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BIG BOI
05-06-2008
10:17 PM ET (US)
HI This article I?ve written is all about the fact where I earned an ASTOUNDING amount of money in less than a month and I?ve decided to share the secret with you?(yah you the one reading this message) behind making big bucks in the Mail Order Business.
1. So all money seekers?Read this carefully
Hi I?m 20 years old and I make more money than my parents and so can you Turn $6.00 into $60,000 and more?.read this to find out how READING THIS COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE IT SURE CHANGED MINE
I found this on a bulletin board like this one and decided to try it because I was desperate for money. A little while back I was browsing through several newsgroups, just like you are now, and came across an article, similar to this, that said you could make thousands of dollars within weeks, with only an additional investment of $6.00 So I thought, ?Yah right This must be a scam,? but like most of us, I was curious so I kept reading. Anyway, it said that: you need to send $1.00 to each of the six names and address stated in this article. You then place your own name and address in the bottom of the list at #6, and post the article in at least 200 newsgroups. (There are millions) No catch, that was it. So after thinking it over and talking to a few people first, I thought about trying it I figured: ?What have I got to loose except 6 stamps, and $6.00, right?? Then I invested the measly $6.00. WELL, GUESS WHAT ? Within 7 days, I started getting money in them mail I was SHOCKED I figured it would end soon, but the money just kept on coming in. In my first week, I made about $25.00. By the end of the second week I had made a total of over $1,000.00 In the third week I had over $10,000.00 and it?s still growing This is now my fourth week and I have made just over 42,000.00, and it?s still coming in very rapidly It?s certainly worth $6.00, and 6 stamps, I have spend more than that in the lottery
Let me tell you how this works, and most importantly, why it works?. Also, make sure you print a copy of this article NOW, so you can get the information off of it as you need it. I promise you that if you follow the directions exactly, that you will start making more money than you thought possible by doing something so easy
SUGGESTION: READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE CAREFULLY (print it out or download it.) Follow the simple directions and watch the money come in It?s easy. It?s legal. And, your investment is only $6.00 (plus postage).
IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off; it is not indecent; it is not illegal; and it is virtually no risk-it really works If all the following instructions are adhered to, you will receive extraordinary dividends
PLEASE NOTE: Please follow these directions EXACTLY, and $50,000.00 or more can be yours in 20-60 days. This program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants. Please continue its success by carefully adhering to the instructions. You will now become part of the Mail Order business. In this business your product your product is not sold and tangible, it?s a service. You are in the business of developing Mailing Lists. Many large corporations are happy to pay big bucks for quality lists. However the money made from the mailing lists is secondary to the income which is made from people like you and me asking to be included in that.
~~~~> HERE ARE 4 EASY STEPS TO GET STARTED <~~~~
STEP 1: Get six separate pieces of paper and write the following on each piece of paper, ?PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST.? Now get 6 US $1.00 bills and place ONE inside EACH of the 6 pieces of paper so the bill will not be seen through the envelope (Please make sure that the bill wouldn?t be noticed in the envelope to prevent thievery ) Send out US $ DOLLAR, so it would be more acceptable.
STEP 2: Next, place one paper (with the bill inside) in each of the six envelopes and seal them properly. You should now have six sealed envelopes, each with a piece of paper stating the phrase: ?PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST,? your name and address, and a $1.00 bill.
What you are doing is creating a service. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL You are requesting for a legitimate service and you are paying for it Like most of us, I was a little skeptical and a little worried about the legal aspects of it all. So I checked it out with the U.S. Post office (1-800-725-2161) and they confirmed that it is indeed legal
MAIL THE 6 ENVELOPES TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES BELOW:
#1.)Victor Bell
5820 N Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60660
Apt. 201
#2.)A.N. Flegel
18501 68th ST. E
Bonney Lake, WA 98390
#3.)Therron Crank
P.O.Box 7242
shonto, AZ 86054
#4.)Edward Fragoso
Alpaca 10103 st
South El Monte,CA 91733
#5.)Adrian Quesada
10221 Jamaica dr
Miami,fl 33189
#6.)R. Haney
6229 Thomaston rd. apt. 905
Macon,Ga 31220
?STEP 3: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move the other names up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, ect?) and add YOUR Name as number 6 on the list.
STEP 4: copy this article. Change anything you need to, but try to keep this article as close to the original as possible. Now, post your amended article to at least 200 newsgroups. (I think there are close to 2.4 million groups) All you need is 200, but remember, the more you post, the more money you make (You can make thousands of dollars more if you add just 20 more newsgroups to the 200) This is perfectly legal If you have any doubts, refer to Title 18, Section 1302 and 1341, US Postal and Lottery Laws or Title 18, Section 3005 in the US code, also in the code of Federal regulations, volume 16, sections 255 and 436, which states; ?a product or service must be exchanged for money received.? The simple note in the letter, ?PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST,? Makes it legal because you are paying for exchange of a service, (adding the purchasers name to his mailing list) for a $1.00 fee.
KEEP A COPY OF THESE STEPS FOR YOURSELF, and whenever you need the money, you can use it again and again PLEASE REMEMBER that this program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants and by their carefully adhering to the directions. Look at it this way: If you are of integrity, the program will continue, and the money that so many others have received will come your way.
