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You May Not Link This Web Site

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the you-can't-make-this-stuff-up dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 648

Ganon34 sent us a funny story about a company requiring permission to link their website. The company in question is KPMG, a financial and legal advisory company, and the article itself is an entertaining read about the aftermath of them sending demands that someone remove a link to their public web site. It's a pretty funny piece -- especially the part about KPMG's theme song. Also references the old ticketmaster vs ticet.com case that held up deep linking. It's all funny 'cuz its true. Their page could also use some testing since it doesn't render in my browser.

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You may not link my ass (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667113)

Wo0t wo0t. one for the good guys.

Re:You may not link my ass (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667186)

Well done. You earn another troll mile. You can use this in any troll station or quick-e-troll. redemption value 0.01c.

You may not snot this Taco! (-1)

The WIPO Troll (267426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667124)

By The WIPO Troll [slashdot.org] , $Revision: 1.12 $

Why have I been receiving emails from CmdrTaco, in which he seems to be speaking in some kind of code language?

Whenever
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda [cmdrtaco.net] 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 engaging in homosexual orgies with him. How he determines this is anyone's guess; but if you have a homosexual-sounding nickname, or a nick with the letter P in it, you're in trouble.
So this time, he found you. Lucky you.
CmdrTaco's code language is relatively easy to decipher. He prefers to speak in thinly-veiled sexual innuendo to evade the watchful (but relatively stupid) eye of Slashdot's parent corporation,
VA Software [yahoo.com] . CmdrTaco's "Commander" is, of course, his penis -- a small, withered little thing that lives in his pants that only comes out in the presence of other men or at the beck and call of CmdrTaco's own right hand. His "Taco bells" are the shriveled testes that droop beneath his Commander, and his "Taco sauce" is his, well, jizz. It should be more than obvious to you now what he means when he asks you to "ring his Taco bells" or "taste his gourmet Taco sauce."
Lastly, there is a practice he refers to as "Taco-snotting" and the more shocking "circle-snot."

Good Lord. What is "Taco-snotting?"

"Taco-snotting" is the term used by CmdrTaco to refer to the practice of sucking the penis of a homosexual man (or unwilling heterosexual; CmdrTaco is rumored to prefer rape), then blowing the semen out his nose onto his partner's (victim's) face and body. A long, bubbly stream of milky-white semen is
left on CmdrTaco's face [yahoo.com] , dribbling out of his nose and down his cheek: hence the term, "Taco-snotting."
A "circle-snot" is a Taco-snotting
circle-jerk, another practice common among the Slashdot crew. CmdrTaco, CowboiKneel [yahoo.com] , and Homos get together and Taco-snot each other with their gooey, sticky cum -- spooging their jizz-snot all over each other's faces and pasty, white bodies, until they're covered head to toe with each other's man juice. This can go on for hours. For the homosexual penetration that follows this lengthy foreplay, Roblowme is usually there to provide plenty of anal lubricant; he owns a limo service and has ample supplies of motor oil and axle grease ready to go.
To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie will usually join in, dressed in tight leather mock-S.S. 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 pale, white geek bodies are exhausted and soaked in stinking sweat from the hours of passionate, homosexual revelry.

Ewwwwww. So, can I stop receiving these emails?

Hopefully.
You most likely forgot to uncheck the "Willing to Taco-snot" checkbox in your account preferences. 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!?

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, you will most likely end up tied up in his basement to be used 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 and some "gourmet Tacos," but when I got 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 thing six 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. Michael was there in his leather Nazi uniform, caning my ass with a bamboo pole and ranting about "all those Censorware freaks out to get him."
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?

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

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READER COMMENTS

  1. Fucking hilarious too bad it didnt get a 5:Funny (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.12.02 19:01 (#2644105 [slashdot.org] )

    this is good shit man

  2. Re:Taco-snotting@Home! (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Dark_Cobra87 [slashdot.org] on 2001.12.01 23:03 (#2642180 [slashdot.org] )

    Oops, forgot to check that Taco-snot option...

  3. Re:Fuck Linux! Fuck him hard! (Score:-1)
    by Fecal Troll Matter [slashdot.org] on 2001.12.01 20:55 (#2641791 [slashdot.org] )

    Mmmmmmm, Taco Sauce... [galeon.com]

    Sig (appended to the end of comments you post, 120 chars)

  4. Look (Score:-1)
    by ArchieBunker [slashdot.org] on 2001.12.01 20:19 (#2641679 [slashdot.org] )

    I love trolling but this shit is getting old, fast. At least start mixing them up a little bit. How about the 'How OSM was Freed' series?
    http://www.naawp.org/

  5. Re:Congratulations! You have been WIPO'd!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.12.01 8:37 (#2640602 [slashdot.org] )

    Stop posting this! I've got hangover and Taco Snotting doesn't make me feel any better.

    I'm really glad that Taco Snotting is illegal here in Europe.

  6. Re:Snot me baby, one more time! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.30 1:01 (#2634213 [slashdot.org] )

    Get a life you loser! Don't you have anything better to do than insult CmdrTaco and the gay community? We are not perverts, we are human beings just like you. So give it a rest!

  7. Re:Hello, perdida!!! Won't you snot my face tonigh (Score:-1)
    by perdida on [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.27 14:13 (#2618764 [slashdot.org] )

    Shut up you asshole.

    I am not great, I am merely adequate. I live in adequacy.

  8. Go back to Russia. (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.26 22:22 (#2616035 [slashdot.org] )

    You weiner trool!

