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Another item from New Scientist
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: April 28, 2004 06:45PM

EVEN the most innocent-sounding words can be seized on by diligent spam-busting software. John Griffiths was surprised when a message from a colleague, Orde Eliason, was blocked by his spam filter. Eliason describes himself in his email signature as a "Specialist Brazilian, Chinese, Indian and South East Asian image source", and his photographs have been used from time to time in New Scientist.

So what could the problem be? Well, it's that word "specialist". It contains the name of the "super-Viagra" pill, Cialis. From now on, Eliason has decided, his signature will begin: "Specializing in..."

That last paragraph came from the Feedback page of this week's New Scientist, does it really do that?


Re: Another item from New Scientist
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: April 28, 2004 07:03PM

My spam filters only look at message titles.

pam


Re: Another item from New Scientist
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: April 29, 2004 07:20PM

Blocking the words VIAGRA and CIALIS doesn't work any more.

The spam writers have learned to spell them V-I-A-G-R-A and CIALI*S.

What I don't understand is why they send me offers for BOTH Viagra and breast enlargement. WHO DO THEY THINK I AM? Or rather: WHAT do they think I am?


Re: Another item from New Scientist
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: April 29, 2004 07:45PM

I feel that if people want me to buy their cheap Viagra, they should at least be able to spell it!

pam


Re: Another item from New Scientist
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.l1.c5.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: April 30, 2004 06:44AM

Sometimes I think they're just trying to get a rise out of me.

Stephen


Re: Another item from New Scientist
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: April 30, 2004 10:32AM


Since a honeymoon failure can miff one,
They've improved an invention so, if one,
Honeymooning Niagara,
Buys Liquid Viagra,
He'll be happily pouring a stiff one.


Re: Another item from New Scientist
Posted by: Johnny SansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: May 04, 2004 12:25PM

"VocabulaViagraSexicon"
will increase the size of your Lexicon !
but is banned in the U
S of A so will you
please purchase it from this poor Mexicon?




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