[personal profile] raskallion
So, I've been talking with Emma about it, and we were wondering- is it possible to get Salmoned if your IM details are only shown to friends?

I don't think so, but I'm gonna make this a public post and see!

Date: 2008-06-22 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agentsteel53.livejournal.com
could you please define what it means to be "salmoned"? The FAQ does not answer the very basics, like "what is a salmon".

Date: 2008-06-22 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bethanyedwards.livejournal.com
It's an AIM-bot. It randomly IMs you if you post a public entry. If you try to respond, the message goes to another random user who is connected to your screenname (which is disguised as a salmon, too). Mostly you just yell at each other for being trolls or haxx0rs or something. It's supposed to be a "social experiment" or something.

Date: 2008-06-22 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agentsteel53.livejournal.com
ahh... that explains the extra-human-like responses. thanks!

Date: 2008-06-22 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] absolutelyfatal.livejournal.com
....Now that I know what it is I won't be so hostile when I get "salmoned"... Yea, it's happened about 2 or 3 times now and I always turn hostile and block them after about 3 im's. Hah.. Now that I know, I can have fun.

Date: 2008-06-22 02:05 pm (UTC)

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