  9. Re:The Taco-Snotting FAQ Rides Again!! (Updated so (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.25 9:14 (#2609574 [slashdot.org] )

    try to find a pic of actual "taco-snotting"! fucking funny it would be! so go to gay porn sites day in and day out until you find a man giving another man a blowjob that has jizz coming out of his nose and mouth. by the way, keep up the good work

  10. Re:Snotting another first!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.23 12:18 (#2603370 [slashdot.org] )

    WIPO, this is getting waaaay old, either drop it or revise it.... there've been no updates for days now...

    CmdrTaco

  11. Re:It's Taco SPAM!!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.22 17:28 (#2600815 [slashdot.org] )

    A truly excellent and very humourous troll indeed!
    However...

    To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie often join in, dressed in black Gestapo uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves.

    Black GeStaPo uniforms? The GeStaPo (Geheime Staatspolizei - Secret State Police) wore civilian clothes (although there are reports on them occasionally using Allgemeine SS uniforms in occupied territories).

    I seriously doubt that perverted individuals like CmdrTaco et al would have the good taste to ever wear the outstandingly beautiful black Waffen SS uniforms! Please update the FAQ accordingly.

    • Re:It's Taco SPAM!!! (Score:0)
      by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.23 4:06 (#2602610 [slashdot.org] )

      Actually, it appears you are both wrong!! Ah ha!! I think our boy WIPO was thinking of the Allgemeine SS [militariacollection.com] uniforms. Waffen SS were grey.

  12. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.21 4:49 (#2594325 [slashdot.org] )

    oh yeah, you say you have masturbated only 2 times to this post. well, by the time it takes for me to get through reading it, i usually end up masturbated 5 to 6 times, 10 to 12 if i have the goatse.cx homepage loaded up and am looking at it side by side with the slashdot page. my keyboard, hands, mouse, monitor, the underside of my desk and around the floor under my desk are cum soaked and sticky with the man smell i know and love.

  13. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.21 4:41 (#2594311 [slashdot.org] )

    for version 2 you should make a total re-write of the cod...errr...text and add some details about cmdrtaco and the homo-gang's happenings with their coworkers (osdn?) and all of the gay revelry they enjoy and promote. by the way, did i just see cmdrtaco on television promoting the nax hair removal system? i guess after using vaseline in and around his ass he grew quite a ponytail and it had to be removed somehow...ouch!

  14. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:-1, Troll)
    by TRoLLaXoR [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.21 3:59 (#2594191 [slashdot.org] )

    WIPO, do you notice how few comments you get for anything you write/post/spam nowadays?

    -Trollaxor

  15. Jon-Katz docking (Score:-1)
    by sales_worldwide [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.20 11:53 (#2588488 [slashdot.org] )

    You forgot to mention Jon Katz's "docking" games, where he places his chopper head to head with another chap, and rolls the other guys foreskin over his own circumcised end ("docking"), providing him with fantasies of actually having his own forskin ...
    "Making linux GPL was the best thing I ever did" - Torvalds. I'd hate to see the worst thing...

  16. Re:Snotting a first! (Score:-1)
    by Fucky the troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.20 11:28 (#2588446 [slashdot.org] )

    Woah! When did the WIPO troll get freed? And how the fuck did I miss it?

    Excellent FP, sir.

    This is a sig virus. Please put me in your sig

  17. Re:Snotting a first! (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.20 11:04 (#2588407 [slashdot.org] )

    omg that is crapflooding material if i ever saw it!!!!!! and u got a first post!!!! whoot to the wipo troll!!!

  18. GW, please.... (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.19 9:03 (#2583756 [slashdot.org] )

    GW...you know we love every hair on your 27 acre ass... and I, for one, would never do anything untowards your graceful demeanor. And you probably have several friends that would love to help you do the bear dance all over my face if I so much as spelled your name wrong. And you know I'd defend your Constitutional right to defame God in heaven. I'd even help fund your education, should you ever decide to take that route. Hell, I'd buy you a tall tepid bear-whiz beer if you were here with me, right now!

    But. ...if you can't find another topic, I'm gonna step over your dead mother's grave and kick your assuredly anesthetitized butt clear across the playground.

    Now go stick your shaved head back down inside the woman's toilet, and just to show there's no hard feelings, I'll jump in the tow-truck and drive right over to help you pull it right out...ok?

    thanks

  19. Re:Help me Taco-Snotters!! (Score:-1)
    by mark knopfler 69 [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 8:25 (#2583695 [slashdot.org] )

    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.

  20. Re: What the hell is "taco snotting"? (Score:-1)
    by WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 8:14 (#2583667 [slashdot.org] )

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

  21. YOU ARE WINNER (Score:1)
    by smackmonkey [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 7:06 (#2583510 [slashdot.org] )

    Crackhead moderators: this is +5, Hilarious material.

    --
    CNN declares War on Islam!
    Left-wing America declares War on its Civil Liberties!

  22. Re:On Taco-Snotting 1.9 (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.19 5:40 (#2583336) [slashdot.org]

    This was funny the first 100 times. Now it is getting boring!

  23. 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]

  24. 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!

  25. 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]

  26. 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?

  27. 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...

  28. 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.

  29. 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.. . :-)

  30. 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.

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

    Oh, man that's just sick !

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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."

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. 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]

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

    WINNER>

  41. 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.

  42. 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

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$Id: tacosnotting.html,v 1.12 2001/12/02 20:07:02 wipo Exp $

Second Post (-1)

Cheesy Fool (530943) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667130)

Yuck Fou.

uht oh (-1, Offtopic)

seann (307009) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667131)

not even a first post yet, and the sites already slashdotted.

They might sue!!

Re:uht oh (0, Redundant)

JDAustin (468180) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667157)

this was up on wired.com earlier this morning.

Ugly Flash (4, Funny)

ScumBiker (64143) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667136)

That is one horrible flash intro at KPMG [kpmg.com] . No wonder they want people to get permission [kpmg.com] to link [kpmg.com] to it.

