-SNOTTING is really Donkey-Punching (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.15 6:38 (#2567601 [slashdot.org] )

    No no no, the correct term for that is "donkey-punch". I have eye-witnessed this amazing eye-popping event demonstrated on unsuspecting hose-monsters by my frat brothers in the past.. . :-)

  8. Re:the effect of knowlege laws... (Score:1)
    by AbsoluteRelativity [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.15 5:31 (#2567457 [slashdot.org] )

    The WIPO Troll [foundus.com]
    Slashdot and the Karma Lottery - News for uber monkeys, by uber monkeys.

  9. Re:Taco-Snotting (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.13 9:27 (#2557632 [slashdot.org] )

    Oh, man that's just sick !

  10. HOW DO I GET AN ANONYMOUS PROXY? (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.13 9:03 (#2557604 [slashdot.org] )

    TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET AN ANONYMOUS proxy please WIPO Troll. Maybe later i will join you in a snotting at my place. ;P

  11. Re:Taco-Snottage!?!?!? (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by vikool [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.13 7:43 (#2557495 [slashdot.org] )

    what is this bull shit,i feel offened that some people feel so so senseless to post stuff like these esp when such a tragic incident has occured

  12. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1)
    by I.T.R.A.R.K. [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 22:38 (#2551890 [slashdot.org] )

    Where the fuck do I sign up?!

    - I throw rocks at retarded kids

    "Adequacy.org: Where congenital stupidity is not an option, but a requirement."

  13. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 21:53 (#2551753 [slashdot.org] )

    this shit is hilarious..keep up the good work.

  14. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by rockwood [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 21:49 (#2551746 [slashdot.org] )

    OMG! That is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard! WHo in their right mind would sit down and waste the time to construct such a replusive story. I guess I'll be skipping lunch and dinner today.. and possibly tomorrow also. The game doesn't affect reality. Reality affects the game.

  15. Re:Ban this! It's disgusting!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 14:43 (#2550701 [slashdot.org] )

    dude, this is crap-flood material if i ever saw it.
    duuuuuuuuudddddddddddddeeeeeeeee.

  16. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Flamebait)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 8:16 (#2550266 [slashdot.org] )

    horny_rob_6969@hotmail.com

    Ah, so that's what the alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.horny-rob newsgroup is about!

  17. MOD THIS UP PLEASE!!! (Score:-1)
    by egg troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 5:34 (#2550024 [slashdot.org] )

    +5, Arousing

    For more info check out this /. article [google.com]

  18. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 4:39 (#2549891 [slashdot.org] )

    WINNER>

  19. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 4:37 (#2549887 [slashdot.org] )

    I love you. Why do you use your bitchslapped account, rather than signing up for a new account to post at +1 before getting bitchslapped by the censors here? I guess I should speak for myself, but I don't want to log out and lose all my slashdot customization properties, nor do I want to lose my 50 karma yet.

  20. Re:On Taco-Snotting (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.09 9:19 (#2542412 [slashdot.org] )

    you fucking rock! right down to the expanded cvs id!

    WIPO trolls > linux

________________________________________

$Id: tacosnotting.html,v 1.9 2001/11/19 04:27:13 wipo Exp $

Re:Help me Taco-Snotters!! (-1)

mark knopfler 69 (535609) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583695)

I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU SIR. FOR ONE THING, THE E-MAIL FROM CMDRTACO DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH GRAMMATICAL AND SPELLING MISTAKES. Let's be realistic here, CmdrTaco usually types with one hand, and since he is shaking from jacking off his aim on the keyboard isn't too good. Those e-mails were a little too well written. Sorry boy, you'll have to do better.

Mirrors? (5, Informative)

Wayne247 (183933) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583518)

Well i found this article dated September 2nd which appears to be the one being submitted today. So happy caching [google.com]

anti-slash?? (1)

JDizzy (85499) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583520)

What gives whit the insta-broken links?

I mean, its one things to see a site get slash-dot'ed, but yet another to see a site gone the moment slashdot posts the link. What gives? Maybe that spam-canon's lawyer has more pull/push than we think.... I mean.. to get the site slashed before slashdot can... talk about power!!

