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splitpeasoup
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Icon 1 posted September 18, 2006 10:57      Profile for splitpeasoup         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Last Sunday was the first day I watched an NFL game in glorious HDTV. If you’re a fan and you’re HD ready, I highly recommend the superfan package from directv (more info: www.heybuttercup.com ). It’s cliché, I know, but it really does feel like they’re playing in my living room. I can’t believe I haven’t been able to do this yet, I’ve been watching them regular on my 72” screen… so stupid. Anyone else have that package?
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Icon 1 posted September 18, 2006 11:23      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Are you a spammer?
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Icon 1 posted September 18, 2006 11:41      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think splitpeasoup is, indeed, a spammer. Looking at his "recent posts" I see lots of links for napster, and lots of commercial-oriented links in general.... hrm... the data seems to back up the claim.

TAKE OFF HOSER!

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quote:
Originally posted by MacManKrisK:
I think splitpeasoup is, indeed, a spammer. Looking at his "recent posts" I see lots of links for napster, and lots of commercial-oriented links in general.... hrm... the data seems to back up the claim.

TAKE OFF HOSER!

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'Data' is plural. 'Datum' is singular.

"these data seem to back up the claim."
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Somebody please trout me. Hard.

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Gladly...

/me trouts nwnf hard per his request

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These rice have worms in it.
The rice has worms in it.

Both seem correct to me.

The data also seems correct.

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Icon 1 posted September 18, 2006 14:52      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
besides the spamming part of the post. I do wish now for the oppertunity to watch hd. But at last i still have a crt tv. Maybe I will deside to get one before the new year.

Why do you even have a 72" tv? I would be happier with a tv anywhere from 42" to 65".

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This is the second spammer topic posted this evening. Are you employed by guerillaPR splitpeasoup?

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The package the spammer is writing about is part of a bait-and-switch program I experienced with DirecTV and NFL Sunday Ticket.

I purchased my HDTV in part with a rebate on an HD promotion by DirecTV. At the time I also purchased NFL Sunday Ticket and repeatedly asked if the whole package price included NFL HDTV. I was assured it did. And found nothing stating the contrary.

I paid my bill, and on the billing date, I received a notice I had to pay another $100 to upgrade to HDTV. Used to be HDTV was part of the package, but DirecTV discovered they could engage in this kind of tactic in order to squeeze more money out of customers.

It was an outrage. I'm not surprised DirecTV is resorting to this kind of tactic.

Colonel Panic

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I'd already figured that splitpeasoup is probably a spammer, but she has put enough effort into posting in order to seem real, so I'm willing to tolerate it, myself. As long as she doesn't turn as annoying as tyler/ribbit, why not just let things go on?

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I think that Ricky Gervais, Simpsons episode, had some serious HD spam going on [Razz] ...

If anyone happened to see it [ohwell]

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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
I'd already figured that splitpeasoup is probably a spammer, but she has put enough effort into posting in order to seem real, so I'm willing to tolerate it, myself. As long as she doesn't turn as annoying as tyler/ribbit, why not just let things go on?

We all want this to remain an open and tolerant forum, not a little private club, and I completely agree with Snaggy that new members here should be given a lot of time and tolerance to let them find their feet. Spammers however are a different, as they are don't contribute anything, and don't wan't to either. I also find the dishonest nature of their trade offensive.

I think this place is rather like a bar, that you might call into on the way home from work for a beer and to talk crap for 30 minutes or so. It's a public space and occasionally you might get some sales people there promoting some new drink, and while I don't need that, I'll tolerate it, because they are upfront about what they do. But these spammers are like someone who sidles up to my barstool, and while pretending to be just another customer, and pretending to be interested in my boring babble, is actually trying to sell to me, or otherwise influence my behaviour. In other words he's a con man. I would find it much more acceptable if splitpeasoup, (who I suspect is either another identity of Tyler Allen or one of his co-workers) was upfront about what he was doing, particularly if it was in it's own forum, and Snaggy and Nitro got some monetary benefit too, but as it is he's just a parasite and leech.

So I favour banning these lowlifes, as soon as they are outed.

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
So I favour banning these lowlifes, as soon as they are outed.

Sadly, they'd just pop up again tomorrow under a different alias.

I share your opinion of 'guerilla marketers' Calli, they're dishonest lowlife scum and a complete waste of skin, but I don't think banning them will work. How about something a little nastier, like an email to the spammers client, saying we don't appreciate their marketing methods, and will boycott their product. There's a handy contact page here

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
But these spammers are like someone who sidles up to my barstool, and while pretending to be just another customer, and pretending to be interested in my boring babble, is actually trying to sell to me, or otherwise influence my behaviour. In other words he's a con man.