Re:Ugly Flash (1)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667164)

Dude, now CmdrTaco's gonna get nailed for your link [kmpg.com] !!!!!

Holy shit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2667182)

The Flash animation [kpmg.com] wouldn't let me leave the site. That's not nice.

Re:Ugly Flash (2, Funny)

Wog (58146) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667241)

The "skip intro" link just starts the whole thing over... The horror!

Re:Ugly Flash (5, Insightful)

logicnazi (169418) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667327)

Jesus...KPMG has really won haven't they. With one stupid letter they managed to get more free advertising and even active links than X10 has purchased during its entire lifetime. Given the way modern search enginges work this probably boosts it up to the top of the heap in search results as well.

Re:Ugly Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2667329)

Good God! It literally makes me sick.
It looks like somone designed it with Flash in 1996.
Yikes!

Text vs Images (1, Insightful)

Smirks (115113) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667137)

I'd understand if people were linking images via img src and clogging up their bandwidth, but simple text links to their site that don't waste any of their bw seems quite stupid.

Quick! (1, Funny)

Chagatai (524580) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667138)

Someone send in Leonard J. Crabs [somethingawful.com] !

--Chag

suck my balls (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667141)

you damn dirty linux lovers.

Rendering (1)

sfbanutt (116292) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667147)

It renders in Galeon (and the music plays.. sad). But it sure is ugly and I doubt it renders the way it's supposed to.

I called it! (1)

glowingspleen (180814) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667152)

Dibs on the use of the word "idiot" in this feedback section! If any of you guys use it without my express written permission (and that of Major League Baseball), you'll be hearing from my lawyers!

Ooops (5, Funny)

joebp (528430) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667155)

I just broke their policy [kpmg.com] .

Oops [kpmg.com] I [kpmg.com] did [kpmg.com] it [kpmg.com] again! [kpmg.com]

Damnit! [kpmg.com]

Re:Ooops (1, Offtopic)

Canadria (531239) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667230)

I just broke their policy [kpmg.com].
Oops [kpmg.com] I [kpmg.com] did [kpmg.com] it [kpmg.com] again! [kpmg.com]

Damnit! [kpmg.com]

FOUL!!!! You are sent to the penalty box for posting something that reminds me of Britney Spears!


www.kpmg.com [kpmg.com]

You still may not snot this Taco! (-1)

The WIPO Troll (267426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667156)

By The WIPO Troll [slashdot.org] , $Revision: 1.12 $

Why have I been receiving emails from CmdrTaco, in which he seems to be speaking in some kind of code language?

Whenever
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda [cmdrtaco.net] 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 engaging in homosexual orgies with him. How he determines this is anyone's guess; but if you have a homosexual-sounding nickname, or a nick with the letter P in it, you're in trouble.
So this time, he found you. Lucky you.
CmdrTaco's code language is relatively easy to decipher. He prefers to speak in thinly-veiled sexual innuendo to evade the watchful (but relatively stupid) eye of Slashdot's parent corporation,
VA Software [yahoo.com] . CmdrTaco's "Commander" is, of course, his penis -- a small, withered little thing that lives in his pants that only comes out in the presence of other men or at the beck and call of CmdrTaco's own right hand. His "Taco bells" are the shriveled testes that droop beneath his Commander, and his "Taco sauce" is his, well, jizz. It should be more than obvious to you now what he means when he asks you to "ring his Taco bells" or "taste his gourmet Taco sauce."
Lastly, there is a practice he refers to as "Taco-snotting" and the more shocking "circle-snot."

Good Lord. What is "Taco-snotting?"

"Taco-snotting" is the term used by CmdrTaco to refer to the practice of sucking the penis of a homosexual man (or unwilling heterosexual; CmdrTaco is rumored to prefer rape), then blowing the semen out his nose onto his partner's (victim's) face and body. A long, bubbly stream of milky-white semen is
left on CmdrTaco's face [yahoo.com] , dribbling out of his nose and down his cheek: hence the term, "Taco-snotting."
A "circle-snot" is a Taco-snotting
circle-jerk, another practice common among the Slashdot crew. CmdrTaco, CowboiKneel [yahoo.com] , and Homos get together and Taco-snot each other with their gooey, sticky cum -- spooging their jizz-snot all over each other's faces and pasty, white bodies, until they're covered head to toe with each other's man juice. This can go on for hours. For the homosexual penetration that follows this lengthy foreplay, Roblowme is usually there to provide plenty of anal lubricant; he owns a limo service and has ample supplies of motor oil and axle grease ready to go.
To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie will usually join in, dressed in tight leather mock-S.S. 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 pale, white geek bodies are exhausted and soaked in stinking sweat from the hours of passionate, homosexual revelry.

Ewwwwww. So, can I stop receiving these emails?

Hopefully.
You most likely forgot to uncheck the "Willing to Taco-snot" checkbox in your account preferences. 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!?

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, you will most likely end up tied up in his basement to be used 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 and some "gourmet Tacos," but when I got 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 thing six 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. Michael was there in his leather Nazi uniform, caning my ass with a bamboo pole and ranting about "all those Censorware freaks out to get him."
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?

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

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READER COMMENTS

  1. Fucking hilarious too bad it didnt get a 5:Funny (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.12.02 19:01 (#2644105 [slashdot.org] )

    this is good shit man

  2. Re:Taco-snotting@Home! (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Dark_Cobra87 [slashdot.org] on 2001.12.01 23:03 (#2642180 [slashdot.org] )

    Oops, forgot to check that Taco-snot option...

