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Dem was asking people how they blogged, which turned into "what do you wear" sort of fast. Here's what he made of my blogsuit; big pants! I should really dig out the old user icon of me sat at the computer with fairy lights wrapped round my head ...

Though I told Dem I wore fairy lights, pants and my panther wrap (if cold) that's not really going to be true (looks at the clock) at this time of day, is it? No, I'm wearing trousers and vague guilt, same as usual.

I ought to bring in an emergency work set of fairy lights.

And while we're at work, I've just discovered my spam is now being filtered through two different detectors, now, and that one of them feels qualified to tell me what is and is not profane. Ugh. Something about the word "profanity" really, really gets my back up. It's god-fearing-american talk, I'm-virtuous-and-you're-damned talk. Anyway, here's what the service desk said to me:

Subject: Profanity to recipient

Inappropriate language has been detected in an e-mail message sent to you with subject of "will you fuck me please?" from [deleted]

I really think that I could have figured that out for myself. Never mind. What with the automatic bounce messages from the filtering, I'm sure to hear from them again.

And again, and again, and again.

Comments

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mr_snips
20th Apr, 2004 11:01 (UTC)
Will you fuck me please?
Are you sure this was spam?

cleanskies
21st Apr, 2004 02:30 (UTC)
Re: Will you fuck me please?
do you know something I don't?
mr_snips
21st Apr, 2004 06:03 (UTC)
Re: Will you fuck me please?
do you know something I don't?

I'm experimenting with an optimistic outlook on life?

cleanskies
21st Apr, 2004 08:11 (UTC)
he/she/it got back to me again today
and this time surfed straight through the filter. Sorry to report that while it claimed to be from "Silver" it just contained the standard, ordinary, boring Ad*ltm*tch ad.
(Anonymous)
20th Apr, 2004 14:06 (UTC)
ta...
...for the link and sorry if the blogsuit is a bit lame. They were the same pants I was wearing for my blogsuit which must make me about 20 feet tall. It's unusually polite of spam to say please don't you think.

Dem
cleanskies
21st Apr, 2004 02:31 (UTC)
Re: ta...
or me really, really tiny ...
rufusfrog
20th Apr, 2004 15:42 (UTC)
Inappropriate Language
MB's work has a great filter. It sieves and bounces that well known expletive 'joke' (and such dire *profanities* as arse and bollocks) but lets through fuckwit (a word he has great need of particularly when talking about the computer department).
cleanskies
21st Apr, 2004 02:37 (UTC)
Re: Inappropriate Language
I expect they'll turn it off again, soon. Last time they put in a filter legal got very screamy at them --

mind you, that was the filter which once stopped one of my emails for "inappropriate language" when I'd simply been a bit flowery ...
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