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AOL to Give Away Spammer's Porsche

CowboyNeal posted more than 10 years ago | from the high-volume-email-deployers dept.

Spam 140

introverted writes "CNN is reporting that AOL is giving away a spammer's Porsche. As part of a settlement with a spammer, AOL took the spammer's Porsche Boxster S, and they're running a sweepstakes (already ended) to give the car away."

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Late! (4, Insightful)

awx (169546) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824240)

Is this three or four weeks old now?

Re:Late! (5, Funny)

ExTycho (218077) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824249)

quite late, ah well /. usually get there quicker, so give them credit for that.

but yeah.. this is *exactly* how to deal with spammers.. they've been offering us penis extentions for the last decade.. now its time to take theirs away!!

Dupe, stupid. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824384)

Sowboi Squeal, crack open that second box of Krispy Kremes, get the hell away from the computer, and shut the fuck up.

Laps (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824257)

Yeah it is doing its laps

*ducks*

Re:Late! (5, Informative)

swordboy (472941) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824261)

Not late, just a DUPE! [slashdot.org]

Say it isn't so! (1)

grantsellis (537978) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824491)

It's a second Porche.

Double my parents chances. :)

THE AOL PR FORCE IS STRONG LUKE (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824300)

AOL are getting their Porsche $ back 100 times over with all this free publicity, perhaps spam is a good thing they are thinking ?

Re:THE AOL PR FORCE IS STRONG LUKE (1)

JPriest (547211) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824822)

How much money do you suppose AOL's mail platform is worth? I bet the cost of this Porche is less then even the electric bill to run it.

Re:THE AOL PR FORCE IS STRONG LUKE (0, Offtopic)

gujo-odori (473191) | more than 10 years ago | (#8825671)

You can run a Porsche on electricity now? Wow!

Re:Late! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824373)

Moderators: what about you simply mod down everything in this thread as redundant. This will teach people not to respond to dupes, which might in turn make it easier for /. editors to simply remove the dupe article; or even (yeah right) stop posting dupes.

On the plus side, the number of dupe article posts seems to be decreasing.

Re:Late! (2, Funny)

blowdart (31458) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824431)

Spammers send the same message multiple times, so posting this spammer story multiple times is fitting, no? <g>

Re:Late! (2, Funny)

Halfbaked Plan (769830) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824569)

The slashdot editors are spamming us with this story.

Ummm, what kind of car does Cowboy Neal drive??

Raffle, anybody?

Re:Late! (1)

compwizrd (166184) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824676)

Slashdot cruiser? :P

Re:Late! (1)

RealityMogul (663835) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824768)

That's actually funny but there's nobody here that has been here long enough to remember it.

Re:Late! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824486)

They've already discussed both this and the followup on slashdot.

dupe? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824242)

didnt we see this more than two weeks ago?

Second! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824246)

Second!

Re:Second! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824341)

Third, you fucking failure.

A boxster! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824247)

Maybe some of you small dicked slashdotters can get laid if you win! Of course you'll only be getting shit quality American pussy if you live in north america like most slashdotters.

Re:A boxster! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824272)

We may be getting shit-quality American pussy, but at least all the /. poll options usually only apply to us!

Would you Euros feel better if the joke option was always "If it weren't for CowboyNeal, I'd be speaking German right now"?

Are you on crack? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824312)

All the hottest chicks from YOUR country are here right now practically giving it away just so they can find an American to marry and become a citizen. We've got the pick of the crop here (not Slashdotters necessarily, but the rest of us.) No wonder you're upset.

Re:Are you on crack? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824329)

Course, it doesn't hurt that we're also better hung, usually circumcised, don't smell like boiled cabbage, and don't shoot our loads in 15 seconds.

Again, not Slachdotters necessarily, but the rest of us.

The duke of dupes! (3, Funny)

nordicfrost (118437) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824248)


This was in the mainstream media, even. And Slashdot.

Re:The duke of dupes! (5, Informative)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824278)

Slashdot is mainstream media, acording to news.google.com. It's pretty scary doing a search to find more news on a Slashdot story, and the first link on Google is back to Slashdot. That's just not right.

Re:The duke of dupes! (1)

electrichamster (703053) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824721)

Dammit you're right! We demand to be an underground community!

