What is spam?

What is spam?

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Vabor
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What is spam?

Post by Vabor »

My definition of spam is pointless chat with no meaning or subject. For example, "SPAM SPAM SPAM"is spam. But now that I have left FU, there seems to be a new meaning. So tell me, what is your definition of spam?
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smoth
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Re: What is spam?

Post by smoth »

OH! postcount++
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Vabor
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Re: What is spam?

Post by Vabor »

See, what you did there I would call spam cause it had no point or meaning. Unless you where trying to say something and said it in a coded way.
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zwzsg
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Re: What is spam?

Post by zwzsg »

Vabor wrote:Unless you where trying to say something and said it in a coded way.
I'll give you a translation of Smoth's post:

I hereby grant you my gratitude for the pleasant surprise that was your offering of a riskless opportunity to increase the number corresponding to the amount of written comments I have posted on this internet forum, number which is, by and large, considered as the one singular measure of my personal worth, insofar at being said to be directy proportional to the length of my virility, as I felt entitled to indulge into such a brainless post as mine, since it could not in anyway bring downard the intelligence level of that thread, considering how pointless your thread-starting initial contribution was. By doing so I am also, in cunning way wearing the disguise of an idiotic one, pointing out how worthless I consider this topic to be, as I would evidently not luxuriate into such behavior into any thread I would have deemed to comport a shred of merit. By choosing to express my explicit meaning into a condensed form reminiscent of a programming language instead of plain english, I am as well asserting both my superiority over a being such as yourself unable to decipher the most simplistic formulation of the increase postcount statement, and my sense of belonging to the segment of population for which this serie of tubes that cannot be dumped on is the only place where our selves can gather consideration more than mockeries.
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MidKnight
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Re: What is spam?

Post by MidKnight »

EPIC WIN

we need springforumsbash
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smoth
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Post by smoth »

it is called forum search.....
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Felix the Cat
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Post by Felix the Cat »

thread of the decade

imo
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rattle
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Re: What is spam?

Post by rattle »

it's canned beef
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Evil4Zerggin
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Re: What is spam?

Post by Evil4Zerggin »

Missing the point here, but:

"Too much spam" is a complaint leveled at many mods. Sometimes it means "this mod encourages use of only a single unit type," and is simply an unclear way of saying that. (However, "too much X unit spam" is clearer.) Sometimes it refers to performance issues caused by having too many units. More often, though, it's simply a way for one to criticize a disliked mod without having to think of a real reason why not like it. So, before accusing a mod of "too much spam," ask yourself this: what the hell else do you expect players to spend their resources on?
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TheMightyOne
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Post by TheMightyOne »

MidKnight wrote:EPIC WIN

we need springforumsbash

http://quotes.springlobby.info/?latest

>_>
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KingRaptor
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Re: What is spam?

Post by KingRaptor »

ban vabor
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Spawn_Retard
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Re: What is spam?

Post by Spawn_Retard »

vabor = emmaunel with a proper english translation?
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adin_panther
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Re: What is spam?

Post by adin_panther »

rattle wrote:it's canned beef
Correct. And it tastes awful.
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SHAD0Wdump
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Re: What is spam?

Post by SHAD0Wdump »

--> SPAM <--
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CarRepairer
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Post by CarRepairer »

adin_panther wrote:
rattle wrote:it's canned beef
Correct. And it tastes awful.
Incorrect.
The labeled ingredients in the classic variety of Spam are: chopped pork shoulder meat with ham meat added, salt, water, sugar, and sodium nitrite to help keep its color.
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KingRaptor
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Re: What is spam?

Post by KingRaptor »

If I were a troll
Even just for a day
I would go to #main
And start trash talking CA

If I were a troll
I think I could understand
Why Otherside's a fanboi
Makes him awesome like Yan

Tell the S44 guys
How to balance their game
'Cos Tired knows best
Anything else is lame
So imBA it makes me cry

If I were a troll
I'd feel just like Peet
Start Smoth vs Argh fights
Just for the hell of it

To have a countless posts
I'd be great like AF
So I'll write spam all day
And be Emmanuel-gay
Run from Tobi and Swift's ghosts

But I'm not a troll
So alas I must halt
Tormenting the forumers
Cease stabbing their ears
The song that makes them balk
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Hoi
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Re: What is spam?

Post by Hoi »

KingRaptor wrote:If I were a troll
Even just for a day
I would go to #main
And start trash talking CA

If I were a troll
I think I could understand
Why Otherside's a fanboi
Makes him awesome like Yan

Tell the S44 guys
How to balance their game
'Cos Tired knows best
Anything else is lame
So imBA it makes me cry

If I were a troll
I'd feel just like Peet
Start Smoth vs Argh fights
Just for the hell of it

To have a countless posts
I'd be great like AF
So I'll write spam all day
And be Emmanuel-gay
Run from Tobi and Swift's ghosts

But I'm not a troll
So alas I must halt
Tormenting the forumers
Cease stabbing their ears
The song that makes them balk
QFT
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SinbadEV
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Re: What is spam?

Post by SinbadEV »

SPAM is a meat based near-food product of copious prevalence and dubious merit.

SPAM in an RTS is a flood of nearly useless units who overwhelm an opponent through sheer annoyance rather then tactical superiority. A derivative of this concept applies to "filling the screen with messages" such as post count SPAM or posting the same-thing over and over again into a forum or chat-room.

As such, SPAM on the internet can also refer in general to a useless message containing no value to the target audience. This could be an advertising message, such as in email or forum bot-posts. It is also often applied to messages people post that have nothing to do with the forum in which it is posted or which add nothing to the conversation... some people interpret this as trying to increase post-count as well.

The general consensus on what SPAM is goes back to the meat-based near-food product on which the metaphor is built. Something easy to produce and obtain, copious, not adding any real value and annoying (thanks to Monty Python for the last one).
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Auswaschbar
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Re: What is spam?

Post by Auswaschbar »

SinbadEV wrote:SPAM is a meat based near-food product of copious prevalence and dubious merit.
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Jazcash
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Re: What is spam?

Post by Jazcash »

This is spam.
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