Board Ethics: Should spamming on round numbers be allowed?

AuthorTopic: Board Ethics: Should spamming on round numbers be allowed?
Law Bringer
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I always kind of wondered how people justified that, when a number appears to be a little more round than usual in the base we happen to use, they got out and celebrated. Especially when the celebrating, as it does here on SW, essentially consists of some nonsense, several large images and tons and tons of spam.

Do you think people should be allowed to post a new topic on their 2000th post? :)

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Babelicious
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Congratulations for wasting your life! Keep on clickin' them "Add Reply" buttons, pal! LET'S ALL BE ELVES AND ALSO SPAM

Hey, post milestone topics are just about as good as any other topic on Spiderweb.

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Off With Their Heads
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Congrats, Aran! Keep the spam coming!

Hrm. Guru status achieved in just over a year. Let's see if I can beat that. :cool:

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Law Bringer
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Thanks :)

What bothers me is that even with the most horrendous amount of Spamming, I would never be able to keep up with the amount of spam member registrations. Doesn't it make you ineffectual that on your best day, you average less posts than new members are registered?

Here, let's see. Latest Member # is 5081. My own number is 2987

5081-2987
= 2094 registered since I joined. I'd guess around 200 perhaps actual people rather than duplicates, less than 100 stuck around for longe than a few posts, and only around 30 or less are people still here and active (Kelandon, BSC, Premonition, etc.) Sad turnout rate.

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Babelicious
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You seem to be under the impression that I'm just a BIG FAT JOKESTER and I really don't mind you SPAMMING and SQUIRTING your ELFY FLUIDS all over the GODDAMN BOARDS.

GUESS AGAIN, you SLY HEPCAT SCENESTER YOU.

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Law Bringer
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I'm not under the impression that is so. I'm just pretending to be under that impression, so that I can blithely and obnoxiously ignore your ranting criticisms.

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Guardian
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quote:
Originally written by Let's all be Elves and also Spam:

I'd guess around 200 perhaps actual people rather than duplicates, less than 100 stuck around for longe than a few posts, and only around 30 or less are people still here and active (Kelandon, BSC, Premonition, etc.) Sad turnout rate.
So I'm nothing more than an "etc." to you, eh?

Your dong is as good as chewed through, pal. I'd advise you to keep a weather eye out for anything small and furry in the near future.

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Warrior
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I don't seem much of a problem with milestone topics. At least it's not RWG. That's place is spam central now.

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Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by A Cool Half Million:

So I'm nothing more than an "etc." to you, eh?

Your dong is as good as chewed through, pal. I'd advise you to keep a weather eye out for anything small and furry in the near future.

No! No! Don't send the ferrets! It was merely an oversight, honest! :eek:

Edit: Heh, the old multiple account madness. This one's Aran.

[ Wednesday, October 13, 2004 03:09: Message edited by: Some old guy ]

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Infiltrator
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Well all I know is that I say yes they should.

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Warrior
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No matter who does it, and no matter where they do it, spam is still annoying. And btw, I'm one of those thirty people.
Hmm, twenty posts, guess I am now a veteran noob. :D

[ Wednesday, October 13, 2004 04:03: Message edited by: Lighter ]

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Agent
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Congratulations on 2000 Aran. Nice cover. ;)

Landmark announcements for posts should be non-spam. They are events that don't happen often and we should all bask in the warm glow of it when it does.

And Lighter, "Anomyous" is actually spelt anonymous. Just a tip. :D

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Agent
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.iiiiiiiiiii.
(2000) Congrats Aran!
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Of course people should spam.
We need more genital threads, not only in RWG-forum :D

And: you are Some old boy too? o_o

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Guardian
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quote:
Originally written by Some old guy:

quote:
Originally written by A Cool Half Million:

So I'm nothing more than an "etc." to you, eh?

Your dong is as good as chewed through, pal. I'd advise you to keep a weather eye out for anything small and furry in the near future.

No! No! Don't send the ferrets! It was merely an oversight, honest! :eek:

A sincere, if somewhat weak, defense. I will rein them in... this time around.

And, since it seems that I forgot to do so in my earlier post, I congratulate you.

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Stughalf

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Shock Trooper
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Congrats on the 2000 posts! =>

I'm only at 125 now but I might make it to 2000 in the next twelve years or so.

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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by Rowen:

Congrats on the 2000 posts! =>

I'm only at 125 now but I might make it to 2000 in the next twelve years or so.

Well, I registered on October 3, 2001. It is October 13, 2004. I have, counting this post, 203 total posts. I should reach two thousand posts sometime in 2030. In short, my 2000th post spam message will be me having my servant robot telepathically send a hologram to the board while I'm flying in my rocket car.
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Master
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Huh, yeah, you're even on my list already. Lucky you.

Anyway, congrats on 2000 Aran; I knew you'd make it sometime in the near future when I registered. Also, I don't think post count milestones should be spam, just so they're done in intervals of 1000. I'm a pretty sure bet at posting a new topic at 1000, also.

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Let's all be Elves and also Spam:

I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

I just can't wait til my 10 year reunion
I'm gonna bust down the double doors
And when I bed a midget pornstar named Gerald
You will remove your pants and leap through the window

FYT
PLZ LOCK K THX

[ Wednesday, October 13, 2004 16:11: Message edited by: The Almighty Doer of Stuff ]

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Babelicious
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quote:
Originally written by The Almighty Doer of Stuff:

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK I'M FUNNY AND/OR COOL?????
;_;

Fixed your typo.

[ Wednesday, October 13, 2004 18:35: Message edited by: Andrea ]

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Warrior
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While I read almost none of the above conversation, therefore have no knowledge of it's actual content, I must say that spamming should never be allowed on ironycentral. EVER. Any spammer should be warned once, and booted the next time. Pointless spamming should be a crime punishable by death. Just because they might have no life, and feel the need to take it out by writing several pointless lines of spam, is a sign of stupidity, and if they are not killed, they should be castrated in order to prevent their heritage of stupidity from being continued in the human evolutionary chain. Thank you, and good night...

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Infiltrator
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When you allow spamming, you get into what I refer to as "Shotts1200 country".

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Warrior
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quote:
While I read almost none of the above conversation, therefore have no knowledge of it's actual content...
Congrats, it's rare that anybody ever admits to that. While I hardly read your post, I fully agree with it. :)

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Shake Before Using
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quote:
Originally written by Rabid Pigs Eating A Wolf:

While I read almost none of the above conversation, therefore have no knowledge of it's actual content, I must say that spamming should never be allowed on ironycentral. EVER. Any spammer should be warned once, and booted the next time. Pointless spamming should be a crime punishable by death. Just because they might have no life, and feel the need to take it out by writing several pointless lines of spam, is a sign of stupidity, and if they are not killed, they should be castrated in order to prevent their heritage of stupidity from being continued in the human evolutionary chain. Thank you, and good night...
horp?

quote:
Originally written by Andrea:
quote:
Originally written by The Almighty Doer of Stuff:

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK I'M FUNNY AND/OR COOL?????
;_;

Fixed your typo.

Fads are bad. ._.

[ Thursday, October 14, 2004 04:05: Message edited by: Imban ]
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