Although that's a viable analogy, I prefer to think that they're more like the Chewly's Gum salesman from Clerks.

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
someone who sidles up to my barstool, and while pretending to be just another customer, and pretending to be interested in my boring babble, is actually trying to sell to me, or otherwise influence my behaviour. In other words he's a con man.

*Sidle, sidle, sidle* Say Calli, can I buy you a beer? And by the way, how do you feel about garlic, arrrrrrrgh? [Big Grin]


(Sorry. Could not control the urge.)

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I looked through a bunch of splitpeasoup's posts and, while a couple could pass as advertisements and there were a bunch of comedy bits from napster (some of which were pretty funny as I recall), most don't seem like spam and there's not really a pattern the way there is with most forum spammers.

I think splitpeasoup is either a real poster who happens to have posted a few links that could be interpreted as spam or the best one I've ever seen.

I say we give the benefit of the doubt here, because, if it is spam, it's at least being done well and not as an annoying interruption into other topics the way tyler/ribbit did it.

That said, I do have say the whole concept of a woman going nuts over HD football is a bit unusual.

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Yeah, but the problem is, then the referer logs of all these sites start to show up GC as an easy target, and then we get more and more of these spammers showing up.
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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:

I think splitpeasoup is either a real poster who happens to have posted a few links that could be interpreted as spam or the best one I've ever seen.

That said, I do have say the whole concept of a woman going nuts over HD football is a bit unusual.

Well, I'm not sure what to say. Thank you?

You know, there are women who like HD. We also like football, gaming, and computers. It must suck to live in a world that is so rigidly defined by gender. Hope some of you boys like shopping, deep emotional conversations, and romance.

I'm not a spammer.

If anyone else has the Superfan package, how much did you pay for it including sundayticket? I paid $149 and I was told it's $249.

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[Big Grin] You are so a spammer!
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splitpeasoup:
Considering that I'm the -only- person who spoke up and said you didn't appear to be a spammer and should be given the benefit of the doubt, it's a bit odd that I'm the one you replied to.

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I'm with Calli in so far as I look on this thing we call the GC community much like a Pub (bar as most of the rest of you would know it) people come and people go. Some are long time regulars, some just short time drop ins. Occasionally a salesperson drops in touting their wares - fair enough, and sometimes a sleazy conartist slinks in pretending to be a casual punter trying to tempt the customers with their dodgy "get rich quick" scams.

splitpeasoup does not strike me as a sleazy conartist... Tyler/Ribbit and some others whose names I have erased from memory were glaringly obvious and rubbish at their attempts sell us their scams/multiple saddo peronalities etc.

If splitpeasoup is a spammer and has been rumbled they will fade away and if not then we will gain much and lose little by cutting a bit of slack.

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But that's how the problem grows... we become noticed as an easy target, thanks to people clicking the links and sending referer headers. Then more spammers come along, and sign up, and start posting topics that make them look vulnerable or attractive and which happen to contain links.
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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
splitpeasoup:
Considering that I'm the -only- person who spoke up and said you didn't appear to be a spammer and should be given the benefit of the doubt, it's a bit odd that I'm the one you replied to.

Why would I reply to people who attack me? Of course I'm going to reply to the only person that supports me. Put yourself in my shoes for a moment. Would a real poster be likely to come back after this attack? Would a spammer sit here spending their time arguing about this without being paid for whatever it is they are paid for? Overanalysis doesn't lead to any clearer answer, and since no one trusts me I have no way to prove my innocence.
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I hadn't looked at it that way, but that does make perfect sense.

I meant no offense when I said a woman who enjoys HD football is unusual, by the way... it's not that common (at least not here). I know a bunch of guys who would be much happier if it was more common.

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splitpeasoup_________ you yourselft might not be a spammer but your post is spam (i know its contradicting). But when you start reccomending commercial products and putting a link in your post to the website then by definition its spam.

I don't agree with some people that spammers or people accidently posting spam in the forums shoud be banned. Instead I think there should be a three strikes policy where the spammer would get some sort of symbol underneath their name identifying them as a spammer for life. Or something of that nature.

And again i'm sorry splitpeasoup if I offended you by calling your post spam. But honestly if i wanted hd then i would go to my nearest bell store. Its okay if you say how great hd is. I just don't want to read the spam parts of the post.

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