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How 'bout I just mock you instead? [Aug. 24th, 2006|09:25 am]
Zoethe
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Got this email yesterday:

Hi,

I had a look at your site. http://zoethe.livejournal.com/

I'd like to pay you $40 to link to my unique hotel site and leave it up for at least a year. My site covers independent hotels, b&bs, hostels, campgrounds and basically any type of accommodation that would be left out of most travel sites. You could link to the Cleveland page so it would be very relevant to your site. Please let me know what you think.

Have a great day!


Wow. For the princely sum of $40, I can have the pleasure of subjecting my readers to your spam, plus whatever weird traffic it might attract! Gee, that'll pay down my student loans!

The email address is from gmail, and the poster did not bother including a link to his "unique hotel site" for me to check it out. I suspect he's spam-botting website names and I.P. locations to fill in the blanks on his little "Hi!" form. Yeah, I'm gonna email him back, taking his $40 bait, and undoubtedly find that all I've accomplished is confirming that I'm a "live one." Spam cascade, here we come!

Or maybe instead, I'll just turn him into gmail so they can close down his account.

I hate spammers.
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[User Picture]From: missysedai
2006-08-24 01:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, please do turn him in!

Asshats like that make my job harder.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-24 01:48 pm (UTC)
Done.
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[User Picture]From: saffster
2006-08-24 01:41 pm (UTC)
You might get a night at the movies on $40......wow.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-24 01:45 pm (UTC)
I doubt I would ever get the $40 anyway.
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[User Picture]From: itches
2006-08-24 01:41 pm (UTC)
But this might be your chance to sell you! All this time building up integrity, a following and people's trust could finally pay off. I just hope that one day I'll be able to sell out.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-24 01:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'll sell you all out! But not for a mere $40!! That's just petty; I'm aiming for evil! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Or, um, wait. I mean, gosh, I would never do such a thing! What are you thinking?!

[cough]
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[User Picture]From: itches
2006-08-24 01:50 pm (UTC)
Ugh. Sell you = sell out.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-24 02:00 pm (UTC)
L! I read "sell out." It's really true that the human brain is capable of making lots of corrections all on its own.
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[User Picture]From: itches
2006-08-24 02:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not dyslexic, just stupid.
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[User Picture]From: thud_stonehead
2006-08-24 01:43 pm (UTC)
*gasp* But... 40 dollars!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-24 01:48 pm (UTC)
I know - how can I throw away money like that?
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2006-08-24 02:12 pm (UTC)
We could buy part of a season of our almost-favorite TV show!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-24 02:14 pm (UTC)
Sorry to disappoint you, pet.
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[User Picture]From: apostate_96
2006-08-24 02:14 pm (UTC)
Give 'im Hell!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-08-24 02:15 pm (UTC)
I just turned him in. It's probably a useless gesture, since he can simply create another email address, but since one cannot send a punch in the nose via email, one does what one can.
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[User Picture]From: apostate_96
2006-08-24 02:17 pm (UTC)
Indeed. And it certainly beats doing nothing. Even if it only makes it a little harder, it's still worth the effort!

Good on you.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2006-08-24 03:16 pm (UTC)
Not useless. If the email account he's spambotted several zillion people with goes down, then he effectively loses all of those accounts. Which makes me happy.
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[User Picture]From: cleobourne
2006-08-24 03:21 pm (UTC)
Have him throw in a couple cows and a few chickens and you got yerself a deal!
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