NOTE: You may want to retain every name and address sent to you, either on a computer or hard copy, and keep the notes people send you. This VERIFIES that you are truly providing a service. (Also it might be a good idea to wrap the $1.00 bill in dark paper to reduce the risk of mail theft.) So, as each post is downloaded and the directions carefully followed, six members will be reimbursed for their participation as a List Developer with one dollar each. Your name will move up the list geometrically so that when your name reaches the #1 position you will be receiving thousands of dollars in CASH What an opportunity for only $6.00 ($1.00 for each of the first six people listed above) Send it now, add your name to the list and you?re in business
----> DIRECTIONS FOR HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS<----
STEP 1: You do not need to re-type this entire letter to do your own posting. Simply put your mouse curser at the beginning of this letter, click and drag your curser to the bottom of this document, right click and select ?copy? from the edit menu. This will copy the entire letter into the computers memory.
STEP 2: Open a blank ?notepad? file and place your mouse curser at the top of the black page. Right click and click the ?edit? menu, select ?paste.? This will paste a copy of the letter into notepad so that you can add your name and postal address to the list.
STEP 3: Save your new notepad file as a .txt file. If you want to do your postings in different settings, you?ll always have this file to go back to.
STEP 4: Use Netscape or Internet Explorer and post this article as a new message by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting paste from the edit menu. Fill in the subject, this will be the header that everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a particular group, click the ?post? message button. You?re done with your first one NOTE: Please don?t SPAM or send unsolicited emails. It?s completely illegal. Send emails to all the people you know or any ways that allow you to, instead of SPAMMING. (Just a reminder)
CONGRATULATIONS?. THAT?S IT All you have to do is just to different newsgroups and post away, after you get the hang of it, it will take about a minute for each newsgroup ** REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A MINIMUN OF 200** That?s it You will begin receiving money from around the world within days NO JOKE You may eventually rent a P.O. Box due to large amounts of mail you will receive. If you wish to stay anonymous, you can invent a name to use, as long as the postman will deliver it. ** JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT. **
TAKE THIS INFORMATION AND IF USED CORRECTLY YOU WILL HAVE THE SAME SUCCESS THAT I HAVE. :)
10
THATRUTH
05-06-2008
10:10 PM ET (US)
HI This article I?ve written is all about the fact where I earned an ASTOUNDING amount of money in less than a month and I?ve decided to share the secret with you?(yah you the one reading this message) behind making big bucks in the Mail Order Business.
1. So all money seekers?Read this carefully
Hi I?m 20 years old and I make more money than my parents and so can you Turn $6.00 into $60,000 and more?.read this to find out how READING THIS COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE IT SURE CHANGED MINE
I found this on a bulletin board like this one and decided to try it because I was desperate for money. A little while back I was browsing through several newsgroups, just like you are now, and came across an article, similar to this, that said you could make thousands of dollars within weeks, with only an additional investment of $6.00 So I thought, ?Yah right This must be a scam,? but like most of us, I was curious so I kept reading. Anyway, it said that: you need to send $1.00 to each of the six names and address stated in this article. You then place your own name and address in the bottom of the list at #6, and post the article in at least 200 newsgroups. (There are millions) No catch, that was it. So after thinking it over and talking to a few people first, I thought about trying it I figured: ?What have I got to loose except 6 stamps, and $6.00, right?? Then I invested the measly $6.00. WELL, GUESS WHAT ? Within 7 days, I started getting money in them mail I was SHOCKED I figured it would end soon, but the money just kept on coming in. In my first week, I made about $25.00. By the end of the second week I had made a total of over $1,000.00 In the third week I had over $10,000.00 and it?s still growing This is now my fourth week and I have made just over 42,000.00, and it?s still coming in very rapidly It?s certainly worth $6.00, and 6 stamps, I have spend more than that in the lottery
Let me tell you how this works, and most importantly, why it works?. Also, make sure you print a copy of this article NOW, so you can get the information off of it as you need it. I promise you that if you follow the directions exactly, that you will start making more money than you thought possible by doing something so easy
SUGGESTION: READ THIS ENTIRE MESSAGE CAREFULLY (print it out or download it.) Follow the simple directions and watch the money come in It?s easy. It?s legal. And, your investment is only $6.00 (plus postage).
IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off; it is not indecent; it is not illegal; and it is virtually no risk-it really works If all the following instructions are adhered to, you will receive extraordinary dividends
PLEASE NOTE: Please follow these directions EXACTLY, and $50,000.00 or more can be yours in 20-60 days. This program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants. Please continue its success by carefully adhering to the instructions. You will now become part of the Mail Order business. In this business your product your product is not sold and tangible, it?s a service. You are in the business of developing Mailing Lists. Many large corporations are happy to pay big bucks for quality lists. However the money made from the mailing lists is secondary to the income which is made from people like you and me asking to be included in that.
~~~~> HERE ARE 4 EASY STEPS TO GET STARTED <~~~~
STEP 1: Get six separate pieces of paper and write the following on each piece of paper, ?PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST.? Now get 6 US $1.00 bills and place ONE inside EACH of the 6 pieces of paper so the bill will not be seen through the envelope (Please make sure that the bill wouldn?t be noticed in the envelope to prevent thievery ) Send out US $ DOLLAR, so it would be more acceptable.
