I think it was the Nick Bate saga that led to me lurking here rather than just dropping in to casually observe drama when a link was posted elsewhere. Thank god that sick fuck got locked up. I feel a bit queasy just thinking about him.
I lurked on and off for a bit for a year, I'm originally from /cow/. I noticed a few people I talked to personally actually had threads on here like Seattle4Truth and Endomorphosis. To somewhat of a less extent Coach Red Pill but only talked with him 4 times.
Disgruntled Phillies Fan/Spammer Sent to Prison for Four Years
United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan today announced that the Hon. Berle A. Schiller imposed a sentence of four years imprisonment on Allan Eric Carlson. Carlson had been convicted of 79 counts of computer fraud and identity fraud. Carlson was a dissatisfied Philadelphia Phillies fan and to convey his dissatisfaction to the world, hacked into computers belonging to many individuals and from them launched hundreds of thousands of spam e-mails complaining about the Phillies. When he launched these e-mails, he faked, or "spoofed," the "From" line of the e-mail, using the e-mail addresses of writers at the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He also used e-mail addresses belonging to the Philadelphia Phillies and writers at The Sporting News, Fox Sports, ESPN, and officials at Knight Ridder, the parent company of the Inquirer and Daily News. This made it appear as if the e-mails had come from these writers.
The testimony at the trial showed that because many of the e-mail addresses that Carlson sent his messages to were no longer valid, tens of thousands of e-mails were "returned" to the e-mail boxes of the persons whose addresses were spoofed.
I'm not surprised his thread didn't take off since his message is so redundant. I was surprised to find a thread about him somewhere and was pretty perplexed by the existence of this message board for tracking weirdos. Browsed through it though and found some entertaining threads like Mike Yevtuck the Hell's Angels sperg and just kept reading.