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Re^2: Dealing with CPAN reviews

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Aug 21, 2009 at 09:33 UTC ( [id://790301] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Dealing with CPAN reviews
in thread Dealing with CPAN reviews

I've heard anecdotal evidence that spam has decreased. If so, it is likely because of the economy. After all spamming is a business.

We'll get a more definitive answer about what August was like when the State of Spam report comes out next month. Looking at their graph it looks like there was a decline in July.

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[OT] spam (was Re^3: Dealing with CPAN reviews)
by doom (Deacon) on Aug 22, 2009 at 02:23 UTC

    I've heard anecdotal evidence that spam has decreased. If so, it is likely because of the economy. After all spamming is a business.
    I think more precisely, spamming is a double-con... the spam business cons con-artists into thinking they can make money by using spam to con some tiny but significant percentage of the public... a lot of the spam I see is clearly targeted at old people ("Top of the morning to you!") who are new to the net but not wised-up yet. I have my doubts that there are a lot of people like this left.

      There is real money in spamming, so I'm sure they are doing that because it works. There may not be a lot of those people left, but they are probably more vulnerable to spam than most. Given how cheap it is to spam, even a very, very low success rate is profitable.

      Eventually nobody will fall for that and spammers will move on to doing other things.

        There is real money in spamming, so I'm sure they are doing that because it works.
        This is like saying that gambling must be profitable or else no one would be in the casinos at Vegas.