It Must Be Friday...

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  1. lisavollrath profile image97
    lisavollrathposted 4 years ago

    ...because Spam is now being served in the QA.

    It never fails: the weekend starts, and the spammers descend.

    1. profile image0
      calculus-geometryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Q&A spam means it's a day ending in "y."

      1. lisavollrath profile image97
        lisavollrathposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Nah. It's been pretty minimal that past couple of days.

        1. nightcats profile image75
          nightcatsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I wonder why the increase on Fridays. Can it be these good people (and I use the term loosely) have day jobs and when the weekend comes, they're free to spread their rubbish.

    2. Sed-me profile image81
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I never noticed, but then I don't frequent the Q and A section very often. Sounds like it's more than they do here though.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    I wish HP would just ban them through their IP address.  They open multiple accounts under different names.

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image84
      LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Like Sed-me, many of us don't bother with Q/A section. Mostly you can find the best "action" in the forums. I suspect that eventually HP will get rid of the Q/A 's.
      Also notice how old some of the questions/answers are.


                                                             
                                                                                       
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      1. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I've been thinking the same thing for the last six years, because that's how long the Q&A's have been a mess.  If they haven't done it yet, I don't think they're going to dump them any time soon!

        1. Sed-me profile image81
          Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          http://sed-me.hubpages.com/question/244 … nd-a-forum

          "You cannot provide the first answer to your own question."
          sad

  3. Arachnea profile image76
    Arachneaposted 4 years ago

    Some of us write meaningful and useful hubs, others well, write spam. 'Nuff said. wink

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Nightcat  Maybe they are week-end roaches.

  5. misterhollywood profile image94
    misterhollywoodposted 4 years ago

    I just about spewed out my tea reading this - loved it:) my question is - what constitutes spam? Hehe

    1. Sed-me profile image81
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Chopped pork shoulder meat, with ham meat added, salt, water, modified potato starch as a binder, sugar, and sodium nitrite as a preservative.

    2. Writer Fox profile image53
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Spam is so great that, if you eat it, you are 67% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 6%.

      Here's why:
      http://science.howstuffworks.com/innova … -food1.htm

      1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
        Jayne Lancerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Please don't do that. I tend to hypochondria.

        1. Writer Fox profile image53
          Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          big_smile

          1. fpherj48 profile image78
            fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Cuddly FOX doll.......Yeah, I tend to agree with Jayne......must you rub sodium in the wound? It's enough that I can't get past the sight and smell of the stuff.....Now we know precisely WHY it sickens us.   
            Oh, but thanks for the education.  Really.  I do know it's "for our own good!"   LOL  We should probably apologize to lisa.  She didn't intend for a thread on canned meat!   Sorry, lisa.  We're bad.  sad

            1. lisavollrath profile image97
              lisavollrathposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              I'm pretty sure I didn't intend to discuss canned meat, since I'm a vegan. Now, if you people were discussing bacon, I could understand. But canned gelatinous pig butts?

              My father used to fry up slices of Spam, and eat it with sunny side up eggs and ketchup. Possibly the grossest presentation possible. My mother used to say it looked like he'd stabbed his breakfast.

              1. fpherj48 profile image78
                fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                lisa.....Thanks for being tolerant of our silliness.  I know, really.....CANNED meat?  There's something unholy about the very sound of that!  I like your Mom's sense of humor.  As for Dad's breakfast?  I'll pass...........LOL

                Don....I get your drift on "perspective".....I do.  But just for the record, I raised 4 hungry sons on my own and nary a can of spam graced my pantry!!  I am happy you survived your Spam days though.  There are worse things we consume, I'm sure....In fact, if I'm not mistaken, it seems we should ALL be into some serious label-reading while shopping.  All the GMO is a bit scary.  Anyone hungry right about now??  I WAS.

                1. Don Bobbitt profile image94
                  Don Bobbittposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  fpherj48- Thanks you. It is good to hear that someone caught my point. The other response I received made me feel like I was reading something from history when the unknowing queen of France said when told the people did not have bread. If you remember, it was; "Let them eat Cake".
                  Or in the commenters statement, "let them eat Shepherds Pie"???????????
                  Oh My!
                  My mention of a truly POOR person and their extreme financial limitations driving them to unsavory choices at times seems to have been missed. Oh Well!
                  Let's all look in ur cookbooks and make the poor lady a few CAKES. They should tide her family over until her kids are grown, Right?
                  Have  nice day.
                  DON

                  1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
                    Jayne Lancerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    That's not what I said, nor what I meant, but interpret it however you want!

