cupidsbow (cupidsbow) wrote,
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The Truth About Spam

I'm getting a lot of spam at the moment; I mean lots even for me (it's one of the perils of being online for so many years). This extra-heavy spammage is something which always happens for a while after I've made a popular post (do other people find that happens?), and it got me thinking about who actually sends out spam, and how people feel about it. So I thought I'd ask you all some nosy questions. :)

I've tried my best to make this poll unbiased, and I've set it so that no-one can view the answers. I'll do a recap in a day or so, keeping everything anonymous.

If you don't want to do the poll, feel free to leave an anonymous comment instead.

How do you feel about spam?

I'm okay with it
1(1.0%)
It's a necessary evil
10(9.7%)
I loathe it
74(71.8%)
I don't care one way or the other
14(13.6%)
Something else I'll explain in comments
4(3.9%)

Have you ever sent out spam?

I send out spam and I'm good with that
0(0.0%)
I send out spam, but only because I need the money
0(0.0%)
I don't send out spam now, but I plan to in the future
0(0.0%)
I used to send out spam, but I stopped
0(0.0%)
I've never sent out spam, but I'd consider it if I needed the money
5(4.9%)
I've never sent out spam and I never will
95(93.1%)
Something else I'll explain in comments
2(2.0%)

Have you ever bought (or signed-up etc) anything from spam?

I buy/sign-up for goods an services regularly from spam
0(0.0%)
I buy/sign-up for goods an services occasionally from spam
1(1.0%)
I used to, but I stopped
0(0.0%)
I tried it once, but I don't think I will again
2(2.0%)
I've never tried it, but I might in future
4(3.9%)
I was scammed, so *no*
0(0.0%)
I never have and never will
94(92.2%)
Something else I'll explain in comments
1(1.0%)

Does spam annoy you? (1=not at all; 5=I want to maim spammers with my teeth)

Mean: 4.18 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.90
1
1(1.0%)
2
5(4.9%)
3
13(12.7%)
4
39(38.2%)
5
44(43.1%)
Tags: misc, poll
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