Spammer's Real Address (2, Interesting)

istartedi (132515) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583521)

How do you get it? I've always wanted to send them bills, but I always figured getting the real addrress would be too time consuming.

What about using copyright law? (2, Informative)

www.sorehands.com (142825) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583522)

Many spammers are using bots to grab email addresses off of web pages. Why not use the fact that they are illegally copying the websites to get them?


Of course the SPAM lists that some companies sell is a derivitive product.


Remember Bidder's Edge v. Ebay, they argued using bots to collect information is illegal. Companies selling software to use open relays and collect addresses is as illegal as napster (if not more). Lets use some of these rulings against spammers.

Re:What about using copyright law? (1)

T-Ranger (10520) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583655)

If its online, then its publicly viewable. While some sites have legal statements saying that you cant use any of the herin information for commercial purposes, most dont.

Its not even close to a violation of copyright laws; there not pretending to be you, there not steeling your image or anything.

lets do worse (5, Funny)

JohnG (93975) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583523)

If they are spamming an ad for a website, you can look at their registars whois database and find the owners mailing address.
I say we all send a pizza to his house. After a few million pizza delivery guys after every spam sending attempt he'll give up.
Not to mention the double effect that you can invest in Pizza Hut and watch the stock go WAY up!
Disclaimer: The post was intended for entertainment. I will not be held accountable for any spammers who die from pepperoni overdose!

Re:lets do worse (2)

doorbot.com (184378) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583528)

Not to mention the double effect that you can invest in Pizza Hut and watch the stock go WAY up!

If anyone plans to implement JohnG's ingenious plan, please drop me an email. I'll send you a pizza after I make millions selling Pizza Hut stock short.

Who do you think is going to end up paying for those "million" pizzas that are sent to spammers?

Re:lets do worse (1)

FyreFiend (81607) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583544)

The problem with that is a lot of these "people" (I'll be nice) use fake whoisfor their domains

interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583524)

since i seriously doubt that there is _any_ legal president for this, where did this guy's lawyer get off sending him a "threatening note"?

techienews.net [techienews.net]

whore (5, Informative)

seanadams.com (463190) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583527)

I didn't have a chance to get to the other link [farces.com] before farces.com went down, but here's the first page (edited to pass junk filter):

A few months ago, I published an article outlining my opinion and experience with spammers in general and one in particular. That article, Fun with spammers, has drawn the attention of the subject spammer?s lawyer, and I am being threatened with legal action.

I am publishing both the demand and my response without comment. Your comments are most welcome.

Today I received the following letter on lawyer letterhead:

Gary K. Kahn
-address-
November 12, 2001

Michael Fraase
-address-

RE: Dispute Involving E-Core Technologies, Inc.

Dear Mr. Fraase:

This office represents Jim Hobuss of Portland, Oregon. Mr. Hobuss has called my attention to information you have placed on the internet regarding Mr. Hobuss. Specifically, you have defamed Mr. Hobuss in your posting and it is clear you are attempting to interfere with his business.

On behalf of Mr. Hobuss, demand is hereby made upon you to remove any reference to Mr. Hobuss from your posting. If you fail to do so within ten (10) days, my client will consider all appropriate legal recourse against you.

Sincerely, REEVES, KAHN & HENNESSY (signed)
Gary K. Kahn

To which I responded on my business letterhead:

ARTS & FARCES LLC
-address-
16 November 2001

Gary K. Kahn
--address-

Dear Mr. Kahn,
I received your letter concerning Mr. Hobuss? claims of defamation in information posted on the ARTS & FARCES internet website. I believe the article in question can be found at:
http://www.farces.com/farces/999462920/

under the title ?Fun with spammers.?

The piece accurately reflects my email experience with Mr. Hobuss and my opinion of that experience. I stand by the article and have no intention of removing it from publication. Nor do I intend to remove any reference to Mr. Hobuss in the piece.

In fact, I expect to publish a follow-up piece including the text of your letter and this response.

Your client?s account with this firm is now seriously past due, and I?d like to know what his intention is with regard to my unpaid invoice(s).