I mean c'mon, it's not like the latest kernel update is major world news - although god help me, one day I hope it is :)

Re:The duke of dupes! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824844)

Exactly, underground is so much better. Same with music, I only liked N*Sync when THEY were underground. And then they totally sold out!!!11

Re:The duke of dupes! (1, Funny)

ari_j (90255) | more than 10 years ago | (#8825672)

news.google.com will find thousands of news stories about a given event. Typically, only a few hundred are Slashdot articles. :D

Fascinating!! (4, Funny)

hog2 (131006) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824250)

More info is available here [slashdot.org] .

Repost? (-1, Redundant)

DJOrient (573868) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824251)

I could have sworn this was posted here a few weeks ago.

Re:Repost? (0)

rkaa (162066) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824266)

Unless (heaven forbid) ALL spammers driver Porche?!?!

Re:Repost? (-1)

spamnix (760927) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824637)

Unless (heaven forbid) ALL spammers driver Porche?!?!


Dude, if they did Porche would have one hell of a business.

I would rather (-1, Funny)

mao che minh (611166) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824252)

I would raher have had the chance to shoot him in the face with a .357 Magnum. That's just me, though.

Re:I would rather (3, Funny)

SB5 (165464) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824268)

I would have liked to give the man a free castration.

I am not a doctor, so I would probably botch it badly.

Re:I would rather (4, Funny)

fatphil (181876) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824370)

A doctor would know not to use a Magnum to perform the castration.

You're not a doctor, so ...

Why for free? (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824784)

Wouldn't you rather make him pay for it?

1.) Find spammer.
2.) Castrate him.
3.) Add insult to injury: make him pay for it.
4.) Profit.

It would be fitting because he has been making us pay for his abusiveness.

Re:I would rather (2, Funny)

Choron (88276) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824277)

You can have that too, you'll just have to wait for the second sweepstake where you can win all the guy's personal data, including his address :)

How about greeting him with a "Do you feel lucky, punk ?" when he opens the door ?

~The Essence of Slashdot~ (3, Insightful)

Freston Youseff (628628) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824315)

Where it is "funny" to talk about shooting a spammer in the face, whereas you get Karma Kastrated for suggesting the same thing for a evil shitbag like Ralph Nader.

Re:~The Essence of Slashdot~ (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824489)

Evil shitbag? Jeesh.

Re:~The Essence of Slashdot~ (-1, Flamebait)

proj_2501 (78149) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824525)

most politicians are evil shitbags.

but most aren't particularly evil compared to spammers.

especially not ralph nader, who doesn't even hold an office!

~The NEW Essence of Slashdot~ (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8825527)

Here's the trick: Whine about how the mods are typically biased and you'll get whatever other tripe you post modded up as "insight".

Re:~The Essence of Slashdot~ (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8825562)

Oh, I see. The grandparent is modded up for calling Ralph Nade a shitbag.

You're modded down for saying that spammers are worse than politicians...

Yeah, that's the "essence" is it?

Re:~The Essence of Slashdot~ (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824543)

Who exactly hates consumer advocates? Would I be correct in guessing that you are a democrat dittohead who believes that Al Gore lost the election because of Ralph Nader, and not because of his own mistakes?

Have a nice day. (1)

Freston Youseff (628628) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824808)

I don't claim party allegiance of any kind. First link from google [techcentralstation.com] that came up. Evil shitbag scam artist.

Re:Have a nice day. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8825620)

"Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes."

Well no shit, it is a non profit organization. Then again, it is a Dave Barry quote that was probably only intended as a joke.

The rest of the web page just goes on and on about what is probably a questionable way to raise funds for some organizations Ralph Nader is involved with, all along practically implying that he pockets the money. Brilliant.

A little vague... (1)

tux_deamon (663650) | more than 10 years ago | (#8825776)

Who exactly is Ralph Nader scamming and how is he benefitting? Are you talking about student PIRG fees? You mean the fees that the student body overwhelmingly opts to adopt by popular vote? You mean the fees which are entirely optional? Do you mean the student PIRGS whose parent company was founded by Ralph Nader 30 years ago? The Ralph Nader who has selflessly dedicated his life to consumer and environmental advocacy? You mean the Ralph Nader who lives in a studio apartment and owns neither a car nor a television? He's your evil shitbag scam artist?

Re:~The Essence of Slashdot~ (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824740)

Ralph Nader shall smite thee down, mortal.

Re:I would rather (3, Funny)

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Re:I would rather (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824342)

...in a drive-by in his former automobile.

Here's where we talked about it already (-1, Redundant)

bender647 (705126) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824254)

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/30/13 11221&mode=thread&tid=111&tid=120&tid=126&tid=133& tid=186&tid=187

Re:Here's where we talked about it already (3, Funny)

The Human Cow (646609) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824647)

Am I the only one who thinks it's funny that a link to the dupe got marked redundant?

