How much were they spamming?
Just wait til the Bald Eagle protection society or every single Brazilian gets filtered.
Where will it end?
Will nobody think of the children?
Venerable Canadian publication The Beaver has been obliged to change its name after prudish spam filters objected to its suggestive title. Publisher Deborah Morrison explained to AFP: “The Beaver was an impediment online. Several readers asked us to change the title because their spam filters at home or at work were blocking …
What the article fails to address is that only last week, in order to boost their dwindling circulation the management of The Beaver held a 'blue sky' think session in a bid to boost profitability by creating a name that best portrayed the image of the organisation as well as appealing to a wider reader base. After discounting all 'beaver' orientated titles, such as 'The Splt Beaver', the group eventually came up with a title which has resulted in a surge in readership.....'THE MONTHLY QUIM'.
Years ago, I noticed some software, written by my (then) employer insisted on "correcting" my surname (which is European, but not English. It has two capital letters). After some fiddling I discovered a line of code which forced all names to begin with a capital letter, and the remaining letters to be lower case. (which meant "le Mesurier" would be corrected to "Lemesurier"). When I raised it as a bug, I was bitchslapped and told to mind my own business. Unfortunately the company in question was flogging financial software aimed at stockbrokers. When they were told that *they* were wrong (and so were their customers), they made an appropriate noise. The company went bust shortly afterwards.
The Beaver Housing Society is somewhere in Medway. I suspect they do not help beavers with housing though.
Plus the Oregon State University sports teams call themselves the beavers.
With so many animal names being turned into innuendo (like cougars and cubs have recently, plus dogging), there won't be many left.
When I was growing up, "as busy as a beaver" would mean working hard. I stopped using that phrase when a Californian lass got all steamed when I said she'd been working like a beaver.
I latter took her aside to explain to her why she should stop telling people that she had a camera in her fanny pack.
... "Leave it to beaver"? Would they not receive any confirmation and order a whole dozen only to realize that the confirmation has been going into the junk box? (or even worse, vanishing into the ether if they have their mail client set on delete immediately like I have?)
The one with the plush of Franklin the Turtle's friend in the back pocket, thanks.
At last night's meeting of the Penistone branch of the Scunthorpe Gay Beaver Appreciation Society in The Golden Ball it was unanimously agreed over several pints with lots of head and a couple of pipes of darkest shag that Members will not pussy-foot around the issue of how the English language is being corrupted but will instead go down on every load of old cock such as that decision by them there Canadian asses.
The true problem here is not the use of the word but actually the rule based approach taken by most anti spam engines. The spam engines write literally hundreds of rules that each mail must pass prior to being accepted as a valid e-mail. Fortunately there are some spam engines within the market place ,Preserv8 being probably the most advanced player, that have replaced this out-dated approach with reputation based filtering, coupled with whitelisting and acceptable contect analysis Spam is quickly erradicated. For more information visit http://www.ctseuropa.es
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021