Regards,

(signed)

Michael Fraase

I've had things like this happen to me. (5, Interesting)

Yottabyte84 (217942) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583531)

A while ago I got an account at neopets.com (using a disposable email address [sneakemail.com] ) making sure to select the "don't send me any email" box, and after I was disgusted at thier birbery for clicking ads forgot about it. Then they spamed me. I sent them an email telling them they'd be billed for any further spam. Here's what they sent me (personal details deleted):

To Mr. [censored]:

The Legal Department is in receipt of your message regarding an
advertisement you allegedly received from NeoPets. We take all user
concerns-especially those in connection with member privacy and safety-very
seriously, and in this regard monitor the website around the clock for
inappropriate content.

To begin with, NeoPets unequivocally rejects your "purported" contract and
refuses to enter into any agreement with you. Your demands are neither
reasonable nor are they acceptable under any circumstance. As such, this
message should not be construed as an admission of liability or acquiescence
to your demands, but asv a complete rejection of your offer. Likewise, any
transmission you may receive from NeoPets is not an acceptance of your
agreement and may not be construed as an acceptance under any condition.

Moreover, by registering on the NeoPets.com website, you expressly agreed to
NeoPets' Terms and Conditions, which states that NeoPets may send
notifications and announcements to its users' e-mail addresses. Neither
NeoPets nor its sponsors send unsolicited e-mails and will only send e-mails
to users who have expressly requested, or consented to receive, such
correspondence and have provided an e-mail address destination. As such,
immediately upon the Legal Department's receipt of your message, we had
0rnrsegu001@sneakemail.com blocked from our system to ensure that you do not
receive any more unwanted e-mails. Additionally, we researched your e-mail
address in the NeoPets database and located the account "yottabyte," which
we immediately froze to prevent you from receiving any further unwanted
e-mail communications.

Unfortunately, we have no control over the sponsors our users register with,
and this is a matter that must be taken up with each sponsor that sends you
e-mails. As a practical matter, our sponsors are very responsive to
"unsubscribing" users who wish to be removed from e-mail databases. As a
courtesy, we will try to help remove your e-mail address from our sponsors'
systems, although we can make no guarantees as to the effectiveness of
preventing future unwanted e-mails. To do this, however, I will need you to
send a list of the sponsors from whom you are receiving unwanted e-mails.
Because NeoPets.com does not pass along user information to anyone, we do
not know where your e-mail address was registered and thus have no way to
automatically unsubscribe it.

Please contact us directly at legalDepartment@NeoPets.com if you have any
further questions or if this problem persists. We hope the foregoing has
addressed your concerns.

Sincerely,

The NeoPets Legal Team

Now for some commentary.

Moreover, by registering on the NeoPets.com website, you expressly agreed to
NeoPets' Terms and Conditions, which states that NeoPets may send
notifications and announcements to its users' e-mail addresses. Neither
NeoPets nor its sponsors send unsolicited e-mails and will only send e-mails
to users who have expressly requested, or consented to receive, such
correspondence and have provided an e-mail address destination.


And yet they tried to get me to buy tickets to some event (I seem to recall it being some radio station held event of some sort)

Unfortunately, we have no control over the sponsors our users register with,
and this is a matter that must be taken up with each sponsor that sends you
e-mails.


I definatly did not register for any annoying ads.

I responded to this by telling them "whatever.... all further email to this address will bounce" then going to sneakemail.com and deactivating the address.

I'm sort of amused by this, I bet it cost them at least $100 to have thier lawyers tell me off.

Re:I've had things like this happen to me. (4, Insightful)

Malcontent (40834) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583705)

"I'm sort of amused by this, I bet it cost them at least $100 to have thier lawyers tell me off."

If everybody did what you did it might cost them some real money. Especially if you replied and argued your case. You could have argued that the spam you got was not covered by your agreement and that they indeed owed you money. Imagine if a thousand people did this?

Can't access site... Slashdotted? (-1)

Eso (205333) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583539)

As of 11:22pm PST, I can't access that site... I think this may be a result of the oft-seen "Slashdot Effect".

