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I'm a Spamateur

In private email to Justin “SpamAssassin” Mason, I commented about blog spam and “how to fix it,” then realized that my comments were really dumb. In realizing my stupidity, I termed the word “spamateur,” which is henceforth defined as someone inexperienced enough to think that any simple solution has a hope of fixing the problem.

3 comments on "I'm a Spamateur"

  • Iang says:

    I’m curious why you chose the spelling, is that some sort of joke I can’t see, or should it be Spamateur?

  • adam says:

    I wrote the post (now corrected) late at night, and ignored my spell checking program, which naturally, didn’t know the word.

  • Iang says:

    Looks like now you have to ignore your spell checking program more aggressively 😉

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