Ever been on AIM and suddenly received a message from *word*coho/salmon/trout? If so, you've been caught up in a social experiment of sorts. You and another person get an IM like "Hi" each with a disguised name. They expect you to talk to this person and become friends or contacts. Personally this has not happened yet. Most are freaked out.
While a lot is generally positive, you can quit using this guide:
You can stop the messages by typing:
Then it will respond with:
OPERATOR: Are you sure you want to opt-out? If you do, you will *never* be contacted again on the account “
”. There is *no way* to opt back in and undo this.
If you are sure, type “$optout DADD”. Remember, this is permanent and irreversible!
Type what it asks:
And you will receive one final (hopefully) message:
OPERATOR: You have opted out. The account “
” will *never* be contacted again. Good bye!
I like to pretend that everyone is John Hodgman though. If you want to contact me though, my IM is Koltreg.