Hackingthemainframe.com needs to be slashdotted! [hackingthemainframe.com]

About spammers and telemarketers (1)

dvNull (235982) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583540)

I really get annoyed when long distance companies spam or call me up to sell services to me when I already have it. For example, MCI called me not once, twice or three times but a total of 5 times trying to sell me long distance service. At that time I already had long distance service with them. Now of course I do not :)

dvNull

google cache (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583543)

here is google's cache
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:R7VWyB6BrGM :w ww.farces.com/farces/1005968309/index_html

My dad has done the same thing a couple times (1)

KnightElite (532586) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583548)

A few times, when telephone salespeople called, my dad said he would do the same thing. Most people would just say, okay, sorry to bother you, and hang up. But a guy from MBNA said he agreed to pay my dad for his time, and my dad wound up getting a credit card from it :)

Re:My dad has done the same thing a couple times (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583560)

It's pretty stupid doing it to telephone saleman because they're just hourly employees trying to put food on the table. The spammers however have no defense and it is 100% their actions to choose to send out the spam and it is 100% their benefit if the spam produces business for them. Therefore the spammer is the most directly involved in the solicitation and is the one that you can most directly affect.

Re:My dad has done the same thing a couple times (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583587)

...and my dad wound up getting a credit card from it :)

yea, i bet your dad really 'scored' big time. what's his interest rate on that card? 42%?

Spam and Hotmail (1)

mgv (198488) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583561)

Just a question (slightly but not badly offtopic).

Has microsoft actually improved their spam filters lately for hotmail? I seem to be getting alot less spam through them.

Michael

Re:Spam and Hotmail (1)

alyandon (163926) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583614)

Several months ago Hotmail upgraded their spam filters. If you log into the hotmail website and crank the spam filter to its second highest filter level (the highest flags mail from anyone that isn't in your address book as spam) you will find that 90% or more of spam is correctly routed to your bulk mail folder. There is even an option to automatically delete messages that are routed to the bulk mail folder but I don't do that as some of the mailing/announcement lists I subscribe to will get flagged as spam and manually require me to add the email address they are sent from to the "not bulk mail" list.

Re:Spam and Hotmail (2, Interesting)

mgv (198488) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583633)

I used to get alot of mail addressed directly to my hotmail account - which I don't give out (its a redirect from a pop3 account).

Someone obviously got a subscriber list from the hotmail site, as you would see 20 or so names alphabetically sorted near your own name in the To or CC list.

These just stopped happening (Maybe the spammers were overwhelmed with a sense of remorse, but I doubt it). I never changed anything in my settings. They aren't in my bulk mail. I think microsoft is filtering them out. Anyone else seen this?

If it is happening, its the most effective thing I've seen so far as a spam filter.

Michael

Re:Spam and Hotmail (2)

AntiNorm (155641) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583649)

Has microsoft actually improved their spam filters lately for hotmail? I seem to be getting alot less spam through them.

I've had a Hotmail address as my primary address (don't laugh, please) since before M$ bought them out. Somewhere around five years now. So it follows that I get so much spam it isn't even remotely funny.

Anyway, in response to your comment, my inbox spam seems to have been narrowing itself down into a few specific categories/spammers lately, including:
* Some company repeatedly trying to sell me pharmaceuticals
* University Diplomas
* A few others

I would get a kick out of sending some legit cease-and-desist letters to these people, but I don't really have the time or money to get the necessary legal counsel. Yes, I have looked into changing my email provider, but I don't want to pick a company only to have it become the next dotcom of doom. So I guess I'm screwed :[

SpamCop, and Nagging Admins with complaint Email (5, Interesting)

RageMachine (533546) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583563)

I would have to say the best thing to do is to use spamcop for the 1st or 2nd time, and then after that if the ISP still does nothing about the spammer, then find every address listed on the site, and forward the spam to it. That will make the admins listen.