      2. Sed-me profile image81
        Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, that's kind of awful. Ive heard similar things about hot dogs.

  6. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    lisa.....I wonder why the spammers favor the week-ends?  It's not as though they could possibly have anything intelligent or productive to do during the week. Really.

    And...Beth....thanks so much for the list of ingredients.  I never knew what that slop was made up of.....I always referred to it as a slab of slime.  What amazes me is that there are humans who actually LIKE it...and worse, admit it!  My cocker spaniel turns his nose up at Spam.  LOL

  7. Don Bobbitt profile image94
    Don Bobbittposted 4 years ago

    Just for Perspective!
    OK, When I was young, this stuff appeared on our dinner table fried until crispy and on a sandwich. As Kids, we were just young eating machines, and our parents were doing their best to provide meals for us at certain times.
    And, we LOVED It!
    As my Dad became more senior and got more regular work, we saw less and less of the famous SPAM on our table.
    I forgot about it until I was in a small-town supermarket in the South about ten years ago. There was a Mom with three Kids trailing down the aisles with her, and she stopped and loaded at least 5-6 cans of SPAM into her basket.
    I laughed to myself, and at the cashier, I mentioned that I saw a lady with kids buying what I called "stacks of Spam cans" into her basket. He looked at me for a moment and told me.
    Mister. that's Mrs. Rod#####, and she's just trying to feed her kids. She works two part-time jobs and takes care of her kids by herself.
    Then he looked at me sternly and said. And, around here, buying a can of Spam when you or your kids are hungry, Aint a bad thing.
    I, duly chastised, and remembering my own childhood, slithered from the store.
    So, SPAM AINT SO BAD, when its all you have,
    DON

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
      Jayne Lancerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think spam is the answer if you have to cook economically. I'd go for cheaper cuts of fresh meat, mince meat and offal as sources of protein. I hardly ever use tinned or convenience foods, and I always serve vegetables. Once you're in the habit of cooking properly, it really doesn't take much time and effort, and it certainly doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, some of the most delicious recipes are the cheapest--my family loves shepherd's pie, for example, which is mince meat covered in mashed potato and baked. Pasta dishes are also quick and nutritious, and can be made very cheaply.

      1. lisavollrath profile image97
        lisavollrathposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Since my way of eating often comes under question, I'm particularly sensitive to criticism of the way anyone eats. When it comes to convenience foods, people who eat them were often raised with them as part of their diets, so they're foods that are familiar. They also tend to be used by people short on time (like a single mother with two jobs), or short on cooking knowledge. Not everyone is taught how to cook, and once you're out on your own, working two jobs and raising kids, there isn't much time to learn.

        1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
          Jayne Lancerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I only mean that I don't think people on a tight budget are forced to eat foods like spam, tinned meat etc. There are so many alternatives, and I don't think making quick, easy, inexpensive and nutritious meals takes much talent. I'm really not a talented cook, but most of the best recipes are simple. I think two of the most important things to use if you're feeding a family on a tight budget is a good cookery book and a shopping list.

          Like most people, I've also had to get through some pretty sticky situations in my time. I think it's mostly a matter of questioning the way you do things and trying to find a better way.

          1. gmwilliams profile image85
            gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Jayne, there are many who use spam like they use government cheese.  They are too impoverished to purchase more nutritious foods as such foods are expensive.  They are those who simply DON'T have the means to purchase nutritional, high quality foods but we are disgressing here.

            There have been quite a lot of spammers in the Q&A section.  There are people who ask 10 or more questions consecutively.  Many of these questions can easily be researched.  Questions that are nonsensical SHOULDN'T be asked as are questions that are wholly self-explanatory.  The type of questions that should be asked are those which make people think and probably write hubs.  I prefer to ask deep philosophical, sociological, or psychological questions. A lot of the questions asked are just a waste of space.  One of the questions asked was what happens if one does not take a bath for 6 weeks, really, c'mon now.
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