STEP 2: Next, place one paper (with the bill inside) in each of the six envelopes and seal them properly. You should now have six sealed envelopes, each with a piece of paper stating the phrase: ?PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST,? your name and address, and a $1.00 bill.
What you are doing is creating a service. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL You are requesting for a legitimate service and you are paying for it Like most of us, I was a little skeptical and a little worried about the legal aspects of it all. So I checked it out with the U.S. Post office (1-800-725-2161) and they confirmed that it is indeed legal
MAIL THE 6 ENVELOPES TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES BELOW:
#1.)Victor Bell
5820 N Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60660
Apt. 201
#2.)A.N. Flegel
18501 68th ST. E
Bonney Lake, WA 98390
#3.)Therron Crank
P.O.Box 7242
shonto, AZ 86054
#4.)Edward Fragoso
Alpaca 10103 st
South El Monte,CA 91733
#5.)Adrian Quesada
10221 Jamaica dr
Miami,fl 33189
#6.)R. Haney
6229 Thomaston rd. apt. 905
Macon,Ga 31220
?STEP 3: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move the other names up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, ect?) and add YOUR Name as number 6 on the list.
STEP 4: copy this article. Change anything you need to, but try to keep this article as close to the original as possible. Now, post your amended article to at least 200 newsgroups. (I think there are close to 2.4 million groups) All you need is 200, but remember, the more you post, the more money you make (You can make thousands of dollars more if you add just 20 more newsgroups to the 200) This is perfectly legal If you have any doubts, refer to Title 18, Section 1302 and 1341, US Postal and Lottery Laws or Title 18, Section 3005 in the US code, also in the code of Federal regulations, volume 16, sections 255 and 436, which states; ?a product or service must be exchanged for money received.? The simple note in the letter, ?PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST,? Makes it legal because you are paying for exchange of a service, (adding the purchasers name to his mailing list) for a $1.00 fee.
KEEP A COPY OF THESE STEPS FOR YOURSELF, and whenever you need the money, you can use it again and again PLEASE REMEMBER that this program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants and by their carefully adhering to the directions. Look at it this way: If you are of integrity, the program will continue, and the money that so many others have received will come your way.
NOTE: You may want to retain every name and address sent to you, either on a computer or hard copy, and keep the notes people send you. This VERIFIES that you are truly providing a service. (Also it might be a good idea to wrap the $1.00 bill in dark paper to reduce the risk of mail theft.) So, as each post is downloaded and the directions carefully followed, six members will be reimbursed for their participation as a List Developer with one dollar each. Your name will move up the list geometrically so that when your name reaches the #1 position you will be receiving thousands of dollars in CASH What an opportunity for only $6.00 ($1.00 for each of the first six people listed above) Send it now, add your name to the list and you?re in business
----> DIRECTIONS FOR HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS<----
STEP 1: You do not need to re-type this entire letter to do your own posting. Simply put your mouse curser at the beginning of this letter, click and drag your curser to the bottom of this document, right click and select ?copy? from the edit menu. This will copy the entire letter into the computers memory.
STEP 2: Open a blank ?notepad? file and place your mouse curser at the top of the black page. Right click and click the ?edit? menu, select ?paste.? This will paste a copy of the letter into notepad so that you can add your name and postal address to the list.
STEP 3: Save your new notepad file as a .txt file. If you want to do your postings in different settings, you?ll always have this file to go back to.
STEP 4: Use Netscape or Internet Explorer and post this article as a new message by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting paste from the edit menu. Fill in the subject, this will be the header that everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a particular group, click the ?post? message button. You?re done with your first one NOTE: Please don?t SPAM or send unsolicited emails. It?s completely illegal. Send emails to all the people you know or any ways that allow you to, instead of SPAMMING. (Just a reminder)
CONGRATULATIONS?. THAT?S IT All you have to do is just to different newsgroups and post away, after you get the hang of it, it will take about a minute for each newsgroup ** REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A MINIMUN OF 200** That?s it You will begin receiving money from around the world within days NO JOKE You may eventually rent a P.O. Box due to large amounts of mail you will receive. If you wish to stay anonymous, you can invent a name to use, as long as the postman will deliver it. ** JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT. **
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CHASE LOVE
09-09-2005
05:21 AM ET (US)
Easy Money THIS IS AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE ONLY!!!
HOW TO TURN $6 INTO $6,000!!!!!! READING THIS COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE! IT CHANGED MINE...
I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while Back, I was browsing through newsgroups, just like you are now, and Came across an article similar to this that said you could make Thousands of dollars within weeks with only an initial investment of
$6.00! So I thought, Yeah right, this must be a scam, but like most of Us, I was curious, so I kept reading. Anyway, it said that you send $1.00 to each of the 6 names and address stated in the article. You Then place your own name and address in the bottom of the list at ..6, And post the article in at least 200 newsgroups. (There are thousands) No catch, that was it. So after thinking it over, and talking to a few
People first, I thought about trying it. I figured: what have I got to Lose except 6 stamps and $6.00, right? Then I invested the measly $6.00.