I repeatedly recieved spam from a site called popsite.net, run by megapop.net, and repeadidly asked them to stop sending spam, or to stop providing free dialups to spammers, and they still din't listen. I got tired of it and called them. They still did nothing. I recieved another one, and decided to just annoy the hell out of them untill they did somthing about it. I forwarded the spam to EVERY email address listed on megapop.net: abuse@ support@ noc@ billing@ etc... every one. Then I forwared the auto-replys back to them. And finally a REAL person emailed me and said they had found the spammer, and mentioned that several people were pressing charges against him, and asked If I wanted to, and gave me his email address, AND his home phone number.

Now every now and then when im near a phone and bored, ill call the spammer and hangup, or play a recording of a Telemarketer; somthing along the lines of "Congratulations! You've qualified for the platinum card!". Every site that asks for an email address to download somthing, I just put his email address in it.

I have over 1,200 lines in access file for sendmail, and STILL I get spam from overseas servers. Mostly I will just block all of .co.uk, or .com.pt, or somthing to that nature, to prevent 9/10ths of the spam that comes in.

The best way to fight spammers/advertisers/telemarketers is to fight fire with fire.

Getting back (5, Interesting)

wormyguy1 (266395) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583568)

Spammers really go to all ends to get you to open their email. I got an email the other day that said, in all caps, "BIN LADEN HAS BEEN CAPTURED", and it came from a coherent-looking MSN email address. Realizing that I didn't know anybody lame enough to send me anything in all caps, I opened it anyway. Well, to no surprise, it was porn, in HTML format, with some 300k of blinky, flashy, seizure-inducing images.

If it's one thing I don't understand about spam (and this coming from the fact that my mother is in the advertising/graphic design business and I help them with tech support issues, I know how the corporate marketing machines work) is that you want to target a key demographic who is going to be interested in your product (in this case porn), you want to send it to the people who will be most likely to give you their money. Marketers spend millions of dollars on demographic databases to make sure that they aren't wasting money marketing to people who aren't interested. Now imagine how much it costs them to send 300k of images to the email boxes of, I'll be conservative here, a million email addresses. Imagine how much it costs when said email bounces. Witnessing the slashdot effect (especially right now, I haven't even been able to resolve the domain of the site linked above), I can't even imagine what must be going through spammers minds when they send an email with "BIN LADEN CAPTURED!" as the subject. After reading that subject, I imagine that most people would open the email, download all that porn, cost the spammers money, and then not even be interested as they weren't looking for porn to begin with. Same thing with them registering domain names... if you are looking for information on the White House (IE: whitehouse.com) and you come across porn, how interested are you going to be?

The other thing that surprises me: if it wasn't successful, they wouldn't bother.

Re:Getting back (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583605)

hi,
can you please forward that message to me?

email addy is: jimhobuss@home.com

Re:Getting back (3, Insightful)

sg_oneill (159032) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583669)

Actually I suspect the decision to title it "Bin Laden Captured" worked quite well. You opened it didn't you?

Not that makes it ethical. (Now that said, wouldn't it be great to be able to tell Mr Bin that there is *PORN* with , like , chicks with no veils on *AND MORE!* being marketed under his name. *And yet the west STILL doesn't apreciate him!* The look on the guys face would be priceless. (grr infidels! etc)

Ahem.

It begins (1)

s0crates (266565) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583569)

We have one guy making spamming more trouble than it's worth. If we could get a significant number of people to begin counter-harrasment tactics and filing suit it could be the death of spam. Same with telemarketing. First never buy from ppl who call you at dinner time and explain to them why you refuse to do so, second tell them to put you on their do not call list (you have the legal right to under FCC regs). Lastly take up as much time of any marketer as you can and then do not buy. The only way to end an annoying marketing tactic is to make it unprofitable.

Stupid Spam Terrorists (1)

orgnine (529145) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583570)

Spam is such a law-bending crock.

Spammers remind me of terrorists.

Examples:
I just formed a website design firm and even if I want to post an e-mail address on my website or any other website I design I find I can still get spam. Within three weeks of my first posted e-mail address I began receiving spam TODAY due to stupid bots. It seems like the bots can even get through the cgi-scripts. How fun!

Here in Canada I go to Radio Shack to get some batteries and they want my mailing address to send me their retarded flyers. I'm like, no. (Unless I'm desparate for some fire-starting paper!).

