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April 14, 2005

Popping Cancer now attracting a higher class of spammer!

I remember the old days, when I first got started, every morning there'd be about a dozen comments snuck in the website from spammers. They were inevitably titled "Buy Viagra" (or Ambien or whatever the pill du jour was) or "gay boys" or "free sex site".

Then, as readership continued, I still got the occasional sex site spam, but mostly it was "free poker online" and "play Texas Hold 'Em". Joel will remember the day I got hit by 1,800 poker promotional links.

That's all over, though. Popping Culture has finally arrived. I'm proud and honored to say that this morning I deleted 18 spammed comments, all from sites that can lower your mortgage rates and sites that want to give you home equity loans!

If that's not moving up in the world, I have no idea what is.

Posted by Dan at April 14, 2005 07:37 AM

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I think you're confused, Dan. Mortgages are so boring. Nothing says class like "gay boys."

But yeah, I do remember the day of 1800 poker spams. You know, after I'd read 700 of them, I thought, "This is terribly annoying." But after 1132, I thought, "Boy, I sure want to play poker." So I guess it worked.

Posted by: Joel Caris at April 14, 2005 01:50 PM

The many pop-up ads I got after actually visiting an online poker site are what finally prompted me to switch to Firefox from IE.

Posted by: Dan at April 14, 2005 03:52 PM

Yup. I can't tell you how many times I've been tempted to enlarge my breasts and lengthen my penis.


Posted by: Alex at April 14, 2005 04:45 PM

Yay for Firefox. Boo for deleting IE and accidentally breaking your computer.

Posted by: Joel Caris at April 14, 2005 06:26 PM

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