Guess-the-Spam Contest

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spam cartoonWith great fanfare, I'm pleased to announce the First Annual IJTLCSH Guess-the-Spam Contest. It's good clean fun for the whole family, and your chance to win a fabulous prize.

The goal of the contest is to guess how much spam I received (number of email messages) in 2002. The person who guesses the closest wins.

Post your guess as a comment to this entry. You have until noon CST on Sunday, January 5 to submit your guess.

If you win, you'll get some wonderful--albeit cheap--crap. The grand prize is your choice of either: a ten dollar gift certificate redeemable online at Powell's Books, or a used 3COM 3C509-TP0 ISA Ethernet NIC.

Contest rules: One entry per person. Purchase not required, but bribery is always appreciated. Decision of the judges (that's me, buster) is final (and probably a little capricious). I'll only ship within continental U.S. If you live elsewhere, you have to come pick up your winnings. Void where prohibited. Spammers need not apply.

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re: Guess-the-Spam Contest

You mean you're keeping count??!!

re: Guess-the-Spam Contest

lesee, my mailboxes say: 1631 for 2002, 1428 for 2001, and a mere 327 for 2000... perhaps we should call this the 'Millenium of the Marketeer'. Anyway, my guess is 1700 (you're slightly better known than I am :) )

re: Guess-the-Spam Contest

I'm guessing about 20,000 since I got about 15,000 and my address isn't as widely known as yours. Probably 80% of them say you "opted in" too...

re: Guess-the-Spam Contest

I'm afraid 20.000 is a bit too low. I'm getting approx. 2000 a month and some days are up to 100, so my guess would be 35.000

re: Guess-the-Spam Contest

I'm assuming that you're not counting e-mail from me, because, as you said, My friend, I assure you, is not a spammer. (Well, a lawyer, but even lawyers don't deserve to be treated like spammers.) If you are counting me, the number changes considerably. ;-)32,164.

re: Guess-the-Spam Contest

X. I guess you got X spam messages in 2002! (yes, i'm even accounting for what you will get tomorrow, the 31st ;))

re: Guess-the-Spam Contest

54000

and hope it would be less....

re: Guess-the-Spam Contest

30 per day for 365 days = 10950

re: Guess-the-Spam Contest

How about 16425ish :)

re: Guess-the-Spam Contest

Based on the amount of spam I get, I'd say 100,000.

Karen