IMHO Spam must be obliterated not only through the Internet but also through mail... I still receive tons of junk mail through e-mail and my mailbox.

We must collaborate and form an allegiance against the terrorists.. er... spammers. You know what I mean.

orgnine

Re:Stupid Spam Terrorists (2)

AntiNorm (155641) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583657)

Here in Canada I go to Radio Shack to get some batteries and they want my mailing address to send me their retarded flyers

Tell them "I choose not to reveal that." That's what I always do.

Censorware is worse than spamming (-1, Troll)

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Leave the spammers alone (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583592)

I've had it with you people complaining about the services that bulk emailers provide to us. I for one appreciate the exposure to new goods and services that I otherwise probably wouldn't realize existed.

Re:Leave the spammers alone (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583600)

I agree with this anonymous poster's assessment. I just wish that some of you cowards would get some guts and stop your slavish devotion to the anti-spam party-line.

Re:Leave the spammers alone (-1, Troll)

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dead link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583602)

is it just me, or is the referred website dead already?

Going after TrafficMagnet (5, Interesting)

greysoul (62792) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583619)

Recently I got Spam from a company called Traffic Magnet, they provided me with a screensho of my webpage, and I sent them the following, feel free to copy, or comment on the points of my letter. thanks

Christine,

One thing I notice is that you are using my copyright images to sell a product and/or service.

Please email the physical address of your legal department, or the location to which I should have an attorney contact you about this issue.

If you prefer to contact me via mail please use my business address:

--Address--

As an artist I take my copyright, and privacy very seriously. While no laws yet exist in New Mexico regarding Unsolicited Commercial Email (SPAM) There are laws that protect Copyright holders. As a copyright holder it is my responsibility to protect my property. I do hope that you take this matter seriously and we can resolve this quickly. The normal process is I would have my attorney send a cease and desist letter, to which you would have a lawyer reply that the actions demanded (by me or my agent) have been followed out in accordance with applicable laws.

Thank you for your time

Signed.

"Asshole fee" (5, Funny)

innocent_white_lamb (151825) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583622)

Two years ago, I walked out the door of my business one day at noon and discovered that a roofing contractor had strung a cord across the vacant lot beside my building and had plugged into an outside electrical outlet on the rear of my building. He was using my power to run his roof-tar machine.

I immediately turned around and went back inside and turned off the circuit breaker for that outlet. After a while, though, I thought, "Hey, where does he get off plugging in without permission!" As the fax number for his company was printed on the door of his truck, I wrote up an invoice for one "asshole fee" at $50 plus $3.50 sales tax, and faxed it to his company.

To my surprise, the following week I had a cheque in the mail from them, for $53.50. The payment stub that came with it said, payment enclosed for asshole fee, $50 plus sales tax.

I was amazed. On the other hand, I hotfooted it right to the bank and deposited the cheque, too!

Art & Farces' didn't do anything ... (2, Funny)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583626)

"except one guy [farces.com] who was so incensed at receiving this invoice"

That link is already /.ed to death : how's that for spamming the messenger ?

Google cache comes through again (5, Informative)

steveha (103154) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583627)

Go to www.google.com, and type in the keywords "farces fun with spam". The top hit is the page with the details about this. Click on "cached" to see what google.com has in the cache, and you can read the whole thing.

But I pasted a copy of the text in here. Well, most of it; the slashdot lameness filter won't let me paste in the whole thing.

Warning: the spammer likes to use bad words.

BEGIN QUOTED TEXT

Every day I get roughly as much spam, which I define as any unsolicited bulk email, as legitimate email. It's a problem that doesn't have an easy solution. The proposed legislation generally misses the mark of eliminating either the unsolicited bit or the bulk bit. While the first amendment protects your speech, it doesn't include a requirement that I subsidize it--financially or with my attention.

