Forums > Off-Topic Discussion > Should I Send My Grandmother to Goatse.cx?

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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They are promising new "Grandmother-friendly e-mail"

Bob says that he will charge users to have an "@goatse.cx" address, but that the cost will be small—less than $5 a year. There will also be no advertising. "The basic plan here is to offer people @goatse.cx e-mail addresses with a level of service consistent with the market leader (gmail.com). I also wanted to do this at a very low price with no advertising," he said. There won't be any trace of the original shock site's image anywhere in the new service, either. "Yes, this is an e-mail address your grandmother can use," he said.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11 … l-service/

Nov 20 12 07:05 pm Link

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R A V E N D R I V E

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New York, New York, US

idiot


and yes, quote me if it becomes successful. stranger things have happened.

but a pay-for email address that is probably blocked on every internet filter?

Nov 20 12 07:24 pm Link

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Julia Francesca

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Maumee, Ohio, US

it sounds like "goatsex".

Nov 20 12 07:32 pm Link

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Paul AI

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Shawnee, Oklahoma, US

Caustic Disco wrote:
it sounds like "goatsex".

lol

Nov 20 12 07:34 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

R A V E N D R I V E wrote:
idiot


and yes, quote me if it becomes successful. stranger things have happened.

but a pay-for email address that is probably blocked on every internet filter?

good point lol

Nov 21 12 12:39 pm Link

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Good Egg Productions

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Orlando, Florida, US

R A V E N D R I V E wrote:
idiot


and yes, quote me if it becomes successful. stranger things have happened.

but a pay-for email address that is probably blocked on every internet filter?

Will I get less spam?

Nov 21 12 02:17 pm Link

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hbutz New York

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Ronkonkoma, New York, US

you'll never forget your first goatse.

Nov 22 12 05:28 am Link

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Jason Haven

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When I was in college, one of the kids changed all the desktops in a graphics lab to Goatse. Fun times.

Nov 22 12 05:31 am Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Jan 28 13 07:52 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

I was wondering if it was all a prank, but apparently it's on the level:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/goats … il-address

Sep 22 13 11:18 am Link

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L A U B E N H E I M E R

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Seattle, Washington, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:

Will I get less spam?

not if they are using spam as a lubricant to facilitate goat sex.

Sep 22 13 12:17 pm Link

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Lightcraft Studio

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Delray Beach, Florida, US

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
They are promising new "Grandmother-friendly e-mail"

"@goatse.cx"

I can just picture granny trying to explain to her friends what her email address is.

Sep 22 13 12:23 pm Link

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Evie Wolfe

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

I hope it takes off. Then we can say 'send it to my goat' big_smile

Sep 22 13 12:24 pm Link

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Click Hamilton

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San Diego, California, US

For those who might not know what goatse.cx means:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goatse.cx

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I'll let you google images for "hello.jpg" yourselves


http://bigtable.appspot.com/get/people/andrew.hitchcock/photo:hello.jpg?content-type=image/jpeg

Sep 22 13 12:42 pm Link

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Click Hamilton

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San Diego, California, US

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
I was wondering if it was all a prank, but apparently it's on the level:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/goats … il-address

Because your link is a preview of coming attractions, it makes me wonder when the other shoe is going to drop.

Sep 22 13 12:46 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Sep 22 13 01:15 pm Link

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Click Hamilton

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San Diego, California, US

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
http://gawker.com/5899787/finding-goats … in-history

LOL, you make me laugh.

Grandma's email account? Time will tell.

Maybe they plan to make goatse.cx gender and age neutral?

Sep 22 13 01:20 pm Link

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Schlake

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Socorro, New Mexico, US

Caustic Disco wrote:
it sounds like "goatsex".

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


That's like saying water is wet.

Sep 22 13 01:33 pm Link

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kickfight

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Portland, Oregon, US

One thing I noticed is missing from the goatse narrative: the fact that goatse.cx (at least back when I was first subjected to it, either in 1999 or 2000) not only prominently featured that image, it also included javascript that spawned endless recursive alert boxes which effectively prevented the browser from navigating away from the site or from being closed via normal means.

You pretty much had to crash the browser to get that thing off your screen.

That might have been one of the goatse imitators, though, and not the original goatse.

Sep 22 13 01:54 pm Link