How stupid can people be??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by DerStrom8, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. DerStrom8

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    Recent post here at AAC:

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    How stupid can people be?

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. tcmtech

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    It must be pretty dumb because I have no idea what I am even looking at. :oops:
     
  3. Wendy

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    Probably someone targeting Xeno forums, and doesn't realize how we handle such posts.
     
  4. DerStrom8

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    It's blatant spam, offering utilities to spam/scam others. It's spam selling spam.
     
  5. Hypatia's Protege

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    Or a joke?:confused:
     
  6. shortbus

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    This sounds kind of like the Monty Python sketch.

     
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  7. DerStrom8

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    I should have seen that coming :D:p
     
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  8. spinnaker

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    Where can I sign up for that spam software? I want to send Destrom8 some email.

    :)
     
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  9. strantor

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    What's stupid about it? Unethical yes, irritating yes, inappropriate yes, stupid? Unsure.

    People who offer services (no matter how lawful) advertise. This is the first time I've seen spam service advertising.

    I bet the way it works is, they hope to lure in would_be scammers/spammers; idiots who don't have the smarts to set up their own bank login scampage. People not smart enough to be scam artists but with moral compasses sufficiently bent to be willing participants in a scam. The would_be scammers' reward would be unknowing forfeiture of all spoils to the real scam artists.
     
  10. spinnaker

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    I think he meant stupid to post on this forum and think they can get away with it.
     
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  11. JoeJester

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    I'm sure there are statistics on how many "click through" occurs per 1000 or per million spams. Some businesses will see the cost of the spam vs the click through and their own conversion rate, it might be worthwhile.

    If you got a million leads in the year from your spam activities and it lead to 10 million in sales, you might think differently.

    Me, I have no time or interest to generate, read, or click a spam message. That doesn't mean others follow my example.
     
  12. Papabravo

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    Can't imagine not following your example.
     
  13. JoeJester

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    Yeah, the only clicking on a spam message I do is deleting it from the list.
     
  14. strantor

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    Right, but even then it wasn't entirely fruitless. Their message was received, even if just by a few, before it was deleted. The Storm saw it, and replicated the message.
     
  15. DerStrom8

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    This is exactly what I meant, thanks spinnaker.

    *Replicated with contact info removed. It's harmless as it sits in this thread.
     
  16. strantor

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    point was, they sent a message, and the message was received, despite our forum's diligent moderators deleting as their soonest opportunity.
     
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