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    How to deal with telemarketers

    Just came across this. It's pretty funny. It's an audio recording of how one guy dealt with a telemarketer.

    http://joshualowry.vox.com/library/a...ab8c18e1d.html
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    That is absolutely hilarious. A guy from the Village Voice did the same kind of thing a year ago.

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    funny! but i believe Vulgar or inappropriate language is not allowed in our forums. and that audio clip does contain some inappropriate language. lol spookster, you are supposed to be setting an example for the rest of us. how am i supposed to know what is right with the people i look up to disobeying the rules? lol glad to annoy you spookster. great find.
    Last edited by <?austin ?>; 11-03-2006 at 02:29 AM. Reason: your mom told me to.

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    That's right! I'm offended, I'm offended!


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    There was no vulgar language in that recording as per FCC regulations. Don't even try to play this game with me. The Spookster will always win...even if that means making you disappear.
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    You're not dealing with the FCC - Kids frequent these forums as well as people at work. Let's see if quotes from that audio are acceptable here:

    You being a smart ***?
    No sir.
    Let me put it to you this way, Mike; Say I want to mail your *** a letter... what would I have to write on the outside of that envelpoe to ensure that the mailman would deliver it right to your ***?


    Mr. May was a flaming homosexual.

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    Were you his gay lover?
    What?! No! What the hell kind of a question is...
    Look, if gay is your way that's okay I still know there's a lot of you gay people in the closet, I'm not saying I haven't thought about it myself.

    [...]

    ...couple drinks, cute little Mexican midget...

    Looks like certain words are NOT acceptable here and therefor are inappropriate for young visitors on this site.
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    Obviously you are not familiar with the FCC. Both of you blatantly used a vulgar word in the forums and the same word I might add. The word used in that recording is acceptable when used in the appropriate context. Your word however is not acceptable in any context.

    Since this seems to be difficult to grasp or rather you have nothing better to do than to try and bait me into an argument I will just remove the link. I hope that makes you happy.
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    Apparently I am not able to edit my own post in this forum. Guess you will just have to deal with it.
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    didn't bother me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookster View Post
    Apparently I am not able to edit my own post in this forum. Guess you will just have to deal with it.
    Don't take this the wrong way Spookster, but I find that ironically hilarious.
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    Might as well turn this into a circle...

    http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=100445


    Oh yeah;
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    Obviously you are not familiar with the FCC.
    I am familiar enough to know that the FCC has nothing to do with any of this. And not that I really care, but I'd like this "Infraction" removed... whatever that is.
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    Well, thanks for the warning about the language, as it warned me away from listening...

    As someone who's been on the caller end of market research (surveys, not telemarketing), I count myself fortunate that the worst I've had is people hang up on me...

    EDIT: BTW, insults to callers do offend me. It's their job. I'll bet you they hate their job as much as you do.

    Not that 1 kid's opinion's going to make much of a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticFox View Post
    Might as well turn this into a circle...

    http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=100445


    Oh yeah;


    I am familiar enough to know that the FCC has nothing to do with any of this. And not that I really care, but I'd like this "Infraction" removed... whatever that is.
    If you had noticed that audio file was played on an american radio station show. What language can and can't be played on radio and TV is governed by the FCC. In these forums our rule of thumb when it comes to what language you can and can't use very closely follows what the FCC allows. So yes the FCC has much to do with this.

    The infraction points you were given eventually expire. Keep arguing with me and I'll start handing out infraction points like candy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carradee View Post
    Well, thanks for the warning about the language, as it warned me away from listening...

    As someone who's been on the caller end of market research (surveys, not telemarketing), I count myself fortunate that the worst I've had is people hang up on me...

    EDIT: BTW, insults to callers do offend me. It's their job. I'll bet you they hate their job as much as you do.

    Not that 1 kid's opinion's going to make much of a difference.

    -'Dee
    There was no serious language in the audio file. Nothing that you wouldn't currently hear on daytime television. And they weren't insulting the telemarketer but instead played a pretty mean (and quite funny) joke.
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    Funny as an ***.

    Why is *** edited out on these forums? The FCC allows it.
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