  3. Re:Fuck Linux! Fuck him hard! (Score:-1)
    by Fecal Troll Matter [slashdot.org] on 2001.12.01 20:55 (#2641791 [slashdot.org] )

    Mmmmmmm, Taco Sauce... [galeon.com]

    Sig (appended to the end of comments you post, 120 chars)

  4. Look (Score:-1)
    by ArchieBunker [slashdot.org] on 2001.12.01 20:19 (#2641679 [slashdot.org] )

    I love trolling but this shit is getting old, fast. At least start mixing them up a little bit. How about the 'How OSM was Freed' series?
    http://www.naawp.org/

  5. Re:Congratulations! You have been WIPO'd!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.12.01 8:37 (#2640602 [slashdot.org] )

    Stop posting this! I've got hangover and Taco Snotting doesn't make me feel any better.

    I'm really glad that Taco Snotting is illegal here in Europe.

  6. Re:Snot me baby, one more time! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.30 1:01 (#2634213 [slashdot.org] )

    Get a life you loser! Don't you have anything better to do than insult CmdrTaco and the gay community? We are not perverts, we are human beings just like you. So give it a rest!

  7. Re:Hello, perdida!!! Won't you snot my face tonigh (Score:-1)
    by perdida on [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.27 14:13 (#2618764 [slashdot.org] )

    Shut up you asshole.

    I am not great, I am merely adequate. I live in adequacy.

  8. Go back to Russia. (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.26 22:22 (#2616035 [slashdot.org] )

    You weiner trool!

  9. Re:The Taco-Snotting FAQ Rides Again!! (Updated so (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.25 9:14 (#2609574 [slashdot.org] )

    try to find a pic of actual "taco-snotting"! fucking funny it would be! so go to gay porn sites day in and day out until you find a man giving another man a blowjob that has jizz coming out of his nose and mouth. by the way, keep up the good work

  10. Re:Snotting another first!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.23 12:18 (#2603370 [slashdot.org] )

    WIPO, this is getting waaaay old, either drop it or revise it.... there've been no updates for days now...

    CmdrTaco

  11. Re:It's Taco SPAM!!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.22 17:28 (#2600815 [slashdot.org] )

    A truly excellent and very humourous troll indeed!
    However...

    To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie often join in, dressed in black Gestapo uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves.

    Black GeStaPo uniforms? The GeStaPo (Geheime Staatspolizei - Secret State Police) wore civilian clothes (although there are reports on them occasionally using Allgemeine SS uniforms in occupied territories).

    I seriously doubt that perverted individuals like CmdrTaco et al would have the good taste to ever wear the outstandingly beautiful black Waffen SS uniforms! Please update the FAQ accordingly.

    • Re:It's Taco SPAM!!! (Score:0)
      by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.23 4:06 (#2602610 [slashdot.org] )

      Actually, it appears you are both wrong!! Ah ha!! I think our boy WIPO was thinking of the Allgemeine SS [militariacollection.com] uniforms. Waffen SS were grey.

  12. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.21 4:49 (#2594325 [slashdot.org] )

    oh yeah, you say you have masturbated only 2 times to this post. well, by the time it takes for me to get through reading it, i usually end up masturbated 5 to 6 times, 10 to 12 if i have the goatse.cx homepage loaded up and am looking at it side by side with the slashdot page. my keyboard, hands, mouse, monitor, the underside of my desk and around the floor under my desk are cum soaked and sticky with the man smell i know and love.

  13. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.21 4:41 (#2594311 [slashdot.org] )

    for version 2 you should make a total re-write of the cod...errr...text and add some details about cmdrtaco and the homo-gang's happenings with their coworkers (osdn?) and all of the gay revelry they enjoy and promote. by the way, did i just see cmdrtaco on television promoting the nax hair removal system? i guess after using vaseline in and around his ass he grew quite a ponytail and it had to be removed somehow...ouch!

  14. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:-1, Troll)
    by TRoLLaXoR [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.21 3:59 (#2594191 [slashdot.org] )

    WIPO, do you notice how few comments you get for anything you write/post/spam nowadays?

    -Trollaxor

  15. Jon-Katz docking (Score:-1)
    by sales_worldwide [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.20 11:53 (#2588488 [slashdot.org] )

    You forgot to mention Jon Katz's "docking" games, where he places his chopper head to head with another chap, and rolls the other guys foreskin over his own circumcised end ("docking"), providing him with fantasies of actually having his own forskin ...
    "Making linux GPL was the best thing I ever did" - Torvalds. I'd hate to see the worst thing...

  16. Re:Snotting a first! (Score:-1)
    by Fucky the troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.20 11:28 (#2588446 [slashdot.org] )

    Woah! When did the WIPO troll get freed? And how the fuck did I miss it?

    Excellent FP, sir.

    This is a sig virus. Please put me in your sig

  17. Re:Snotting a first! (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.20 11:04 (#2588407 [slashdot.org] )

    omg that is crapflooding material if i ever saw it!!!!!! and u got a first post!!!! whoot to the wipo troll!!!

  18. GW, please.... (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.19 9:03 (#2583756 [slashdot.org] )

    GW...you know we love every hair on your 27 acre ass... and I, for one, would never do anything untowards your graceful demeanor. And you probably have several friends that would love to help you do the bear dance all over my face if I so much as spelled your name wrong. And you know I'd defend your Constitutional right to defame God in heaven. I'd even help fund your education, should you ever decide to take that route. Hell, I'd buy you a tall tepid bear-whiz beer if you were here with me, right now!

    But. ...if you can't find another topic, I'm gonna step over your dead mother's grave and kick your assuredly anesthetitized butt clear across the playground.

    Now go stick your shaved head back down inside the woman's toilet, and just to show there's no hard feelings, I'll jump in the tow-truck and drive right over to help you pull it right out...ok?

    thanks

  19. Re:Help me Taco-Snotters!! (Score:-1)
    by mark knopfler 69 [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 8:25 (#2583695 [slashdot.org] )

    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.

