Created last-minute for the mobile task force contest, with help from a lot of different people from the IRC channel.
Date: 07 Mar 2016 06:14
Number of posts: 10
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This covers a very similar anomaly as RedDB Archive Asynchronous Copy Vulnerability and SCP-2234, or possibly the same one. If there is additional information presented here that develops a narrative, I am afraid that is too subtle for me.
Except for Warm Milk and Ramen all of these entries suffer from the same problem: a strong buildup with no real payoff. The anomaly here is extremely competently described, but it isn't especially interesting. It appears to be annoying anomalous spam about anomalous things, and nothing more. If there is more, I missed it.
I did really like the Daevite princess 419 scam, and am nearly tempted to upvote for that alone but it isn't really enough.
Your reference to SCP-2557 is accepted and appreciated.
Unfortunately, echoing what others have said in that this is really just a list of amusing anomalous junk mail. Well, not anomalous junk mail, just… junk mail from anomalies. There's bits of other stuff in there, but nothing enough to make it worth the vote.
This entry has got more actual narrative going on than most of the other entries for Rho-9, but unfortunately most of that is fairly predictable. Well-known junk e-mail messages tweaked slightly to apply to the Foundation. The thing about the server gremlins may have been interesting, if it weren't limited to an almost throwaway reference in the middle of the exchange.
The central idea of anomalous tech support isn't a bad one. But I feel like the issues that a team like Rho-9 would deal with would be so much weirder than what's presented here.
Also, a minor point. I don't think they'd bother redacting the naughty parts of the dick-enlarging pills spam message.
The Daevite Nigerian prince scam is the best part of this. That's the kind of thing the 2234 article needs more of. The rest is leagues below that, unfortunately.
Ok, I am considering rewriting this article once the contest is over to basically just be a listing of Foundation spam email, since my attempt at a plot didn't seem to work. Any ideas for other spam that I could include?
It seemed like it was going for a narrative for a spam-based containment breach that never came. That'd be nice to see more development for a story.
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