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    What is SPAM?

    Hey Can anyone tell me what is SPAM?
    Muhammad Irfan

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    Muhammad Irfan first off welcome to our forum...2nd you must've never been on AOL...spam is basically all the junk email you get that is unsolicited...porn, gotcha your resume from headhunters...or ebay stuff like that.



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    Hey thanks a lot.I was just a bit confused of that term & the confusion is over now.
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    Welcome Muhammad.
    SPAM basically means,blatant advertising.Either by e-mail or on a website.

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    hey,
    don't forget it's also a tinned meat

    sorry,couldn't resist.

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    hey don't base on spam...man some rice fried eggs and spam is the breakfast of champions right conan.



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    Originally posted by phishhead
    hey don't base on spam...man some rice fried eggs and spam is the breakfast of champions right conan.
    He-he, sorry Phish I'm no fan of Spam! Tapa or Tocino please!

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    yeah ok guys let's stick to the topic.

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    green eggs and spam for the little one


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    Hey I`ve got what is SPAM but still don`t know that if it is used as an abbriviation of any phrase.If anyone knows that it is the abbrivition of any phrase then please tell me that phrase.
    Muhammad Irfan

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    No I don't think it is an abbreviation.

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    Lightbulb

    Ok. I`ll see that if the others also agree with you.
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    Conan is correct, although there is no specific abbreviation in regards to internet spam. There are several theories as to how the word became associated with its current internet term

    The prevailing theory is that it is from the song in Monty Python's famous spam-loving vikings sketch that goes, roughly, "Spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam..." The vikings, who were sitting in a restaraunt whose menu only included dishes made with spam, would sing this refrain over and over, rising in volume until it was impossible for the other characters in the sketch to converse (which was, of course, a large part of the joke.)
    The term is rumored to have originated, as far as the Internet is concerned, from the MUD/MUSH community. Blue-haired former newsadmin Nathan J. Mehl tells the most reliable story known to date...

    Well, briefly summarized:
    My friend-who-shall-remain-nameless was, ah, a younger and callower man, circa 1985 or so, and happened onto one of the original Pern MUSHes during their most Sacred Event -- a hatching. After trying to converse sanely with two or three of the denizens, he came quickly to the conclusion that they area all of bunch of obsessive-compulsive nitwits with no life and less literary taste. (Probably true.)

    Editors' Note: another source tells me that this actually happend in the summer of 1991.

    So, as the 'eggs' were 'hatching', he assigned a keyboard macro to echo the line:

    SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM

    ...and proceeded to invoke it once every couple of seconds, until one of the wizards finally booted him off.

    ...which would have probably been that last that anyone ever heard or thought of it, except that it apparently ingrained itself into the memory of the PernMUSHers, and forever after there was the legend of 'that ******* who spammed us.'

    Every once in a while, this story makes it back to my friend, and he tries very hard to keep a straight face...

    Another theory is related to throwing a "brick" of the luncheon meat at a rotating metal fan. However, none of the long-time "spam watchers" have any idea where that theory was from before it showed up in a Time magazine article.
    The term wasn't first used to describe mass news posting, however. See the Hacker's Jargon File for previous uses of the word.

    hhhmmm I dont think that anyone is really sure of which one is correct if any are infact right at all
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    Thnx for the story.
    Muhammad Irfan

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    Cool spam

    They also have spam lite....izzit like kazaa lite?
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