Now, I know fully that listing my IM's in web pages, user databases, etc is probably not a good idea. Spam really wasn't much of a problem <voice char="wizenedElder">waaaay back in the old days</voice>.
But now, any moron with a cyber-cafe in Bagladesh can log on and talk directly to you for mostly free.
So, from the home office (this time in Turkey) I give you today's
8:35 - Andrei logs in
ICQ 8:34:28 @}->--@}->--@}->--@}->--
Andrei 8:35:12 Um hello.
ICQ 8:35:20 hallo
Andrei 8:35:33 Thank you for the roses. Who is this?
ICQ 8:35:53 for you ?
Andrei 8:36:25 Yes, I got that impression. I am curious who you are that feels moved to send me ascii roses over ICQ :?)
8:36:46 I do not recognize this ICQ ID. My apologies if I should
ICQ 8:37:03 do hav msn adres my msn adres email@example.com
Andrei 8:37:30 Which is nice to know; but doesn't tell me who you are if I don't know you.
ICQ 8:38:40 ı m TÜRKİYE antalya my name hayal contak you no liik ok no problem
ICQ disconnected 8:39:06
*sigh*... just *sigh*
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