You are correct Haxaty, in terms of e-mail"SPAM" has different meanings in different media.In the case of a forum or posting-board, it means a pointless post. One sentence, one word, or in some weird
cases ONE LETTER?!? I have seen this too.If you take the time to post a message, you should at least have some reasonable support for your opinion. Saying "I agree" only ...or "yep" ...or "K" is SPAM, unless you support your assertion.I am not above spamming, though. Mostly, mine are little quips and jokes, that simply refuse to remain in my mind ...and spill out onto the keyboard. They aren't useful information ...they are simply jokes. So, I have spammed, but you will NEVER see me posting "chat-room" lingo though."OMG" BTW" "LOL" "ROFLMAO" <-- These are acronyms to save time; shorthand more akin to a chatroom. Shorthand is not true communication.This is why we have silly topics like "link on" --it's a thread for those who feel the need to SPAM. Before you all jump down my throat, let me allow THE BARD to sum up my feelings:
I'll tell thee what, Prince:A college of wit-crackers cannot flout me out of my humour.Doust thou think I care for a satire or an epigram? No.For I do purpose to SPAM and I will think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it; and thereforeNEVER flout at me for what I HAVE said against it.For man is a giddy thing, and THIS is my conclusion.
OK...shakespear didn't say "spam" but the sentiment is still valid.<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: raVen_image on 2001-08-18 16:49 ]</font>