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Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 7:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Even though I knew the danger, I read it anyway, even though I was insulted. What's going on here?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I = you, Beachbum?

it = a book? part of a book? a magazine? a journal? a newspaper? an article? a website? a blog post? a joke? a letter? an e-mail? a note? a joke? an ad?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a lateral puzzle?
Rogerchang (Rogerchang)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 4:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dangerous to your life? health?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I = you, Beachbum? Yes

a book? part of a book? a magazine? a journal? a newspaper? an article? a website? a blog post? a joke? a letter? an e-mail? This a note? a joke? an ad? Don't remember but probably Yes

Is it a lateral puzzle? No

Dangerous to your life? health? No to both
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 6:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dangerous in the sense that it could contain malware? Dangerous because you could get in trouble (for instance, if reading e-mails is against your work policy)?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 7:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Spam mails relevant?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 2:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dangerous in the sense that it could contain malware? Yes Dangerous because you could get in trouble (for instance, if reading e-mails is against your work policy)? No

Spam mails relevant? Yes

Ok that part went quick, So yes, I clicked on a spam email, which I ordinarily never do - they are just to obvious as being either scams or phishing. So Why would I have been tempted to open the email anyway, even knowing that it was spam?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 2:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dangerous in the sense that it could contain malware? Yes Dangerous because you could get in trouble (for instance, if reading e-mails is against your work policy)? No

Spam mails relevant? Yes

Ok that part went quick, So yes, I clicked on a spam email, which I ordinarily never do - they are just to obvious as being either scams or phishing. So Why would I have been tempted to open the email anyway, even knowing that it was spam?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 4:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what type of spam it was? (phishing, malware, etc)
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 9:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the subject line relevant? They often have quite poetic jumbles of words...
Did the subject line insult you? Relevant who it was addressed to? Did this insult you? Did you only get insulted after you read it?

Did you know it was spam when you opened it?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 2:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what type of spam it was? (phishing, malware, etc) No

Is the subject line relevant? Yes,Very! They often have quite poetic jumbles of words...
Did the subject line insult you? NO! but doyd I suppose.. explore this!
Relevant who it was addressed to? Yes Did this insult you? see above Did you only get insulted after you read it? No

Did you know it was spam when you opened it? Yes
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 3:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the spam email offering a product? Money? Was it pretending to be from a reputable organisation? Was it aimed at getting you to enter your details somewhere? Was it a "Nigerian prince" style email?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 3:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

CLARIFICATION / Blooper : I said in the puzzle statement that I was insulted. However, this very much depends your definition of "insulted".

So HINT: To clear all this up, the subject line was an insult, but because I knew it was spam, I naturally wasn't personally insulted. Indeed, the subject line gave me quite a different reaction.


Sorry for any confusion
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 3:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the spam email offering a product? Money? Was it pretending to be from a reputable organisation? Was it aimed at getting you to enter your details somewhere? Was it a "Nigerian prince" style email?

None of the above is relevant
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 3:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you find the subject line funny? Did it contain an insulting description of the reader? Did you open it because you wanted to see what the content said? Did the subject line lead you to believe that you would find the email funny? Entertaining? Interesting? That something would happen if you opened the email?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 3:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the spam email offering a product? Money? Was it pretending to be from a reputable organisation? Was it aimed at getting you to enter your details somewhere? Was it a "Nigerian prince" style email?

Ugg, sorry. Slow morning here... It is irrelevant what the contents of the email were. The subject line itself did not mention any of these things.
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 3:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you find the subject line funny? YES!

Did it contain an insulting description of the reader? Yes

Did you open it because you wanted to see what the content said? Yes Did the subject line lead you to believe that you would find the email funny? Entertaining? Interesting? That something would happen if you opened the email? No to the rest
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 5:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the subject line say "This is a spam mail"?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 6:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the subject line say "This is a spam mail"? No. Remember, it was an attempt to be insulting, but instead I found it funny.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the headline aimed at a specific gender? For example, it was about breast enlargement, and you found it funny because you're a guy?
Grainbeer (Grainbeer)
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Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 6:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the headline daring you? Like: "I bet you donīt dare clicking on this link"?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 6:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did it say you would be too stupid to understand it? or that only an idiot would read it?
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well I guess this is enough for a
*** SPOILER ****

I got a spam email with the title
"ltroxler you're an a**hole!". I thought it was was
very original and hilarious. Especially since it used my email user name and not my real name. It was so funny and creative that I couldn't help opening it.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

nice puzzle a**hole!
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brilliant Shez! I can't stop laughing! I don't think I'm one in real life, but who am I to judge myself, right??

Happy holidays everyone!
Beachbum (Beachbum)
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Posted on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 4:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Brilliant Shez! I can't stop laughing! I don't think I'm one in real life, but who am I to judge myself, right??

Happy holidays everyone!
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 5:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

:oD a merry Christmas, each and every one!

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