Message from discussion movie spammers are finally gone?
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From: Gerry <addr...@domain.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 09:13:03 -0800
Subject: Re: movie spammers are finally gone?
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On 2012-11-10 09:06:50 +0000, Rick Stone said:
> I stayed away for a long while because the group was getting so much
> "non-guitar" spam. I don't mind the "gig spam" and such as long is
> it's relevant to the group (it's kind of nice to know what everyone
> else is doing). But that movie spam got to be a bit nuts.
> So those idiot movie spammers are now finally gone?
There is no "final" to internet noise. I'm sure someone else will
consider this a good place for wasting time and calling it "marketing"
in the future. The Bollywood crew was preceded by the knock-off purse
merchats, and before that (and after) athletic shoes peddlers.
In the case of the Bollywood stuff, they were marketing a site, so all
they needed to get was "traffic" not sales. They undoubtedly got some
curious traffic in the first week or two, but after that they got
The amazing thing is that they all spew all this marketing, and in the
end they couldn't possible make any money on it compared to the spew.
It's like advertising diabetes drugs by stapling flyers to phone poles
near a college campus: Dumping their flyers out on the highway would
produce higher yield. It's pretty much the opposite of "directed
Music is the best means we have of digesting time. -- W. H. Auden