  20. Re: What the hell is "taco snotting"? (Score:-1)
    by WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 8:14 (#2583667 [slashdot.org] )

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

  21. YOU ARE WINNER (Score:1)
    by smackmonkey [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 7:06 (#2583510 [slashdot.org] )

    Crackhead moderators: this is +5, Hilarious material.

    --
    CNN declares War on Islam!
    Left-wing America declares War on its Civil Liberties!

  22. Re:On Taco-Snotting 1.9 (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.19 5:40 (#2583336) [slashdot.org]

    This was funny the first 100 times. Now it is getting boring!

  23. 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]

  24. 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!

  25. 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]

  26. 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?

  27. 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...

  28. 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.

  29. 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.. . :-)

  30. 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.

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

    Oh, man that's just sick !

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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."

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. 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]

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

    WINNER>

  41. 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.

  42. 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

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Nah (1)

sllort (442574) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667160)

I don't think they're upset about people linking to KPMG.com as much as they're upset about people deep linking to idiotic things they've published [kpmg.com] . That might actually get under their skin.

Re:Nah (0)

waitdyahoo.com (468104) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667209)

I think we should start linking every page on there site to every search engine and see what they say then.

Could be fun.

Hehe thanks the the late afternoon amusement! (1)

MantridDronemaker (541253) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667163)

That's pretty entertaining stuff!

Wait did you hear that?? That was the sound of a few million eyes rolling!

If they don't want people linking then they'll just have to password protect their site or something...oh wait that makes it hard for people to get there doesn't it?

Hehe funny stuff anyways. :)

so /. links to it? (3, Redundant)

Lxy (80823) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667165)

Just seemed ironic that /. linked to a site in order to break the news that a site prohibits linking to it.

Let's teach 'em a lesson about linking! (1)

DickPhallus (472621) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667167)

Let the slashdotting begin!

Duh (0)

snoozer20001 (513148) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667170)

Yeah the last reason anyone puts up a website is because they want traffic to it. What were they thinking?

jez (4, Insightful)

British (51765) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667171)

If they don't want people linking to their website, just block all referrers. Mind you, it might be a bit difficult to get to their website, but rules are rules!

Freedom of the Press (4, Interesting)

Renraku (518261) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667173)

Wouldn't this be like hindering freedom of the press or something? That's like saying, "If you use our name in daily conversation, we'll sue you." Its almost as bad as companies trying to sue people because they give their products a bad review.

Old news (-1, Flamebait)

jqpublic (200129) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667232)

So /. is recycling news from wired who
recycles it from fuckedcompany.com...sigh.

Re:Old news (2, Insightful)

Canadria (531239) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667272)

So /. is recycling news from wired who recycles it from fuckedcompany.com...sigh.

I would like to point out that 99% of /. stories are posted elsewhere. Since ./ doesn't employ reporters (at least that I know of), its really hard to go out and find news that isn't from somewhere else or that wasn't published first.

Re:Freedom of the Press (5, Interesting)

Soko (17987) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667294)

Errr... you seem to have hit upon an interesting conumdrum - is this like limiting freedom of the press or limiting free speech? I'm not sure if the two are actually separate or inexorably linked, but there is a difference.

When you publish a web page, should you be able to say that you are a member of the "Press" and afforded the same privileges, or do you get just plain old free speech rights (such as they are)?

Probrably not an earth shaking issue, but it may make any legal arguments interesting...

Soko

KPMG (1, Offtopic)

Syberghost (10557) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667180)

I know these folks; they used to accidentally send emails intended for The Economist to me all the time.

Much more fun than all the Rush Limbaugh emails I used to get; these would have secret details of stuff days or weeks before it was due to be released by the press.

Re:KPMG (1)

TheMidget (512188) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667280)

Much more fun than all the Rush Limbaugh emails I used to get; these would have secret details of stuff days or weeks before it was due to be released by the press.

And, were these details of any use in the stock market ;-)

Taco: a little courtesy won't kill you (1)

Frothy Walrus (534163) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667181)

they asked to be informed of linkers... now you (presumably) didn't inform them that you would be sending the Slashdot Horde their way.

now they're down. what conclusion will they draw from this episode?

Re:Taco: a little courtesy won't kill you (1)

TheMidget (512188) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667309)

they asked to be informed of linkers... now you (presumably) didn't inform them that you would be sending the Slashdot Horde their way.

Didn't you know? It's Slashdot's "link policy" to never inform any target before linking to it.

now they're down. what conclusion will they draw from this episode?

I dunno... Maybe to keep their landsharks on a short leash, lest they'll be bitten themselves?

Works in mine (1, Troll)

Osty (16825) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667184)

Their page could also use some testing since it doesn't render in my browser.

Works fine in mine. Perhaps you ought to try using a modern browser?

Re:Works in mine (1)

vrt3 (62368) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667222)

I tried both Mozilla 0.9.5 and Konqueror 2.2.1, and both gave totally different results, and both did not look like they were correct.

Re:Works in mine (2, Interesting)

d-e-w (173678) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667236)

*shrug* I've tried every browser under the (Windows) sun on their site over the past couple of months, and even with the "required" plugins, still can't get the bedamned thing to load properly. Since they're in our industry, they are on my boss's to-watch list--and every time I send her a report it says "broken site." Can't get past the intro screen, which usually causes my computer to yak.

Once upon a time, the site did work ...

Re:Works in mine (1)

PoiBoy (525770) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667279)

Well, I'm using Mozilla 0.95 (less than two months old), and the Flash doesn't load properly for me, either.

The sad part is that so many of these Johnny-come-lately consulting firms like to call themselves "Internet savvy", which usually just means everyone has been trained by Microsoft to use Microsoft products. Ooh Boy.

