Wednesday, May 16, 2007

See How Dirty We Are?

An Internet pal, MissFussyPants, gave me some interesting news.

She had posted the link to the $10,000 copy writing contest over at Sensible Erection (a community which posts links and comments on them, like Fark or Spin Thicket) and was surprised by the response. So surprised she sent me the link and cut and pasted the comments in her email to me, in case the post went so many pages 'deep' in the site that you'd have to be a registered member to see it.

While it's probably accurate to say this isn't a professional site, it's equally likely that this membership is a general enough slice of consumers (and given the number of porn links, likely a large part of adult consumers) so their comments are interesting.

Like MissFussyPants, I'm posting them here in case the link is now members' only (and for perpetuity).

Comments

plexer said @ 7:30pm on 15th May [Score:2 Underrated] - moderate/reply
How has this not been modded down yet?
Its $10, 000 of fucking ADVERTISING for creatively spamming people.
Its like an invitation to produce more viral adds to annoy the hell out of everyone else on the internet.

DO NOT WANT.
fuzzo said @ 10:46pm on 15th May [Score:1 Informative] - moderate/reply
jeez, such opinions ! it's called marketing you guys.
donnie said @ 10:53pm on 15th May [Score:1 Insightful] - moderate/reply
Marketing is just another word for spam. Good products don't need to be marketed - their usefulness is self-evident. It's the crap that nobody needs or wants which people need to be convinced of needing or wanting, generally accomplished by means of persistent annoyance and aggravation.
Sgt Harry 'Snapper' Organs.. said @ 11:17pm on 15th May [Score:1 Funny] - moderate/reply
But without a relentless barrage of marketing how will I make informed decisions about what sort of carbonated sugar-water/over-engineered foam-rubber footware/stylishly overpriced and functionally neutered digital audio player/ho-hum action game starring a gung ho marine it is that defines ME?
follywaggle said @ 12:37am on 16th May - moderate/reply
donnie said @ 4:55pm on 15th May - moderate/reply
training the spammers of tomorrow...fucking lovely
Garibaldi Biscuit said @ 5:23pm on 15th May - moderate/reply
I thought it said 'irresistable officers' and was envisaging some ultra-camp police parade.
Todomanna said @ 5:29pm on 15th May - moderate/reply
I thought it said 'Irresistable Cheesecake baking monkeys' but I've gone off my meds, so it's understandable.
bruceski said @ 6:02pm on 15th May - moderate/reply
can the "offer" be a virus that auto-loads and takes over the computer? Who needs Diplomacy when you have Dominate Person?
Garr123 said @ 6:39pm on 15th May - moderate/reply
or a vorpal great sword.

snicker-snack.
Sgt Harry 'Snapper' Organs.. said @ 8:13pm on 15th May - moderate/reply
Mmmm... Snickers snacks.
Excited Corpse said @ 9:55pm on 15th May - moderate/reply
Can these people enlarge my penis?


Still think we don't have an image problem?

I can't decide what's more troublesome:

donnie's definition of marketing, "Marketing is just another word for spam. Good products don't need to be marketed - their usefulness is self-evident. It's the crap that nobody needs or wants which people need to be convinced of needing or wanting, generally accomplished by means of persistent annoyance and aggravation."

Or that when fuzzo posts, "jeez, such opinions ! it's called marketing you guys." only one person agreed (gave him a point).

But this is what most folks think of us. And like it or not, we're going to have to deal with it one way or another.

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