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Project Upstream requests feedback

Hello, readers of themissinghat. We are Project Upstream.

Recently, we have noticed this community taking an interest in us -- and specifically, our Salmon-themed AIM bots. We respect your curiosity, and in order to foster an open relationship between Project Upstream and themissinghat, we would like members of your community to provide us with feedback.

All interested individuals are encouraged to speak directly to us, saying whatever they would like, by making comments on this entry. Submit feedback, or ask us questions; it is up to you.

Unfortunately, the nature of our operation requires certain information about us to be kept out of the public eye. For that reason, we will respond to comments, and answer questions, at our discretion only. But don't let that stop you from making some great comments on this entry! We look forward to reading them all.


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Hah, I just got salmoned today, but I didn't have much of a conversation with the person beyond finding out what was going on, since AIM has a tendency to make my computer freeze and I had only been signed on to ask my friend something. But the idea isn't so bad.


opt out. I want nothing to do with this crap. Ive enough problems with SPIMs let alone this bullshit.
Why hasn't the salmonmaster responded to any of these? Did I miss something?
Don't reply and you won't be paired up with someone.
This is a form of spam. If people wanted to be connected in such a way, they could sign up for it. We're not your social experiment. You're doing it without our permission- it's just rude. I want to be taken off this list.
Then dont accept the IMs. Or take your AIM name out of your LJ info.
So, my friend was being IMed by a salmon-bot today and I IMed it as well, thinking it was some bored kid messing with her. During my conversation with the person on the other line of the bot, they figured out my full name. I don't have it in my AIM profile, nor do I have a link to my MySpace, LiveJournal, or anything of the sort.

How does that happen?
More or less A+ work. I am successfully having a conversation with someone who is not only "socially compatible" with me but actually extremely cool.

Of course it would have been much more likely that they were a useless waste of oxygen, given the average Internet human, but as is, it worked quite well.
I just got salmoned for the first time. At first I was really confused, but having a lot of fun trying to convince the person on the other end that I, myself, was not a bot.

I don't know what possessed you guys to come up with this, if it's just a social experiment or what, but it's great. It certainly livened up my morning anyway. I wish everyone did something half so creative with their boredom.
salmon bots rule!
So do you!


well, i feel bad now for being somewhat mean to the other person.
but now that i know what it is, i think its pretty clever.



this is just amazing
like so i got salmoned. but they aint fun no more
cuz they dont respond to me. :(
VarnishedSalmon. pah
The first two times I was salmoned I was convinced that it was someone being a jerk and trying to hack into my computer. The most recent time, I did more research and was not hostile. Then it turned out that the person I was talking to was very, very young. If you could match up people based on age, that would be nice. I feel very uncomfortable talking to thirteen-year-olds.
Why is it important for you to cut yourself off from people who aren't like you?
gotta say, this shit is kind of annoying

I got 2 of them so far, and its making me think of cancelling my account I JUST restarted.
I was Salmoned several weeks ago by who I thought was most definitely one of my friends, as his last name is Salmon. How strange.
I like meeting random people. It's kinda weird when they freak out though.
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