Re:Works in mine (1)

gerardrj (207690) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667311)

They seem to have a poor version check. NS 6x does not work with the site. They claim I should updgade to Netscape 4.x or IE4 or 5.
Ironic. A web consultancy (I think the article stated) has a poorly written web interface.

Re:Works in mine (1)

homebru (57152) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667314)

Perhaps you ought to try using a modern browser?

In my Netscape 4.72, all I got was a collection of dancing, colored lines. So I moved on to other things.

Oh, wait. Is that what they sell? Dancing, colored lines? Is that it?

Re:Works in mine (1)

damiam (409504) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667335)

It doesn't render [myip.org] in Galeon 1.0 or Mozilla 0.9.6, both of which are extremely modern browsers.

Big deal..its a request (5, Insightful)

CMiYC (6473) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667185)

Okay... so here's what I don't get... the company's policy clearly says "KPMG is obligated to protect its reputation and trademarks and KPMG reserves the right to request removal of any link to our website."

So what do they think? EVERYONE that they request to remove a link is going too. If they want to try to use this stupid policy to "enforce" something (what, I'm still not quite sure) then at least word it properly. In the form of "we request the right to force you to remove a link to our site." Not that either policy actually means anything.

I reserve the right to request you to remove any silver type jewerly while visitng my website.

Re:Big deal..its a request (0)

snoozer20001 (513148) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667225)

>>request removal of any link to our website

Yeah. Then you say "no".

IANAL but I don't think they can really enforce this... Anyone have any test cases or examples?

I also demand (4, Redundant)

ch-chuck (9622) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667187)

that you ask permission before sending email to my inbox - or I'll sue!

Re:I also demand (1)

Mdog (25508) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667253)

Please direct all complaints to <a href="mailto:...

Just don't link (2)

SanLouBlues (245548) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667190)

Use client executed Javascript to generate the link. Then you're not linking to their page, the people browsing your site are linking to their page.

LOL just thought of something... (1)

MantridDronemaker (541253) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667191)

...perhaps their site is fodder for Awful Link of the day [somethingawful.com] ?

;)

Suprise, suprise (4, Informative)

niola (74324) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667196)

What do you expect from a company that hires people based on GPA and status of college? All of the major consulting companies, Bain, McKinsey, PWC, et al, they won't even interview you if your SAT scores, GPA, and College aren't "top notch." It is pretty sad, as if this is really a measurement of ability. These companies don't like anyone to be individual or think outside the box and it shows in their draconian policies.

--Jon

Their Policy (0, Informative)

jessohyes (175502) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667197)

The following web link activities are explicitly prohibited by KPMG and may present trademark and copyright infringement issues:
Links that involve unauthorized use of our logo
Framing, inline links or metatags
Hyperlinks or a form of link that disguises the URL and bypass the homepage
For further statements and representations regarding the information provided on this site, please review the "Privacy Statement."

Re:Their Policy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2667268)

stupid karma whore, you missed a few lines up where it says "KPMG is obligated to protect its reputation and trademarks and KPMG reserves the right to request removal of any link to our website." and thats the important part!

(moderators: do your duty, and mod that karma-ho down!)

I Call Troll (3, Insightful)

puckhead (241973) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667199)

This is a brilliant bit of viral marketing. Never heard of them 3 days ago and now they've been on FCompany [fuckedcompany.com] and Slashdot. They are number 2 on the blogdex [mit.edu] .

Re:I Call Troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2667243)

Dude, if you never heard of KPMG consider yourself very lucky and very ignorant. They are one of the largest companies in the U.S. and overseas. Sad but true.

Hehe. Marketing people get more inventive..... (1)

Toodles (60042) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667201)

This is a company that I know _I_ have not heard of. Need instant public recognition that would require a multimillion dollar marketing budget? Send a letter to a kid asking the rediculus, and let Wired and the Slashdot affect put your company in popular mindset's as the Dancing Baby and 'All Your Base' quotes...

It's a shame about their website. There's a shockwave intro, that repeats...and repeats...and has a 'Skip Intro' button that causes the shockwave to repeat...and repeat. Boy, KPMG is about to have multi million hits over the next hours, and they have nothing to show the visitors except that silly themes song....

Opinion Piece (5, Insightful)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667205)

Boy, is KPMG [kmpg.com] 's theme song lame.

If my boss gave me the choice between singing that song and sodomizing myself with a baseball bat dipped in a paste of ground glass and 5-minute epoxy, I'd ask him for a map to the nearest Home Depot.

Is this a theme song? (Re:Opinion Piece) (2)

Hanno (11981) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667319)

To me, it sounds more like a lame telephone loop that companies use to torture people on hold. (A friend of mine composes non-lethal telephone songs. Contact me if your company needs better phone loop music.)

So, does anybody know where this song originated?

Is this just a telephone "hold the line" theme or are KPMG employees required to sing a long to this piece every morning?

Re:Opinion Piece (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2667343)

Why the hell would you go to Home Depot? They don't sell baseball bats. Der!

Trouble? http://www.kpmg.com/ (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2667206)

Will [kpmg.com] Slashdot [kpmg.com] have [kpmg.com] to [kpmg.com] remove [kpmg.com] thier [kpmg.com] links [kpmg.com] as [kpmg.com] well? [kpmg.com]

Briliant move! (1)

Mr_Perl (142164) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667213)

By creating this scandal, they'll cash in on the hoopla big time. What's everyone doing? Linking to them, giving them free press and promo.

Guess they're paid the big bucks for a reason eh?

Re:Briliant move! (1)

dachshund (300733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667255)

Linking to them, giving them free press and promo.

Two problems:

1. Visitors have to get past that damn Flash intro first.
2. Sixty seconds of that damned theme song should end any desire to do business with this company.

