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Public Salmon Notice 
5th-May-2008 12:25 am
spam lite
I got an AIM message from cubedsalmon right after making my last post. The content of the message from this fishy user was
The 100th Fibonacci number is 354224848179261915075.
The next few messages exchanged established that the person on the other end hadn't started the conversation and didn't know me. An LJ post about a similar conversation was on the first page of Google results for 354224848179261915075. Adding salmon to the search turned up themissinghat, a community devoted to this and similar AIM bot pranks.

So if you ever get a message from a user with "salmon" in the name, be prepared for a confused LiveJournaler who doesn't know what's going on. Who knows, it could be fun! Here's another post on the same topic. And with nothing to do with chat bots, it's a good week to do The Salmon Dance.

I've occasionally thought about writing an AIM bot that you could send a quote to and it would respond with a random quote from another user. But in today's Internet I'd have to come up with an anti-spam solution as well and I haven't even gotten around to applying my spam knowledge to my own email.
5th-May-2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
I wanna be Salmoned! (Or hatted, or tacoed.)
5th-May-2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
I got spammed by that guy too. It's tough because I have a teammate named Salman and I thought maybe it was him.
19th-Jun-2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
YES! I just found this after googling salmon aim messages. a few weeks ago BalefulSalmon sent me a slew of bible verse. today, WestwardSalmon msged me.

how odd.
5th-Jul-2008 08:06 am (UTC)
Yo, its just a bot
it randomly pairs people together, that. like i got a message from salmon SquirmySalmon asking "do you douche" i was like.. WTFFF it turned out i had appeaered to him as Terrific Salmon and said the same thing. its a bot that randomly pairs two people, gives hem the same message, and thats it. You both appear as (an adjective)salmon. its annoying but there it is
14th-Nov-2008 04:44 pm (UTC) - these things keep evolving..
first they were trout, then salmon, the last few have been coho..
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