Spam’s aftertaste (step right up)

Hi everyone out there in blogland. At least one person out there seems to think that I run this blog so that they have a free place to advertise their own putrid little sites. Well, here’s news for that person: it isn’t free.

Nope, from this point (March 22, 2004, 3:36pm EST) forward, I’ll be exacting a fee of one dollar per impression per link for each link posted on this site that I deem to be spam. An impression will be defined as a line in my web server logs showing that a page containing one or more spam links was accessed. Fees will be charged whether the entity accessing the page is human or robot.

Also, if I choose to delete a particular piece of blog spam, the deletion fee will be $15 per piece.

Billing will occur monthly. Bills not paid by the first of the month following the time when access occurs will be considered late. Bills that are late more than 30 days may be turned over to a collection agency for satisfaction. If you do not agree to these terms, then do not post your spam (remember, I define what is spam) links on my website.

Thank-you and good-bye. (by the way, if you are just a normal blog reader, don’t think twice about posting a URL. This is only here to allow me to bill those who want to exploit my web site)

  1. How are you planning to bill these people? I kinda want to know so I can do the same.

  2. well, that remains to be seen. I am going to attempt to get money out of the person who is currently racking up charges. If I’m successful to any degree, I’ll post a howto. (:

  3. Hmm, I like it. I wish I had seen this before I posted my rant today. If it works, please let me know!

  4. Do you mind if we use your billing notice?

  5. Feel free to use the billing notice all you want. I’m not certain how successful I’ll be in getting funds from it immediately, but I intend to keep at it until I get satisfaction. (:

  6. He he. It looks like that Zoloft guy thinks he’s sneaky. The only place he links to his spam now is as his homepage, instead of leaving a spamalicious post.

    Of course, he’s still leaving his url. Charge his butt!

  7. I’ve never actually seen comment spam…guess I read the wrong comments.

  8. well, that’s good. It’s annoying and I generally delete it as soon as I find out about it. I’m sick of the jerks using my time that way for free though, you know?

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