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16 Aug 2007, 5:43 am

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Actually, the definition of electronic SPAM is, and I quote: the abuse of electronic messaging systems to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages. It can be, as TDM has done before, be used as a kind of denial-of-service attack.


that quote has no attribution, thus my (attributed) definition stands



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16 Aug 2007, 5:51 am

ahayes wrote:
Quatermass wrote:
Actually, the definition of electronic SPAM is, and I quote: the abuse of electronic messaging systems to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages. It can be, as TDM has done before, be used as a kind of denial-of-service attack.


that quote has no attribution, thus my (attributed) definition stands


Wikipedia. If you want, I'll look for a hardcopy definition.


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16 Aug 2007, 6:01 am

By your definition telemarketing is spam, yet people still refer to it as telemarketing. One thus must conclude that spam is defined by its medium, and that medium is email. Because advertisments took on a form similar to that found in spam through im's,newsgroups, forums, etc, people bagan calling it spam, but just because people have applied the term incorrectly doesn't mean the meaning of the term has changed.



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16 Aug 2007, 6:02 am

ahayes wrote:
By your definition telemarketing is spam, yet people still refer to it as telemarketing. One thus must conclude that spam is defined by its medium, and that medium is email. Because advertisments took on a form similar to that found in spam through im's,newsgroups, forums, etc, people bagan calling it spam, but just because people have applied the term incorrectly doesn't mean the meaning of the term has changed.


Hmmm. Interesting point. Telemarketing is spam, if you talk about spam's commercial application. That was a very good point raised there. But it does not change my definition of BBS spamming.


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16 Aug 2007, 6:13 am

Quatermass wrote:
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By your definition telemarketing is spam, yet people still refer to it as telemarketing. One thus must conclude that spam is defined by its medium, and that medium is email. Because advertisments took on a form similar to that found in spam through im's,newsgroups, forums, etc, people bagan calling it spam, but just because people have applied the term incorrectly doesn't mean the meaning of the term has changed.


Hmmm. Interesting point. Telemarketing is spam, if you talk about spam's commercial application. That was a very good point raised there. But it does not change my definition of BBS spamming.


Then you're just wrong.



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16 Aug 2007, 6:18 am

ahayes wrote:
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ahayes wrote:
By your definition telemarketing is spam, yet people still refer to it as telemarketing. One thus must conclude that spam is defined by its medium, and that medium is email. Because advertisments took on a form similar to that found in spam through im's,newsgroups, forums, etc, people bagan calling it spam, but just because people have applied the term incorrectly doesn't mean the meaning of the term has changed.


Hmmm. Interesting point. Telemarketing is spam, if you talk about spam's commercial application. That was a very good point raised there. But it does not change my definition of BBS spamming.


Then you're just wrong.


I'll let the matter drop. And be careful staring into the Untempered Schism ahayes. God, I can't wait to watch that Doctor Who episode....


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16 Aug 2007, 9:23 am

I think they should come up with a different name for this type of "Spam'' as to eliminate all the confusion. Maybe they should call it Smeat.



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16 Aug 2007, 11:29 am

I'll join. :mrgreen:



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16 Aug 2007, 11:37 am

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29 Oct 2007, 11:20 pm

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