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The top-10 of spammers is put on a
'wanted' list with a price on his
Whoever intimidate the spammer in
such a way that he turns himself in
and testifies to all the damage done
is compensated with money
by netizens on a secret Swiss bank
The Swiss bank account
is filled with
millions of micro payments done by
millions of spam victims. Because
millions of people together hire a
criminal to intimidate somebody,
each one can't possibly be held
accountable legally. Already tracing
their real identities would take ages.
The person who sets up the
infrastructure only says he thinks
an interesting art project and it is
serious. As soon as it works, he
abandones it and leaves it out there,
not taking up responsability for it.
art work is finished. It then
on many mirror websites and P2P
networks (if people like the project).
The proof is published by the
by forcing the spammer to have
himself arrested and declaring to
newsservices never to spam again,
reveal his personal information,
he was wrong and so on.
The application to release the Swiss
bank account number to the
does a search on this news on-line.
Once certain major newsservices
quote the spammer saying he will
stop spamming, the application
releases the Swiss bank account
number to the criminal.
The criminal finds himself a copy of
the application on a P2P network
enters a phrase the spammer is
to say to the journalists a certain
number of days before this takes
place. Once the journalists quote
correctly and this news appears
online, the application finds this and
the Swiss bank accountnumber is
Other people can try the phrase the
spammer had to say as soon as it is
known and can also get the Swiss
bank account number out of it, but
will be days later than the criminal.
The account will already be emptied
When this worked for the number 1
spammer, number 2 on the list is
next and so on. Perhaps a spammer
appears awfully torturted in the
(for example with the keyword
scarred on him, to make sure it is
mentioned in the news). After a few
of those example cases spam will
The risk other people are killed by
internet community in this way is
small because nobody except
spammers can move the whole
internet community as much.
We only have to find a Swiss bank
that accepts millions of micro
payments on a certain anonymous
BTW, If this story goes out as an
urban legend, it might already scare
||seriously it is not that big of a problem if you are smart.
have to email adresses. one that distribute to sights and
things that will sell the name to spammers and one that
you use for personal and or business. also, get a spam
and bulk mail folder. finally just dont waste time reading
things like - "increase you bust overnight!" or "this is jenny
telling you you won a new VW Bug!" especially if you dont
know anyone named Jenny!
||Lynch mobs are dangerous, and countries that have eliminated them are generally better off for having done so. On the other hand, when some people flout their destructive anti-societal behavior and the authorities do nothing, there may be times when some 'group correction' may be appropriate.
||If it takes spam recipients one second each to eliminate spams, then most spammers destroy many human lifetimes worth of time. Such behavior should not by any stretch of the imagination be considered acceptable.
||Croissant for the first Halfbaker to propose hiring a hitman.
||hitmen should have hammers not spammers or spanners
||A guy named Neal Horsley used to run a site called "The Nuremberg Files", listing names, addresses, phone numbers and photographs of abortionists.
||Is there a site like this for spammers?
||[jutta] My text perhaps reads as
finding a cowardly way to strike
hard on those nasty spammers
without getting hit. It perhaps is.
||But my intention was to make use
of the same technological situation
as the spammers do. They can
make millions of victims while the
cost for them individually is
minimal and the rewards high. The
millions sit as ducks on
the receiving end because they
can't act together as a collective to
correct this anonymous individual
with his unwanted behaviour.
||The best way to do this is with
violence. The monopoly on
violence lies in the hands of
the state. The violence of the state
(imprisonment, fines, taxation)
can't reach the spammers
effectively. There is no world
government for example.
||Just a single individual who
bypasses the monopoly on violence
by the state with the support of an
anonymous mass of
millions could go after the culprit.
Some individuals try to fight the
spammers now with
technological end educative
means, but this is never as
effective as *real* violence. By
hiring such an illegal law enforcer
millions he is legitimised in a
way. To achieve this there should
be a maximum set to the micro
contribution, something like 10
cents or so. This will 'democratise'
the responsability for the violence
he will have to use. The hitman will
probably get away with it, it is his
job not to get caught.
||Then again, it should only
be just enough intimidation in
order to make the spammer run to
||//They can make millions of victims //
||I'm sorry, I think the word 'victims' here is a bit overdone. Spam is annoying, yes, but no more than that.
||Been done already anyway. Who was that Russian spammer that got whacked recently? The article was in Wired magazine.
||An interesting idea, but one which will do nothing to eliminate spam.
||Nail some sense in to 'em, I say.
||Hire hitnerds to place their computers and backups in the river to swim with the trout ?
||//bypasses the monopoly on violence by the state//
||States don't like it when you do that.
||If you would extend this to hiring arsonists to torch buildings housing robocallers, I'm ready to contribute. Patreon, Kickstarter, you name it, I'll help.