Bah, I meant to add: (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824255)

just delete this story and save us all a lot of fucking pain

Remove this item (1, Insightful)

sailboatfool (178278) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824256)

and you will save diskspace from all
the useless posts.

Re:Remove this item (poety?) (0, Offtopic)

JPriest (547211) | more than 10 years ago | (#8825001)

Remove this post
and you will save time for all
the useless people

Remove this person
and you will save time for all
the people that never knew

Garth! (0, Offtopic)

douglips (513461) | more than 10 years ago | (#8825009)

That was a haiku!

Old article - but it is an update (2, Funny)

Karl Prince (738370) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824259)

Let's hope the winner know's someone with a driving licence...

Re:Old article - but it is an update (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824632)

Let's hope the winner know's someone with a driving licence...

Let's hope that you know somebody who passed fourth grade english.

know's != knows
licence != license
moron == Karl Prince

Re:Old article - but it is an update (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8825078)

The OP's usage of "licence" is correct.

Licence = noun. "Hunting licence"
License = verb. "Licensed practitioner"

Bio-Hazard (4, Funny)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824264)

It's probably got spammer cooties.

Speaking of March 30th, let me just say... (4, Interesting)

chimpo13 (471212) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824267)

Does it come with a CD Multiplayer? And any guesses what they'll fill it with?

mark my words
Slashdotters are laughing now, but just wait until the RIAA/MPAA take a cue from AOL and start liquidating pirates assets...

I'd continue the cutting & pasting of +5 mods, but I'm far too lazy. Thanks Claws Of Doom and WormholeFiend for me stealing the first +5 comments.

Re:Speaking of March 30th, let me just say... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824294)

Slashdotters are laughing now, but just wait until the RIAA/MPAA take a cue from AOL and start liquidating pirates assets...

What good will basements full of used CD-Rs do anyone?

Re:Speaking of March 30th, let me just say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824332)

You'll have to read the 1st time this showed up on /.

Re:Speaking of March 30th, let me just say... (1)

Walkiry (698192) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824330)

>>but just wait until the RIAA/MPAA take a cue from AOL and start liquidating pirates assets...

Will that include the pirates' MP3 and DivX files? They're, after all, Stolen Property(TM) according to them.

Re:Speaking of March 30th, let me just say... (1)

chimpo13 (471212) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824361)

It's probably all been hashed over from the 1st time this story showed up on /.

And I shouldn't have been rated "interesting". Probably "smart-ass" would be better.

Re:Speaking of March 30th, let me just say... (1, Funny)

Walkiry (698192) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824368)

The question is, should an smart-ass mod option be +1 or -1? ;)

Re:Speaking of March 30th, let me just say... (2, Interesting)

Ryosen (234440) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824364)

Fortunately for the rest of us, The **AA is not a legislative body or law enfocement agency.

The sooner people remember this small fact, the sooner they can stop worrying about their parents' basement.

Re:Speaking of March 30th, let me just say... (2, Insightful)

Halfbaked Plan (769830) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824590)

Are you saying AOL is a legislative body or law enforcement agency?

That will be a scary day, incidentally. They own a big chunk of 'land' in cyberspace already...

Re:Speaking of March 30th, let me just say... (1)

chachob (746500) | more than 10 years ago | (#8825003)

Fortunately for the rest of us, The **AA is not a legislative body or law enfocement agency.

well actually, they indirectly are...

The Ultimate Spam (4, Funny)

jstrain (648252) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824270)

Is your penis too small? Do you strike out with the ladies? Forget those pills, pumps, and creams that never work! What you need to increase your manhood isn't in a bottle. When you need to overcompensate due to phallic insecurity, choose the solution that over 50% of males age 26-45 rely on. Get a Porsche!

Re:The Ultimate Spam (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824350)

Actually, way fewer than 50% rely on a Porsche. Maybe 0.5% do.

The rest rely on web porn.

Re:The Ultimate Spam (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824953)

I think he means just those this teeney-peenie syndrome.

Re:The Ultimate Spam (1)

Deadstick (535032) | more than 10 years ago | (#8825319)

Y'know, it's funny...when a woman celebrates her fiftieth birthday by buying the toy she's wanted all her life and can finally afford, you don't hear a bloody thing about midlife crises.

rj

Darn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824275)

It's a shame that it really *was* a dupe :/

Unusual punishment? (4, Insightful)

GillBates0 (664202) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824307)

Okay, this isn't exactly a punishment meted out by law enforcement authorities, but even then, isn't it unusual for a corporation to "sieze" a person's (albeit a spammer's) car?

