Posted on April 7, 2017 by vlayman
In response to a question as to how a band posting their videos on a musicians wanted website constitutes spam, I replied:
You are advertising through your videos in a forum meant for musicians to meet and/or further their musicianship – not yours. Whatever you seek to obtain, whether it’s money, gigs, attention, you are posting spam. Your spam creates a waste of time and space for the intended users of the forum. See below.
is the use of electronic messaging systems to send an unsolicited message (spam), especially advertising
, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site. While the most widely recognized form of spam is email spam
, the term is applied to similar abuses
in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam
, spam in blogs
, wiki spam
, online classified ads
spam, mobile phone messaging spam
, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions
, social spam
, spam mobile apps,
and file sharing spam. It is named after Spam
, a luncheon meat, by way of a Monty Python sketch
about a menu that includes Spam in every dish.
The food is stereotypically disliked/unwanted, so the word came to be transferred by analogy.
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