Well GUESS WHAT!!
Within 7 days, I started getting money in the mail! I was shocked! I Figured it would end soon, but the money just kept coming in. In my First week, I made about $25.00. By the end of the second week I had
Made a total of over $1,000.00! In the third week I had over $10,000.00 And it's still growing.
This is now my fourth week and I have made a total of just over $42,000.00 and it's still coming in rapidly.
It's certainly worth $6.00, and 6 stamps.
I was in a bad economic state before I found this
Article... I didn't believe this really worked until I ACTUALLY started Getting mail from all over the world... I bought everything I needed...This idea came in the right time exactly :-)
Let me tell you how this works and most importantly, why it works....Also, make sure you print a copy of this article NOW, so you can get the information off of it as you need it.
I promise you that if you follow the directions exactly, that you will start making more money than you thought possible by doing something so easy! Suggestion: Read this entire message carefully! (print it out or download it.) Follow the simple directions and watch the money come in! It's easy. It's legal. And, your investment is only $6.00 (Plus postage)
IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off; it is not indecent; it is not Illegal; and it is virtually no risk - it really Works!!!! If all of the following instructions are adhered to, you will receive extraordinary dividends.


PLEASE NOTE: Please follow these directions EXACTLY, and $50,000 or more can be yours in 20 to 60 days. This program remains successful because of the HONESTY AND INTEGRITY of the participants.
Please continue its success by carefully adhering to the instructions.
You will now become part of the Mail Order business. In this business your product is not solid and tangible, it's a service. You are in the business of developing Mailing Lists. Many large corporations are happy
To pay big bucks for quality lists. However, the money made from the mailing lists is secondary to the income which is made from people like you and me asking to be included in that list. Here are the 4 easy
Steps to success:
STEP 1: Get 6 separate pieces of paper and write the following on each
Piece of paper; PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST..along with your name and address.
Now get 6 US $1.00 bills and place ONE inside EACH of the 6 pieces of paper so the bill will not be seen through the envelope (to prevent Thievery). Next, place one paper in each of the 6 envelopes and seal
Them. You should now have 6 sealed envelopes, each with a piece of Paper stating the above phrase, your name and address, and a $1.00 Bill. What you are doing is creating a service.
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! You are requesting a legitimate service and
You are paying for it! Like most of us I was a little skeptical and a Little worried about the legal aspects of it all. So I checked it out with the U.S. Post Office (1-800-725-2161) and they Confirmed that it is indeed legal! Mail the 6 envelopes to the following addresses:


..1) Mike Fogaren Jr., 5 Waterbury Lane, Easton MA 02356


..2) B.Cramer 939 E. Washington Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234


..3) Alexandra Cornejo-3413 S. 17th St. Arlington, VA 22204


..4) Danielle Biehl, Po Box 201, Colfax IL 61728


..5) Reginald Preston,250 Mcadoo dr .. 911, Folsom CA 95630


..6) Joey Stalone, 3948 Pam St. Eugene, OR 97402


STEP 2: Now take the ..1 name off the list that you see above, move the Other names up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, etc...) and add YOUR NAME as Number 6 on the list.


STEP 3: Change anything you need to, but try to keep this article as Close to original as possible. Now, post your amended article to at Least 200 newsgroups. (I think there are close to 24,000 groups) All You need is 200, but remember, the more you post, the more money you
Make! This is perfectly legal! If you have any doubts, refer to Title 18 Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the Postal lottery laws. Keep a copy of these steps for yourself and,
Whenever you need money, you can use it again and again.


PLEASE REMEMBER that this program remains successful because of the HONESTY AND INTEGRITY of the participants and by their carefully Adhering to the directions. Look at it this way. If you are of Integrity, the program will continue and the money that so many others Have received will come your way.


NOTE: You may want to retain every name and address sent to you, either On a computer or hard copy and keep the notes people send you. This VERIFIES that you are truly providing a service. (Also, it might be a
Good idea to wrap the $1 bill in dark paper to reduce the risk of mail Theft). So, as each post is downloaded and the directions carefully Followed, six members will be reimbursed for their participation as a List Developer with one dollar each. Your name will move up the list
Geometrically so that when your name reaches the ..1 position you will Be receiving thousands of dollars in CASH!!!


What an opportunity for only $6.00 ($1.00 for each of the first Six people listed above) Send it now, add your own name to The list and you're in business!


-------------- DIRECTIONS FOR HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS------------


STEP 1) You do not need to re-type this entire letter to do your own Posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of this letter and Drag your cursor to the bottom of this document, and select 'copy' from
The edit menu. This will copy the entire letter into the computer's Memory.


STEP 2) Open a blank 'notepad' file and place your cursor at the top of The blank page. From the 'edit' menu select 'paste'. This will paste a Copy of the letter into notepad so that you can add your name to the
List.


STEP 3) Save your new notepad file as a .txt file. If you want to do Your postings in different settings, you'll always have this file to go Back to.


STEP 4) Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try searching for various Newsgroups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites, discussions.)
(Just example you log on any search engine like yahoo.com, google.com, Altavista.com, excite.com then you search with this subject millionaire
Message board? or money making message board? or employment message Board? or money making discussions? or money making forum? or business
Message board? etc. You will find thousand & thousand message board.)


STEP 5) Visit these message boards and post this article as a new Message by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting paste From the edit menu. Fill in the Subject, this will be the header that Everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a
Particular group, click the post message button. You're done with your First one! Congratulations...THAT'S IT! All you have to do is jump to Different newsgroups and post away, after you get the hang of it, it
Will take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup!


**REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN,THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL
MAKE!! BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A MINIMUM OF 200**
That's it! You will begin receiving money from around the world within Days! You may eventually want to rent a P.O.Box due to the large amount Of mail you will receive. If you wish to stay anonymous, you can invent
A name to use, as long as the postman will deliver it.


**JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT.**


Now the WHY part: Out of 200 postings, say I receive only 5 replies (a Very low example). So then I made $5.00 with my name at ..6 on the Letter. Now, each of the 5 persons who just sent me $1.00 make the
MINIMUM 200 postings, each with my name at ..5 and only 5 persons Respond to each of the original 5, that is another $25.00 for me, now Those 25 each make 200 MINIMUM posts with my name at ..4 and only 5
Replies each, I will bring in an additional $125.00! Now, those 125 Persons turn around and post the MINIMUM 200 with my name at ..3 and Only receive 5 replies each, I will make an additional $626.00! OK, now
Here is the fun part, each of those 625 persons post a MINIMUM 200 Letters with my name at ..2 and they each only receive 5 replies, that Just made me $3,125.00!!! Those 3,125 persons will all deliver this
Message to 200 newsgroups with my name at ..1 and if still 5 persons per 200 newsgroups react I will receive $15,625,00! With an original Investment of only $6.00! AMAZING! When your name is no longer on the
List, you just take the latest posting in the newsgroups, and send out Another $6.00 to names on the list, putting your name at number 6 Again. And start posting again. The thing to remember is: do you
Realize that thousands of people all over the world are joining the Internet and reading these articles everyday?, JUST LIKE YOU are now!!
So, can you afford $6.00 and see if it really works?? I think so... People have said, "What if the plan is played out and no one sends you The money? So what! What are the chances of that happening when there
Are tons of new honest users and new honest people who are joining the Internet and newsgroups everyday and are willing to give it a try? Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new users, every day, with thousands
Of those joining the actual internet. Remember:
PLAY FAIRLY and HONESTLY, And this will really work.
Good Luck to you all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Aaron LarsonPerson was signed in when posted
02-10-2004
08:51 AM ET (US)
I agree. In many ways, Talking Points Memo is like a newsfeed, or a "one man news site".
7
mythago
02-10-2004
12:50 AM ET (US)
I don't mean that comments are the definiting feature of a blog--just that unless one's site really does generate hornswogglingly large amounts of traffic, it seems pointless to be commentless. Besides the fact that commenters often are as interesting as the original post, it generates less traffic.

I see such blogs as more like newsfeeds than discussion space.
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Aaron LarsonPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2004
05:10 PM ET (US)
I consider Talking Points Memo to be a blog, even though it doesn't permit comments. I am not sure that it would be particularly usefor for that site to offer comments as, like Escheton, its traffic is so high that the comments would likely be overwhelming - and more a series of disjointed thoughts than any sort of coherent discussion or treatment of the subject.

(After I started this discussion, Harry's Place was hit in its remaining open discussion threads by a spammer for a casino site. Go figure.)
5
mythago
02-09-2004
02:26 PM ET (US)
"FAQ" being a list of frequently asked questions--not interactive, just informational. Of course you can have no comments and still have a blog, but unless one is *so* popular that one's blog would be overhwhelmed with fans, it seems odd not to have comments.

Laura, if you post to others' blogs and put up your own blog address, even people you don't know really well will generally wander over and leave comments. Heck, if you ask nice Aaron will probably put up a link for you. :)
4
Laura Shue
02-09-2004
01:14 PM ET (US)
I have a sheepish admission to make. I don't have a place for comments on my blog. The primary reason is that I was worried nobody would ever post comments, and I would end up looking like a complete loser who has no friends. (Which may not be too far off from the truth)

I am curious, though - what is the distinction between "FAQ" and a blog??
3
mythago
02-09-2004
10:52 AM ET (US)
I admit I don't understand most blogs with 'no comments' policies--isn't that just a fancier version of the old personal web pages? (Some blogs, such as Neil Gaiman's, are basically updates-about-the-author, and that's why they have no comments--but they admit they are more FAQ than blog.)
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Aaron LarsonPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2004
09:24 AM ET (US)
Yup. The unattributed quote "feed the trolls" in the original post is an allusion to Eschaton.
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Lawrence KestenbaumPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2004
09:02 AM ET (US)
I like comments too. But on sites where commenting is very active, like Eschaton, I don't tend to read all the way through 100+ comments.

I notice that the comments window on Eschaton is now headed "Please Don't Feed the Trolls" or similar.

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