Maybe he got a better deal by giving away his car rather than an equivalent amount in money - but how'd they reach the settlement amount? Had the spammer's actions caused enough damage to AOL to justify the $1million settlement claim? My guess would be that the spammer's actions cost them bandwidth and diskspace - but are they justified in charging him the amount just because their users didn't delete the junk soon enough or their filters are lame?

Not I'm justifying spam or spammers...but if they reach an out of court settlement for a million dollars, on the grounds that they won't pursue a lawsuit against him - it sounds an awful lot like extortion to me. I would like to see the damages of $1million justified in public - otherwise every crook company (we have plenty of them - RIAA/SCO/etc) could go around threatening people with lawsuits (which the individuals couldn't afford) and demand out-of-court settlements and the people being sued would have no choice but to pay up unless they had resources to pursue their case in court.

Re:Unusual punishment? (1)

rickward (25813) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824399)

More than likely, the spammer person ran a corporation, and the corporation owned the car for tax reasons and stuff. Disclaimer: I am not an accountant. As for your extortion argument... wow. I never thought of that. The terms of most out-of-court settlements are kept confidential by agreement of both parties, and the records are sealed by the court, so neither party CAN go public like you want. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.

Re:Unusual punishment? (1)

Tom7 (102298) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824480)

A settlement is an agreement between the two parties. You can't "demand" a settlement.

Re:Unusual punishment? (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824524)

In civil lawsuits, there are compensatory damages and there are punitive damages.

Compensatory damages are intended to compensate for the losses incurred by the plaintiff.

Punitive damages are intended to punish.

If there were only compensatory damages then there would not be any disincentive to spammers, they'd compensate the plaintiff and be off and to it again because the net earnings are still pretty good.

It is possible that the punitive damages were excessive, I really don't know, but I thought this guy ran a pretty large operation, so compensatory damages might be pretty high.

Re:Unusual punishment? (4, Funny)

swb (14022) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824605)

My guess is that it was all they could get ahold of.

1) File lawsuit against spammer.

2) File motion to freeze spammers assets. Make case that spammer has shown willingness to be sneaky, underhanded, pushing fraudulent products, etc and that its necessary to ensure spammer has viable assets should plaintiff win.

3) Win case. Spammer's business assets are near zero except for car, which couldn't be sold due to freeze. Everything else is leased/rented or of zero salable value. AOL agrees to take car before spammer decides to park it on street with keys in ignition to spite AOL.

4) Spammer goes to farm field owned under another corporate umbrella, digs up cash vacuum sealed in plastic sacks stuffed in PVC pipes. Pays attorney and re-starts spamming business.

5) AOL sells car, claims "victory" in war on spam.

Unusual? Bah! (1, Funny)

finelinebob (635638) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824821)


You obviously don't watch enough late-nite TV. Don't you know that you can buy cars and homes siezed from similar low-lifes by the FBI, IRS, repo men and other organizations? Auctions are being held right now near you! You can also obtain financing for your low-life auto auction purchase!

Re:Unusual? Bah! (1)

GillBates0 (664202) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824974)

If you RTFA, you will observe that this was done by a private CORPORATION: namely AOL, which IMHO is a tad different from LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES (which I mention in my comment) like the FBI/etal.

But you're right, I don't watch enough trashy late-night TV...I consider my time too valuable to be wasted watching the trash that Fox/etc feed you day after night.

Isn't it ironic, dont'cha think (4, Funny)

Ilan Volow (539597) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824352)

Wouldn't it be ironic if the spammer was the one sending those "GET OUT OF DEBT NOW!" messages.

Yeah it's a dupe but.... (3, Funny)

SlashdotMakesMeKool (610077) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824353)

Cowboy Neil can't resist the posts with the little piggy on them.

SQWEAL for the cowboy!!!!!

The "Fortune" box (1)

shish (588640) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824394)

Fortune-of-the-(however often the front page is updated):

Porsche: there simply is no substitute. -- Risky Business

ahhhhhhhhh.... I'm being spammed by slashdot!!!! (3, Funny)

night_flyer (453866) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824402)

maybe I can take one of their cars!

::looks out window and sees their 1975 Pinto Wagon ::

Nevermind...