With that in mind, I think I may have hit on a formula that probably won't eliminate spam, but it sure makes the parasites think twice about doing it again. And it always seems to push the indignant outrage button that all of these vermin seem to have in common. So far, the formula has worked like a choreographed dance in each instance. Here's how it goes (please play along at home):

Each day I select 2 or 3 of the more outrageous spam messages that serve no useful purpose whatever. They're almost always some sort of commercial scam. I do a traceroute and a whois with NeoTracePro (it's got neat maps) to determine who they really are, where the message really originated, and who their local and upstream bandwidth providers are. Then I send the following reply to the original message--complete will all header information from the original spam--with copies to the abuse, postmaster, and hostmaster addresses at the bottom-feeder's local and upstream provider:

Remove this and all addresses within the farces.com domain from your distribution lists immediately. We have no existing business relationship, nor do I wish to establish one. I don't do business with spammers. Not now. Not ever. You are using my resources for your gain without my permission or compensation. Any further contact from your domain to any address within this domain will indicate tacit agreement to your use of our resources at our published billing rate of US$125 per hour with a 10 hour minimum.

Clear enough?

Invariably I get a quick response, singularly uninspired in its lack of originality:


From: Jim Hobuss
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2001
To: mfraase@farces.com
Subject: RE: Save Money On Your Home Loan Today!

Not really.

Could you explain it again?

Yeah, right!


Except this idiot, dumber than most, actually sent a second retort, this time issuing a challenge:


From: Jim Hobuss
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2001 7:43 PM
To: mfraase@farces.com
Subject: RE: Save Money On Your Home Loan Today!

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you. That email you
received was an opt-out email ... Certainly legal.
If you want to be removed from our mailing list,
I suggest you follow the instructions on the email.

Go ahead and send me a bill... And try to collect.

Clear enough?


Astute readers will recognize that I never claimed what scum like Hobuss was doing was illegal, only that I rejected his offer and counter-proposed one of my own. Of course, by responding, he's now agreed to my terms and is billed accordingly (with copies again going to his local and upstream providers):

You received the following message on 1 Sep 2001 in reply to your spam and yet you continue to spam this domain. Accordingly you have accepted our terms of contract and are being invoiced under Minnesota state statutes and the Universal Commercial Code. Payment in full is due immediately. If you fail to pay in full immediately the invoice will be rendered for collection, appropriate credit reports will be prepared, and we will vigorously pursue judgment in the appropriate venue(s).

For the record, our original offer is included below.

Remove this and all addresses within the farces.com domain from your distribution lists immediately. We have no existing business relationship, nor do I wish to establish one. I don't do business with spammers. Not now. Not ever. You are using my resources for your gain without my permission or compensation. Any further contact from your domain to any address within this domain will indicate tacit agreement to your use of our resources at our published billing rate of US$125 per hour with a 10 hour minimum.

Clear enough?

Invoice

[Professional-looking invoice for US$1250 removed thanks to slashdot's lameness filter. I particularly enjoyed the part on the invoice where it says "Thank you for your business."]

In this case, Hobuss actually got two of these, differing only in invoice number. As you can imagine, this game of Invoice Ping Pong can go on for days, but it rarely does. It almost always immediately devolves into barely intelligible abuse:


From: Jim Hobuss
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2001 8:18 PM
To: mfraase@farces.com
Subject: RE: Save Money On Your Home Loan Today!

Go ahead and try collect asshole.

And if you even try to file one Judgement against me, I'll
sue you and your LLC. There is no fucking tacit agreement
here. Kiss my ass and fuck off. I've taken your name off our list.

Clear enough?


Oooh, I imagine the spittle at the corners of his mouth are not very attractive. But he's made the mistake of crossing over into clear abuse and maybe even threats, a second and more serious violation of his provider's Acceptable Use Policy. At this point, all I have to do is reply to the message (again with copies to his--they've always been male so far--local and upstream providers) with yet another invoice and the following tasty bit addressed specifically to his providers:

NOTICE TO ISP AND UPSTREAM PROVIDER(S): As you can see this has escalated to abuse on the part of your client. Kindly take whatever action you find necessary with regard to your AUP and notify me directly of anything necessary on my part to expedite the process. Suffice it to say that I expect immediate action with regard to this matter.

