- a spam filter that will pre-screen all the annoying a#k!*U&@*^@*~@#)*s who are filling up my CheapEats databases with restaurant recommendations for places named “Free Ring Tones”, “Viagra” and “kdfjkdjfkdeoerpdl”
- a query to help me clean up the 3,000+ restaurant recommendations that are probably all spam, but might actually be real just badly spelled like “michovols”, “amadeuos”, “beckta” and “willlys”. What’s spam? What’s real?
- a way to demonstrate to young, smart and industrious but green marketers from overseas that spam is not a viable marketing technique for CheapEats… even if you call it “mailings”.
- Oh – and a crap-load of new Ottawa restaurant comments… valid ones. I’m tired of getting all excited when I see “387 new comments” only to find out 384 are spam, 2 are empty and 1 is someone saying how awful their experience at xxx was. Sigh…
Someone, please, tell me about good, happy making, restaurant experience. Someone? Anyone? Please?
It doesn’t even have to be cheap… just don’t tell me you ordered spam.