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(Pravda)   Interview with a spammer   ( divider line
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12069 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Mar 2003 at 1:25 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-03-05 10:26:47 AM  
That's so ironic; I've been sending spam to Russian developers for years!
2003-03-05 11:02:46 AM  
Is it just me, or was that "interview" fabricated by a writer who wrote both parts?

If you read the "article", skip all the longwinded premise, and jump to the last "Answer". Though, it still doesn't explain anything.
2003-03-05 12:18:17 PM  
Interview with a spammer

Nice to see Ann Rice working again.
2003-03-05 01:29:34 PM  
1 vote here to send all spammers to Iraq.
2003-03-05 01:30:29 PM  
Heh...just what I was thinking Bump, although Inverview with a Spampire (Spampyre?) sounds better.
2003-03-05 01:31:11 PM  
I thought that said "interview with a spanner". Probably would have been mre interesting.
2003-03-05 01:33:38 PM  
Davide: Yeah, the whole thing smelled a little funny to me too, I'm sure the same person wrote both halves of the interview...
2003-03-05 01:34:21 PM  
"spammer" somehow, that term seems to fit these lamprey. Absolutely no redeming value. Cancer on all of them!

2003-03-05 01:34:48 PM  
that was lame
2003-03-05 01:34:49 PM  
Shoot spammers. Like, now.
2003-03-05 01:35:01 PM  
Boring. *yawn*
2003-03-05 01:35:06 PM  
And I hit send and the computer was like Beep! Beep! Beep!
Seriously...WTF was the point of that article?
2003-03-05 01:35:06 PM  
F$ck you and die, thanks for the crappy game.
2003-03-05 01:35:30 PM  
Man that really was lame.
Now Pravada is translated from russian so I think it might have lost a lot when it was changed over...
2003-03-05 01:35:52 PM  
Unlikely tag?
2003-03-05 01:36:30 PM  
Jebus...even IF this were translated well, this interview is all over the place. Pravda journalists must live on a steady diet of vodka
2003-03-05 01:37:16 PM  
spammers are the worst type scum. please do not buy ANYTHING in response to their emails, it just encourages them. even if they get 1 - 4 % response, they still make a nice profit.

so, the lesson? even if you want to buy something that a spammer is selling to you, do not buy it by clicking on their links (in the email), instead, search for it on google, and then buy it. this way, you wont support the enemy. Also, if the email is claiming a great discount, doubt it (check around for the same or better price).

those leeches are wasting the time of millions of people to make a few bucks for a few of them.
2003-03-05 01:37:19 PM  
Interview with a Spammer

Q: "Why do you want to conceal your name? What are you afraid of?"

A: " Please allow me to introduce myself,
I'm a man of wealth and taste.
I've been around for a long, long year,
Stole many a man's soul and faith.

And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain;
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate.

Pleased to meet you,
Hope you guess my name.
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game."

2003-03-05 01:38:32 PM  
Davide I had exactly the same impression. This "interview" reads like an infomercial.
2003-03-05 01:38:59 PM  
All spammers must[image from too old to be available]!!!
2003-03-05 01:40:19 PM  
I wipe my arse with PRAVDA. Like a devious supermarket tabloid that tries to appear legitimate.
2003-03-05 01:40:34 PM  
that made no sense whatsoever, what crackhead is posting these...
2003-03-05 01:40:38 PM  
This article didnt even make sense. Pravda sucks.
2003-03-05 01:41:14 PM  
Russia sucks
2003-03-05 01:42:12 PM  
Um, what was the deal with viruses. The guy never said anything about creating a virus at all. Was that just to get our attention? Is he saying that he created the "short message" format that is now used for Viruses?

2003-03-05 01:43:23 PM  
good engrish.

I agree with Wheatweasel, crackheads are lose and posting shiat.
2003-03-05 01:43:43 PM  
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Spamalicious.
2003-03-05 01:44:37 PM  
I'm not sure why we keep posting these. Or why people keep reading it. RUSSIA MAKES IT FUNNY never is, and this one read like a piece of fiction I wrote when I was in fourth grade.
2003-03-05 01:44:50 PM  
Interview with the "Spampire"?