Re:Briliant move! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2667261)

Wait until they get thier bandwidth bill after everyone follows the link from Slashdot.

A clever ploy, KPMG (4, Redundant)

Corgha (60478) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667219)

Clearly this is just a clever ploy to get tons of people to link to them. Look how many people have taken the bait so far!

If Current Trends Continue(tm), it's only a matter of time before they're at the top of the results for every google search.

Re:A clever ploy, KPMG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2667252)

Reverse psychology doesn't work on adults.

Re:A clever ploy, KPMG (1)

siegesama (450116) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667282)


Really! Suddenly the name KPMG is firm in everybody's brain, and their pages are getting a ton of hits. Hell, people are even willingly subjecting themselves to the theme-song, all in the name of spiting them!

No such thing as bad press. What a PR move!

Re:A clever ploy, KPMG (1)

RickHunter (103108) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667296)

Yeah, but they're also probably paying for all that bandwidth. And once the Slashdot effect gets up to full power, I think we can assume that they're going to have a very nasty bill indeed.

haha (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2667221)

Hahahahaha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! hahahaha! Teeeeeheeee! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! hahahahhahahahahahahha! Oh my goodness, that is some funny stuff! haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Oh oh oh! Hehehehe! I'm crying here! Sniff, sniff. Hahahahahahahahaha!

So, my web policy prohibits (1)

gandalf_grey (93942) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667226)

1) Looking at images on my website.
2) Bookmarking my website.
3) The eating hamburgers on Thursdays.

Offenders will be hearing from my legal council.

Reverse Psychology? (3, Insightful)

GreyyGuy (91753) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667227)

I read this earlier today in Wired and had to wonder if this wasn't all a means of advertising through reverse psychology. Tell some geeks they can't do something that obviously anyone can do and they will do exactly the opposite.

And in the process this company gets a huge number of free links from just about everywhere. How many companies would not like to have their website linked everywhere?

What's the cost? (2, Redundant)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667228)

Are KPMG [kpmg.com] saying that if a site other than the KPMG [kpmg.com] site links to KPMG [kpmg.com] then KPMG [kpmg.com] might sue them? I wonder how much KPMG [kpmg.com] would demand for each infringing link to KPMG [kpmg.com] from a non-KPMG [kpmg.com] site to the KPMG [kpmg.com] web site at http://www.kpmg.com [kpmg.com] ?

It may be a publicity stunt. (0, Redundant)

TheoFish (139696) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667234)

The best way to increase sales of a record that you don't want your kids to hear is to tell them they aren't allowed to buy it.

So maybe KPMG [kpmg.com] is intentionally driving traffic to their site [kpmg.com] .

Obligatory "old news" post (2, Informative)

fjordboy (169716) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667235)

JesusGeeks [jesusgeeks.net] has this hours ago! :)

KPMG [kpmg.com] doesn't want us to link to KPMG [kpmg.com] ? That seems absurd! What if I want to link to KPMG [kpmg.com] ? I should be able to link to KPMG [kpmg.com] if I want to! In fact, I will make use of that privelige right now!
KPMG [kpmg.com]
KPMG [kpmg.com]
KPMG [kpmg.com]
KPMG [kpmg.com]
KPMG [kpmg.com]
KPMG [kpmg.com]
KPMG [kpmg.com]

Re:Obligatory "old news" post (3, Interesting)

fjordboy (169716) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667292)

even google breaks the rules! google's [google.com] simple search brings up many different links to kpmg [kpmg.com]

Anal (1)

axehind (518047) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667237)

Talking about being anal...........

neat. (1)

Wakko Warner (324) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667239)

In horrible, geriatric, why-does-anyone-still-use-it Netscape 4.77, the only thing I see on that site is a little blue square. I'm guessing the actual content isn't much more interesting.

- A.P.

What did you expect... (0, Troll)

Saint_Waldo (541712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667247)

..from any company clueless enough to be using IIS?

If they are using ASP, they obviously don't "get" this whole "internet" thing.

Saint Waldo - May be trolling, but now I'm rolling.

robots.txt (1)

Bender Unit 22 (216955) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667250)

It seems that they are not too busy enforcing it internally. Their main site has a robots.txt file.
--
# everyone go away
User-agent: *
Disallow: /
--
But "local" sites in other countries like Canada does not seem to have any not even meta-tags.
I'd say that this is one thing you should have in the clear before you bring out the big guns.

Page doesnt render in browser - yep it sure doesnt (2, Funny)

slashbrent (102855) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667251)

Here's the problem (from the source code):

(c) 2000, Razorfish, Inc. all rights reserved.

Learn to write HTML you losers!!!

Radio station? (2)

Rick the Red (307103) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667257)

Every time I hear "KPMG" I think it must be a radio station.

Lyrics (2)

stylewagon (197083) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667260)

I'm trying to remember from when I last listened to it: here goes anyway:-

We're KPMG, We're strong as can be
Something, Something
And our visions of global strategy...

Anyone know all the words? (I don't have the mp3 here right now)

Re:Lyrics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2667323)

I remember something about:

Watch out for that tree!

Catchy tune (1)

Hee Hee Hee (310695) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667263)

I've got the KPMG theme song stuck in my head now!Stupid, stupid links! ARRRGGGHHH!!!

Thought experiments (4, Funny)

geophile (16995) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667264)

Thought experiments for my web hypothetical kpmgsucks.com web site (someone owns it already):

- A link to KPMG that displays only if you're coming in from a kpmg.com [kpmg.com] (oops!) address. (I'd love to hear the conversation between KPMG and its outside corporate counsel on that one.)

- A link to KPMG that shows up on 0.1% of all page views, randomly.

- A GIF that looks like a blue, underlined link to kpmg.com [kpmg.com] (oops!)

