I remember a time when there was no SPAM (Stupid People Asking for Money) on the
'net. A time when Usenet newsgroups were useful places to
Today the Usenet (newsgroups, if you don't know) is filled to capacity with endless idiots posting lame adverts trying to get you and I to spend our money on their questionable products. Many popular newsgroups are now useless because of this, even newsgroups specifically created to be spam free *cough*lightspeed*cough*.
Do they really believe that we will believe their calls to Make Money Fast? That they are really Pamela Anderson selling tapes of her and Tommy Lee having sex? That we actually believe that there is a safe, low cost herbal version of Viagra (and why wasn't it available before Viagra?)? That we are so stupid and vain as to think that their crackpot penis enlargers really work? Do these people really believe these schemes work, or have they all bought some Make Money On The Internet kit from some other scam artists and they are so desperate to get their $39.99 back?
I don't really know, and I don't give a damn. I am just goddamned tired of it all. I do not like the idea of adding legislation to the Internet, but the concept of Self-Governance is showing its weaknesses. Spam is on the rise, burying most of Usenet and filling up mailboxes with unwanted and often offensive ads for useless crap.
I don't have real answer to how to handle spammers. My first option is murder, but that's not legal. So, instead I'll end this rant with my Top Ten Ways To Kill Spammers list:
Richard's Top Ten Ways To Kill Spammers:
10: Shove lit sticks of TNT up their assesAnd the number one way to kill Spammers:
01: Vivisection without anesthetic.NOTE 1: Contrary to popular opinion, most governments of the world still regard Spammers as human beings and consider any of the acts above to be illegal. It is this light, and this light alone, that I recommend that you do NOT attempt any of the above actions, nor do I condone such actions.
NOTE 3: If you are a spammer and you take offense to what I have said on this page, well, feel free to fuck off. I don't give a damn what you feel.