2003-03-05 01:46:18 PM  
As everyone knows, the best way to get your game in publishers' hands is to send out unsolicited e-mail with virus attachments.
2003-03-05 01:47:26 PM  
rofl, Skinink.
2003-03-05 01:47:29 PM  
2003-03-05 01:47:43 PM  
What a stupid load of farking shiat......
2003-03-05 01:48:13 PM  
That interview was longer than a Russian bread-line.
2003-03-05 01:49:04 PM  
I've all of a sudden started getting tons of spam from My Email Wizard addresses. This "service" seems custom-made for spammers.
2003-03-05 01:51:25 PM  
Could someone please explain to me this person's reason for sending a virus, i realy did not understand
what did the virus do?
2003-03-05 01:52:55 PM  
I'd like to interview a spammer with a .44 and see if the rumor is true that they can dance.
2003-03-05 01:53:12 PM  
That was.. perhaps unsurprisingly lacking of actual content and texture. And correct grammar. And anything interesting at all. If he could have cut the story about that farking game or whatever the hell it was he wanted to defend so much that it took up over 2/3s of the text and maybe actually talked more about spamming it may have made more sens. I don't know.
2003-03-05 01:54:30 PM  
HEhehehehe, As soon as I opened that page, Norton popped up and said "Virus detected"

Looks like I just got Klez32 or something... Shiat.
2003-03-05 01:55:00 PM  
why did he send the viruses?
was cleaning your computer part of the game?
if so, i dont understand russian folk lore.
2003-03-05 01:57:50 PM  
That article was completely pointless and full of worthless babble.
2003-03-05 02:01:35 PM  
One of the greatest works of fiction I've read yet. Two thumbs up! Maybe those top 50 scifi guys should revise their list because this story was fine holiday fun for the whole family!

Seriously though, can you all say "BS"? I knew you could!
2003-03-05 02:01:43 PM  
I know this has been said too many times to count about too many articles to count but..

How is that the articles I submit never, ever, ever get put up but stupid, pointless, and most importantly booooring crap like this makes it all the time... grrrrr.
2003-03-05 02:01:44 PM  
That article is such an obvious lie... Is it supposed to be satire? Is Pravda.RU like The Onion or something?

Let's see... They developed an adventure game that they thought would make them rich and famous, but this breakthrough software was so small they could email it to hundreds of people as an attachment??? I don't know of any major ISP that accepts attachments over 2 or 4MB. That part is completely ridiculous.

And then people didn't like their spam, so they got mad and sent out a virus instead? And their justification doesn't make the slightest bit of sense!

Somebody try to explain this:

"A bit later, a friend of ours saw the game and told us to cheer up. He said he had an idea about it. He said that we did not need to email anything. He said that it would be possible to send it automatically, although a small virus would be needed for that. It was something like retaliation. In addition to that, there was an opportunity that someone might evince interest in the game. We also thought that a user's struggle with a virus is also a good game to play. Clean software is the real prize for the victory."

This article is just dumb.
2003-03-05 02:04:18 PM  
I hate to agree with absolutely everybody, since that's just not my way, but, wow that sucked. The problem is that a real interview done well with one of these subhuman spam marketers would actually be interesting. How do you sleep at night, etc...

I just don't think anyone here can get into the head of these people easily and a real glimpse might help us to figure out how to realistically stop them.
2003-03-05 02:04:33 PM  
WTF did I read that? Huge waste if time!
2003-03-05 02:04:47 PM  
BTW, as if it wasn't already obvious, if you do a web search for "Alyonushka" you'll quickly see that the video game never existed.
2003-03-05 02:08:00 PM  
I think I am going to have to poke my eyes out after reading that crap. Please, PLEASE get an English-speaking proofreader. The grammar is AWFUL in that, and half the time I can't even understand what the fark they are saying.
2003-03-05 02:08:40 PM  
2003-03-05 02:12:41 PM, your number one source for confusing, worthless fabrications of internet history.
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