It will have to be a class action lawsuit (1)

thilmony (248711) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667266)

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q= link:http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ekpmg%2Ecom%2F

2800?

Heeeyyyyy.... (1)

Sarcasmooo! (267601) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667271)

Give my buddy Declan McCullaghalala his credit for breaking the story first [politechbot.com] .

What an ugly site... (2)

Christopher B. Brown (1267) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667273)

I find it remarkable that anyone would want to link to the front page of KPMG [kpmg.com] , given an opportunity not to. :-)

The site renders extremely badly on Galeon... (And it's about as bad with Netscape 4.7 and Konqueror, albeit in different ways...)

Maybe they want nobody to link to it so that nobody knows that it's there?

They might have a good reason. (1)

Captoo (103399) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667274)

They might have a good reason, but not a good case. The article [wired.com] states that the offending web site "has not been especially nice to KPMG." I think that any company hates web sites that ruin their good name (or bad name as the case may be).

I really don't think that they have any legal grounds for forcing the link removal, but it never hurts to ask.

I wonder... (5, Insightful)

BarefootClown (267581) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667275)

if they have written agreements with Google, Altavista, and the other search engines. If not, perhaps their name should be removed from the engine.

Same with the phone books...

This is soooo sad... (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667284)

This is sooo sad that it is funny. I was wondering if they actually did link to outside sites *and* if they have written permission themselves? So, after visiting I noticed that no link seem to go outside www.kpmg.com. At least they are consistent.

I hope they do know that many search engines rely on linking to sites: it actually means they want to be an island in the middle of the internet...

Search engines (1)

BigGar' (411008) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667289)

I think every search engine should pull them from their database, until they've got a mutually signed agreement with them.

Linkage... (1)

snoozerdss (303165) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667293)

Well Slashdot just linked to there home page. I wonder if they will go after them?

What about a no-browse policy ? (1)

bigmouth_strikes (224629) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667301)

The next you know, companies are gonna have policies that forbid browsing to the company websites. So instead of having software/hardware firewalls, they will only have legal firewalls, suing each and every person breaking their policy.

Oh yeah, I have the feeling that we will see a lot of Legal Firewalls in the future.

I just wonder how anyone can even refer to this Web Policy with a straig face...

Start the timer... (1)

Strange_Attractor (160407) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667303)

It won't be long before /. gets a nastygram, especially when they see the traffic volume generated by links from here! I'm taking the under on 4 days...

Hey, I posted this story already. (1)

eclectric (528520) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667332)

Yeah, when I posted this story at 9am (when it was actually still fresh) I suggested the site deserved a slashdotting... now i wonder how long it will be legal to do that. I'm suprised slashdot hasn't been cited for bring down sites before. I guess it's just not a lasting effect.

Slippery Slope (3, Insightful)

tiltowait (306189) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667305)

This will not be a laughing matter in five years. The 2600 DeCSS linking case ruled it is illegal to even link to illegal sites. It's only a matter of time before KPMG's attitudes become de facto.

[begin obligatory slashdot rant] This is truly a bizarre turn of evens as this ruling raises some fundamental questions about intellectual property rights and free speech on the Internet. You would think it is legal to link to a page against the author's permission. You would also think the likes of Madonna and Julia Roberts couldn't steal registered domains containing their names. All of these have been called into doubt as we descend down this slippery slope.

The corporate chokehold on individual freedoms needs greater vigilance. If you asked someone twenty years ago what they thought of random drug testing, stealth eavesdropping techniques, etc., you would probably get a much more appalled response than you would today. What are we in danger of not being appalled about twenty years from now?

More sites [dmoz.org] on this topic, esp. 46-49 of this ruling [uscourts.gov] .

Chris tells all. (2)

supine (94843) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667307)

The letter and response are here [raettig.org] .

The full story is here [raettig.org] .

HTH
marty

running their page through the HTML validator... (1)

SirEdward (145032) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667326)

Running their page through the w3c's HTML validator [w3.org] return the following reponse...

I got the following unexpected response when trying to retrieve http://www.kpmg.com/index.html: 302 Object moved

Please make sure you have entered the URI correctly.

[Valid HTML 4.01!] Gerald Oskoboiny
Last modified: Date: 2001/09/14 04:13:13

strange...

quick wit (1)

Bandito (134369) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667330)

I love the part where the guy writes back:

my own organization's Web link policy requires no such formal agreement

Way to beat 'em at their own game!

Am I missing something? (2)

dave-fu (86011) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667334)

Do they have DeCSS source code on their front page or something? They should embed some of it in their metatags; then if the pesky other parties refuse to cease and desist their nefarious linking ways, they can just have law enforcement step in and take care of business.

It's NOT advertising (2, Insightful)

conan_albrecht (446296) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667340)

If this were a small little startup company, I would be the first to say that it's a wonderful little advertising trick.

But this is one of the largest accounting/consulting firms in the world. They don't need tricks like this to advertise. The negative press they're going to get off of it is much worse because it discredits them. Despite this stupid move, KPMG is actually very reputable and is great company to work for.

Advertising and quality of company issues aside, I'm trying to determine whether which is funnier, this request about links or the silly legal statement they append to every e-mail sent from kpmg mail servers:

The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized.

If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. When addressed to our clients any opinions or advice contained in this email are subject to the terms and conditions expressed in the governing KPMG client engagement letter.

Great marketing idea (1)

overunderunderdone (521462) | more than 12 years ago | (#2667341)

when others who run their own weblogs saw the item, they decided to have a little fun with KPMG. They linked to KPMG's site -- just like this -- to see what the company could do about it. Within a day of Raettig's posting, several dozen sites were linking to KPMG's front page

So all I have to do to get people to link to my site and generate tons of traffic is forbid people from linking to my site?
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