Say That Again

by Mike Masnick

Internet Spammer Can't Take What He Dishes Out

from the absolutely-classic dept

A few weeks ago, the Detroit Free Press had the story of yet another spammer, Alan Ralsky, bragging about his big house and how he'll never stop spamming. It seems some of the fine folks over at Slashdot looked up the address of his new home and convinced more than enough people to make sure that Ralsky knew what it felt like to get a ton of unwanted advertising. He's been getting lots of junk snail mail every day, and man, does he seem pissed off. That he doesn't realize the irony in the situation is both a little scary and a little sad. He says that the people who signed him up for all this our "out of their minds" and accuses them of "harassing" him. He's now planning on suing them. How is it that he's not harassing all of us with his "greatest business model in the world" spam? If he gets away with his proposed lawsuit, then, clearly everyone who receives any of his spam needs to sue him using the exact same charges.

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    dorpus, Dec 6th, 2002 @ 7:27am

    One thing to consider

    The article may have put words in his mouth by asking others to sympathize with him. The media often pretends to sympathize with a cause when its true intention is to outrage readers. I know from experience that journalists will often butcher my quotes and say only what they want me to say.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 4th, 2008 @ 1:28pm

    A little late to the game here, but looking at the article (can now be found at ), the quote is "...These people are out of their minds. They're harassing me." It seems kind of hard for that to have a different meaning in any context.

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