Re:ahhhhhhhhh.... I'm being spammed by slashdot!!! (0)

Halfbaked Plan (769830) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824602)

Oh, puhlease! Cowboy Neal has better taste than that! He drives the Slashdot Cruiser!

Ironic... (-1, Troll)

SlashdotMakesMeKool (610077) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824425)

Since a spam filtering system would probably delete this sweepstake email automatically! FUCK YEAH, COWBOYNEAALS IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!

Here's The Downside... (3, Funny)

bfg9000 (726447) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824455)

The guy's life reads like a spam-filled success story. If I post this article at work, we'll lose 10 people tomorrow.

"Hi everybody, I'm Robin Leach, and I'm here today looking at the gorgeous 20 million dollar home of [insert spammers name here]!! It's a fabulous castle bought with all that email money, because spamming REALLY DOES WORK!!! Of course, he had the cheapest mortgage on the planet! Boy, he's more loaded than half of Hollywood, and it's like he didn't even work for it! With spam, he seems to MAKE MONEY OVERNIGHT!!! While you stupid peasants are out there slaving away, he's clicking "Send Now" and watching his fabulous dragon's mound of gold coins pile ever higher! He's so smart, he doesn't even need a spellchecker! He has a stable of Porsches and a stable of lovely ladies! And that huge penis of his is a favorite around town! He has no problems meeting ladies because Spamming REALLY DOES WORK!!" He's living the American Dream, and I'm just poor fat old Robin Leach!!!

Dude. (1, Funny)

unlinear (235476) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824466)

Whoah.
Deja Vu.

huh? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824468)

"they're running a sweepstakes (already ended)"
so, uh, they RAN a sweepstakes.
Sigh, so many things wrong w/this news story, makes me PROUD to say i havent subscribed to /.

Why the Porsche you say? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824475)

The Porsche was probably part of the liquidation of assets. If they guy didn't have enough hard cash to pay the settlement/award to AOL, AOL can then start liquidating his assets to get all the money they were awarded. I don't know who gets to choice which particular assets get "disposed" of, but I guess AOL worked with the government to just keep the Porsche as a Porsche and not convert it into cash. The spammer probably made out on the deal also, as I believe the cost of turning assets back to cash would have been charged to the spammer. So instead of converted the $40K Porcshe into $30K cash or whatever someone would have bought it for minus the cost of selling it, the spammer probably got the full 'value' out of it.

Did the spammer Voilate the law? (-1, Redundant)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824487)

Ive not read the actual 'case'.

If he didnt violate anything, why was there a settlement?

If there was a crime that occured, then the court should get the settlement, due to the tax-payer dollars that were expended, not some monopolistic content provider....

Re:Did the spammer Voilate the law? (1)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 10 years ago | (#8825225)

We have these things called "civil torts". When you damage someone by costing them lots of money or time, you can get sued to get it back.

Re:Did the spammer Voilate the law? (1)

TheLink (130905) | more than 10 years ago | (#8825317)

And I suppose uncivil torts are extorts eh?

I'll await your retort ;).

I might have missed this... (-1, Redundant)

margal (696859) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824488)

But how does one make $1,000,000 from spamming?

Boxster? (0, Funny)

Gumshoe (191490) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824564)

It's a Porsche Inboxster.

who would want it (-1, Offtopic)

durp (769886) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824567)

Some nerds sports car

valid usernames (3, Funny)

samhalliday (653858) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824666)

(from article)

NEW YORK (AP) -- America Online said its members have submitted more than one million AOL screen names for the Internet company' s unorthodox drawing for a spammer' s seized sportscar.

aaah, one million valid email addresses for phase two! WARRRAARARRAGAAARRAAGG!!

More proof that the /.editors don't read /. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8824902)

Come on! What do CmdrTaco, Hemos and the rest do all day? Really, I would like to know.

I can spot most dupes and I read /. once a day, surely thay can do better?

What does it take to get a editors job at OSDN?

Great idea! (4, Funny)

arvindn (542080) | more than 10 years ago | (#8824934)

1. Announce sweepstakes for spammer's porsche
2. Get people to sign up; collect email addresses
3. Sell email addresses
4. Profit!

Dupe! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8825185)

Cowboi Kneel, you have posted yet another dupe. I know this has been said about a thousand times, but it needs to be repeated since this happens so often now. Maybe I wouldn't be pissed if many good submissions weren't rejected and many topics avoided altogether (such as the controversial shutdown of goatse.cx). This article was duped with almost the exact same headline of the original. You would think the slashcode could be modified to check for almost identical headlines.
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