If people started responding to just 1% of the spam we received, spammers would drown in the responses, and the mortage spam responses wouldn't be worth an email, much less $50.
Slashdot’s proposal of attacking the spammer business model is quite interesting. I am unwilling to participate, however, for a few reasons.
- I really do not want any more spam, which is sure to be an immediate effect of sending out replies to spammers.
- I do not believe that it is worth wasting my time to waste a spammer’s time.
The idea has its merits, but this is the sort of thing that requires unity among people in replying to spam—a proposal that will probably never be followed through.