I wonder how much time is wasted on the whole if you were to combine all the hours people spend weeding spam out of things. I think we should all file a class action lawsuit for compensation. Sometimes I feel like I’m a goddamned part-time ad executive rejecting unsolicited submissions. Were it possible for an individual to actually track these people down and prosecute them, I’d hang something like the following somewhere on the site and go after them to collect:
ENTER THE JABBERRWOCK DOT COM (hereafter ‘we’/’me’/’us’) DOES NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED ADVERTISEMENTS. By submitting an advertisement to this site via the comments, you are agreeing to compensate me for my time spent removing it, to total no less than $2.00 USD per submission. (One ‘submission’ is considered one comment post that offers a product or service either through one or more links or through the URI link provided on the comment form.)
Payments will be expected within thirty (30) days from the time of your submission. If you are not timely with your payment and miss the deadline, your balance will be sold to a third-party debt collector.
You know, THIS is something the telecommunications companies could be working on, instead of trying to fuck everyone over. How much do you think they could save in bandwidth were spam outlawed? They could make more money and not piss off just about everyone in the country at the same time!