Most importantly, he's removed me from his spam list. And I'll bet good money he's at least thinking about the next spam missive he sends. From his next provider, of course.

Now, I probably can't collect on all 3 invoices, but I can certainly make the parasite's life miserable with just one. A quick trip to the county courthouse (until they get their system web-enabled) generates a court date that subsequently renders a judgment that I can easily file with the appropriate agencies. Like fish in a barrel. I've never done it because I haven't had to; my intent is to stop the spamming of my domain, and it's working. A few of these bottom-feeders have, however, paid the invoices. I deposit the checks with a grin.

END QUOTED TEXT

Notes on my editing: To avoid the slashdot lameness filter, I used HTML "blockquote" for the quoted email messages; the original text used '>' characters. Also, some of the punctuation came through as question marks; I tried to replace it with correct ASCII punctuation. (The punctuation was apostrophes and long hyphens.) I did my best not to introduce any errors, but no promises!

steveha

I had a similar experience... (2, Interesting)

Tribbles (218927) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583653)

I really enjoy it if the spammers have a telephone number I can call, or better still a fax number.
One spammer I called I tied up his line demanding why I was being spammed for so long, he put the phone down on me.
Another I faxed with an invoice for $300. I live in the UK, and this guy was in the States. About a month later, I received by **post** a print-out of my invoice, with hand-written notes (in orange highlighter pen) effectively telling me to get stuffed, and wishing my mother would die. A few people in the office suggested I reported them for threatening behaviour, but I never got around to it - after all, there's only so many hours in the day...

Damn! It has been /.ed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583677)

Could someone put up a mirror please. And I wonder why I can always connect to Goatse.cx but not to /.ed sites. Everywhere I go in the forums I see Goatse this and Goatse that.

have more fun with direct marketers (1)

derF024 (36585) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583684)

this [penguinhosting.net] is a little perl script i found a while ago that spiders the for-pay search engines (the ones that charge advertisers per click-through) for "bulk mail" and simulates clicking on all of 'em.
i have 6 or 7 machines doing this once an hour, which costs the advertiser about $500 a day. :-)

Hey!... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2583688)

Which one of you perverts just touched my penis?!?!

MY STUDY (-1)

mark knopfler 69 (535609) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583700)

Through my painstaking yet thorough investigation, I have come up with 2 undeniable facts:

1) The total number of articles posted on Slashdot during the weekend is the same as during the weekdays, if not more so, yet ...
2) The total number of trolls and flamebaits goes down while the total number of "quality" posts increases

This leads me to the following conclusion:

"People who take Slashdot seriously are faggots with no social lives."

From my study, I have deduced that "Trolls" and "Flamebaiters" enjoy the following benefits:

1) Interaction/Intercourse with females
2) Frequent alcohol use
3) Potentially frequent recreational drug use
4) Attendance to informal get-togethers with peers (sometimes called "parties")
5) Ability to make social connections with others (sometimes called "friends")
6) Not getting benefitee's ass kicked after school

While those who take Slashdot seriously suffer from the following social stigmas:

1) Pasty white skin
2) Acne
3) Premature ejaculation (more often than not, this ejaculation is made within a blow-up girlfriend, while the probability that a Slashdotter would get any "play" is measurable only by tiny quantum corrections)
4) BO

Conclusion: Trolling and flamebaiting Slashdot and the faggots who regularly post there is not only beneficial, but is necessary to draw the line between those who are faggoty geeks (+4, +5 Interesting/Insightful/Funny) to those who are "cool" (flamebaiters/trolls).

How slloooowwww does this guy read? (0, Flamebait)

evil_roy (241455) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583701)

How much time can you waste hitting the delete key on your mail client ?

What does this bloke want to get paid in ..micropayments? It's hardly difficult identify spam when you see it.

I've never understood all the indignation and self righteousness that spam generates. Delete it and move on ..it's no big deal.

The safest thing to do (1)

cra (172225) | more than 12 years ago | (#2583702)

The safest thing to do (by my experience, anyway), is to swallow the pride, and ignore and delete the spam, and thereby NOT confirming to the spammer that he/she has got a valid e-mail address with you as the recipient.
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