Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Any budding Dantes out there? Help create a ring of hell for SPAMMERS!

OK, here you have the scheme of the netherworld as laid out in Dante's Divine Comedy (click to enlarge for details).
Why is my mind on this?
Well, I caught a tweet that took me to this dust up between two South Dakota bloggers. The whole thing is probably the byproduct of spam filters making it appear that one was blocking the other's comments. That's happened on my blog as well.
Problem is, we have to have filters in place because the (fill in your own epithet) spammers feel free to intrude their money grubbing junk into our freely offered brilliance.
So, here's your chance - send your comments to create a ring (or rings) of hell for spammers. And, like Dante, tell us what torments they might suffer there. Heh heh heh. I can hardly wait.
Safety warning: Imagining the hellish torments that await your adversaries is called The Abominable Fancy (now there's a blog name waiting to happen). Prolonged imagining can cause you spiritual harm. So please, imagine responsibly.


A. S. Haley said...

OK, I'll go forward, Fr. Tim -

I would relegate spammers to the bottom ring of the eighth circle of Hell, reserved for counterfeiters and forgers: after all, they are engaging in the same type of offense, which is to pass off something they hope will appear attractive enough to a minuscule-enough percent of their recipients so that they can earn enough of a return to send out the next spam.

And for their particular punishment, I would chain them to a rock next to the shores of Jasper Fforde's Text Sea, sentenced to crank out their spams eternally in the sand, only to watch as the sea rolls in and dissolves it -- and them (painfully), only to have them reconstituted in time for the next tide.

TLF+ said...

Ah, what a magnificent and appropriate fate! Thanks, Allan.

WannabeAnglican said...

I would have demons perpetually hawk viagra, acai, mortgages, and other spamwares to the spammers for eternity . . . and forcefeed the spammers with the same.

TLF+ said...

Wahahahahahaha thanks, Wannabe. Justice indeed!