When I opened my web server log today, I was surprised that many visitors are visiting my site via Yahoo! or Google just to find out who is golarger or golarger.com. (Yes! I intensionally didn’t hyperlink this URL since I don’t want to contribute more traffic to this spammer’s web site).
Why are people interested in golarger
It is obvious the 221 hits for searching the exactly the same term golarger is not just by chance that people happen to think about this term together. When the sudden increase of a word in my web log, I know something special happened. This is the case of golarger.com.
The truth is, golarger.com sent out Windows Messenger spam to a lot of people, asking them to visit their web site. I don’t know how many yet.
According to Work of Fiction, Brad Nugget received the popup box like this:
Message from GOLARGER on 2/15/2003 11:55:17 PM
We are the #1 MALE ORGAN ENLARGEMENT supplement on the web. We guarantee the success of our program or we will refund every penny. Come find out why more men AND WOMEN come to us than any other site.
Enlarge your member 1-3 inches in a matter of days!
Brad, sorry that I cannot link to the orginal blog entry on the site since the archive link on this site does not work when I visited
Someone even posted the Network Monitor result of the analysis here.
Bad. Very bad!
As always, I hate NET SEND SPAM of any kind. If you are interested, please see my previous blog entries (the pages enjoy the highest hit rate of my whole blog site) on NET SEND SPAM.
- Net Send Spam – Yet Another Type of Spam Sept 23, 2002
- Stoping Net Send Spam Nov 7, 2002
- Fighting Back for NET SEND SPAM Nov 20, 2002
- Let People Advetise…There is Nothing Wrong with it, Feb 13, 2003
Why searching for golarger leads to my page?
I mean, honestly… www.golarger.com should be the target of the next “Code Red”…
Posted by: James on February 14, 2003 02:25 AM
I did notice this entry but didn’t pay much attention to this one. Now, the discussion on golarger.com is not popular on Internet, my page became one of the only 4 pages on Internet which contains golarge at the time this entry is created.
James, the bloggerr comment spammer
Again, beside being a “NET SEND SPAMMER”, the lovely James has another title, blogger comment spammer – who sends their advertisement to blogger’s comment system. I used the term from this article.
The battle against Net Send Spam (NSS) just begins
I thought everyone is hating spam, but Mr/Miss/Mrs Marketer told me the opposite thing. He commented in ths comment entry that
So, what do you do when you go to your mail-box outside of your home? Do you beat up the postman when he delivers a piece of junk mail or do you go to court because you received the latest sales flyer from Radio Shack or maybe you call ABC and NBC when your favorite movie is on TV and here comes a commercial. I think not! This whole Spam Issue makes me sick and you should be ashamed of yourself.
Let people advetise…there is nothing wrong with it…it is how you got your website on one of the top search engine pages….OH!, Maybe you forgot that!!!…
I also replied the entry stating
However, net send advertisement directly popup on MY screen no matter what I am doing. It is just like someone jumping into my room and paint their advertisement on MY wall. I don’t care if he/she do it on his wall or on his friends’ wall – as long their friend is OK for that. But I am angry if I see these kind of popups….
Hot debate on net send spam
Many other people joined the debate on the topic of Net Send Spam under my page on Net Send Spam – Yet Another Type of Spam. It is very interesting to see how people think of the same thing diffenetly.
I hope that I was able to maybe shed some light on this subject and enable you to look through the eyes of an Online Marketer who earns just over $3,000 per month Online. This is my small income to support six children of which three are being adopted by my beautiful wife and myself….
In a word, i think such spamming in the cyber world is not ethical, although one might make a large amount of money from it….
Yeah, now this ass marketer is telling us that if he has 3 adopted children and 3 of his own, he has the right to spam. so now if i go an adopt 6 kids, and have six of my own, i guess i can go and kill too, because i will be making a meanie 3000 dollars to feed my kids. what an asshole this guy is, and how stupid can he become ?? …
I am asking this board to please use another term
other than SPAM when addressing this form of advertising.
The word SPAM is incorrect, go and see for yourself. Spam relates ONLY to EMAIL…period!…
Well, first I have to say that I agree somewhat with marketer.
You pay for cable or satellite to see your movies on tv, then they send you their advertisements that they paid for.
It’s pretty much the same with the internet. You paid for access, and someone else is paying to advertise where you can see it….
Some boastingly thought this sort of SPAM should continue. I don’t think so. There are certain types of Junk mail it is illegal to send, there are some forms of advertising on the Television that is illegal (subliminal), even though everyone has a TV and is capable to receive subliminal messages, it has been deemed illegal. Net Send messages take processing cycles and comsume memory and network bandwidth, which means I have fewer resources to perform more effective functions. Ditto to Web Popups and Popbacks. These things consume resources and are unsolicited advertising….
In response to the pro spam ad post by Marketer, the patronising attitude of telling me to click “that little x” is not appreciated. Having to close the pop up is not the problem here, it’s the intrusive nature of the advertising. What right does anyone have to force a box with their useless little message onto your screen. Not only is it annoying, but it can potentialy destroy someones work….
Opt-in email advertising is not only ethical but also appropriate for small business owners in today’s internet society.
I could go on for a while – but I think that my point has been made – IF YOU DON’T WANT TO RECEIVE THE MESSAGES – THEN TURN THE OPTION OFF….
We don’t like it. If you love spam so much give us all your ip address, and we’ll spam the hell out of you, and we’ll do it using a dynamic IP…how do you like them apples?…
my friends and i have used net send for years at the university we attend. i was shocked to find out that people have began using such a useful tool as a means of mass advertising. i would like to point out to the readers out there that these people CLAIM to pay thousands, and if they are foolish enough they actually may, but in fact anyone with an extra 15 minutes can send these spam messages to every ip in the world for free….
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