Is it possible to have one favorite website amongst the millions on the Internet today? And, can you imagine having a favorite spammer website?
The first question is easy enough to answer, since we all have our favorites which we regularly visit and, now and then, recommend to other people. The second is, perhaps, not quite so easy to answer, unless you go about it in a roundabout way. I do not have one favorite spammer website, I am fortunate enough to have many and no thanks to the spammers themselves, more to those who own and run the servers on which these spammers spread their disease.
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My favorite spammer website is one which comes up as a 404, just like the example above, and which shows that the ISP, server host or whoever, is on the ball, and prepared to dump the bad to keep the good where it should be and their reputation up in the clouds. I wish there were more Internet businesses who would do this: simply delete a website, no matter how much profit they could make from its presence, for breach of their Terms and Conditions.
Perhaps, in time, we will stop attacking Twitter and Facebook – even though their reactions sometimes do need more than a gentle nudge in the right direction – over hate speech, spam and the showing of nipples and concentrate our efforts on the hosts who make it all possible in the first place. Remove the means of access rather than the results of that access, make the Internet world a better and happier place.
- Viktoria Michaelis.