One of the reasons I hate spam and spammers is because it’s bad marketing.
When some marketing weasel decides to spend a couple hundred dollars on an “e-mail marketing campaign” they’re either uncaring or too lazy to think about it and realize that “opt-in” is a lie. Their marketing message gets out there, but all it does is piss people off.
Stderr appears to have been “discovered” and I’m getting a couple hundred spams a week. That means I can’t review them all carefully – so if you post a comment and it does not go through, save the text and email me; I’ll dig it out of the spam pile and approve it.
What’s really goofy about this spam is they’re posting links to places where their ads have already been taken down. “Montana fire pits” – gasfirepit.deviantart.com? Poof. As soon as members report them, they’re gone. It’s a huge waste of everyone’s time and it’s not as though I – living in Pennsylvania – am going to ever buy a fire pit from Montana. I am, however, tempted to research the company and call their CEO for a little one-on-one display of privilege. I’m sure they’d be surprised to learn that their marketing people are so stupid that they paid a spammer who’s annoying non-potential customers on the other side of the country.
The fire pit burner market is big – there are at least 30 pieces of spam regarding Montana Fire Pits. I wonder what would happen if I put the spam through, then tracked down the company and sent them an invoice for advertising space on this our blog?
PS – if you can’t make your own fire pit burner, you don’t deserve a fire pit. I know that sounds mean of me, but it’s just the truth. A $50 bag of refractory cement and some black iron pipe and a box of crayons and a silicone baking tray, and you can have a fire pit burner of your own design, any size you like.