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'Thanks to FlexiSpy, I finally figured out my wife was cheating on me with my brother,' he claims. 'My life is so much better.'
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (27 comments total)

 
even though you have a history of posting comments to the community, this looks like SPAM to me, because the message is not genuine and it's short, to the point. Basically a sales pitch it looks like.

I'M NEW AND I COULD BE WRONG, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT TO ME. IF I'M WRONG, NICELY CORRECT ME.
posted by sawthesign at 3:53 PM on September 3, 2006


sawthesign: I really can't tell if you're joking or not.
posted by bob sarabia at 3:59 PM on September 3, 2006


Ouch, a good post derailed in the first comment. I find this interesting, though I'm not sure how Symantec detects the software. As far as I can tell, they can only find out when the Spyware-installing program is on a computer, not actually detect it on a cell phone. Is there a Symantec Antivirus for your Phone?

Oh and sawthesign: please reserve MeTa-ish callouts for both

a. When you've got a little more experience (as backed up by your join date or posting history)

b. When you have some sort of evidence

c. MetaTalk. This isn't the place.


posted by onalark at 4:02 PM on September 3, 2006


Nice tag edit.
posted by onalark at 4:02 PM on September 3, 2006


Tag edit WINS!
posted by Balisong at 4:07 PM on September 3, 2006


Seriously, I totally can't tell if sawthesign is joking. Either way, it's brilliant.
posted by jonson at 4:07 PM on September 3, 2006


Is there a Symantec Antivirus for your Phone?

Yes there is, and Symantec will sell it to you for just $44.99.
posted by cillit bang at 4:09 PM on September 3, 2006


Ceiling cat uses Flexispy when he's off-duty.
posted by Balisong at 4:16 PM on September 3, 2006


Ugh. This sort of thing turns my stomach. I recently dealt with a cheating spouse and suffered through the long, fevered nights of planning how I would hire a private detective and really get to the bottom of things.
Getting to the bottom of things was finally waking up to the fact that we were trapped in a Sartre play.
Even if she'd never come clean about it - I know now that my anger was never really about wanting to save my marriage - but rather about vindicating my constant dissatisfaction with the relationship by exposing her as the culprit.
There is an entire industry built around taking advantage of people in this curious time of ridiculous insanity - the process through which we pass while we are being systematically lied to by the most important person in our life.
I wish these sorts of things didn't exist.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 4:22 PM on September 3, 2006 [5 favorites]


I, sawthesign, should open up my eyes
I, sawthesign,
am so demanding without understanding
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:27 PM on September 3, 2006 [2 favorites]


How ironic -

going to sawthesigns homepage as in his profile got me into a loop I couldnt get out of. Promoting some crap called milliondollarnokia.com

NOT RECOMMENDED.
posted by dash_slot- at 4:36 PM on September 3, 2006


milliondollarnokia is known to cause nurological breakdown.
posted by delmoi at 4:56 PM on September 3, 2006


dilby.com is truly like internet herpes. do not go. do not click the sign, even if you see it.
posted by VulcanMike at 5:27 PM on September 3, 2006


BB: my anger was never really about wanting to save my marriage - but rather about vindicating my constant dissatisfaction with the relationship by exposing her as the culprit

Been there, and well said.
posted by mischief at 5:54 PM on September 3, 2006


There is an entire industry built around taking advantage of people in this curious time of ridiculous insanity -Baby_Balrog



The TV show Cheaters is an excellent example of this. They take people in the bottom decile and exploit every drop of their pain and heartache.



Joey Greco is a tool.
posted by SteveTheRed at 6:21 PM on September 3, 2006


Eponysterical, this post, as unfortunate as that is.
posted by mygothlaundry at 7:00 PM on September 3, 2006


Nice to see you guys in a whirlwind of, "of my gosh, did he/she just say that". It gives you even more to type about at 3pm in the morning when life seems dismal. Lastly, there's no experience needed I've been on Metafilter before. I love it.

Later
posted by sawthesign at 9:23 PM on September 3, 2006


BTM VulcanMike my site is NOT like Internet herpes. Please... as you can see there are NO ads from Google or Yahoo on the page. No flashing banner. Enough said... love ya though even though I don't know ya.
posted by sawthesign at 9:43 PM on September 3, 2006



"Logging other people's SMS messages & other phone activity or installing FlexiSPY on another person's phone without their knowledge can be considered as an illegal activity in your country."
Flexispy website

Do you think the techs that created Flexispy root around in each others email in their spare time?
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 9:50 PM on September 3, 2006


sawthesign lives where it is 3pm in the morning. Enough said.
posted by Cranberry at 9:55 PM on September 3, 2006


Holy foxy moxie batman! : "Do you think the techs that created Flexispy root around in each others email in their spare time?"

Only to the extent that the people working at Smith & Wessen shoot eachother in their spare time.
posted by Bugbread at 10:53 PM on September 3, 2006 [1 favorite]


So, bugbread, that's a "yes," then?
posted by dersins at 11:38 AM on September 4, 2006


Is there a way of checking my phone for this?
posted by verisimilitude at 12:02 PM on September 4, 2006


Wait, you're telling me that sawthesign's website can sell me something? What a coincidence: I have too much money!

*exercises PayPal clicking finger*
posted by gramschmidt at 5:55 PM on September 4, 2006


dersins writes "So, bugbread, that's a 'yes,' then?"

Heehee. I didn't know that. Thanks.
posted by Bugbread at 5:43 AM on September 5, 2006


I like the list of seven "Why Use FlexiSpy" reasons, which is actually one marketing-driven reason followed by six other things that are there just to make it look like a list.

Monogamy's a sucker's bet anyway, unless you're a marmoset. The rest of us spin in circles, feeling disappointed and frustrated, and then guilty about it.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
posted by j-dub at 8:52 AM on September 5, 2006


I clicked this post to see what the story was all about, but the comments were even better than the story.

sawthesign: Getting a link from PCmag.com is not the same thing as getting an award from PC Magazine. Also, getting honorable mention in the Cultures & Community category in Microsoft's "Start Something Amazing" awards for using FrontPage to design your site is not the hype-giver you would like it to be. In short, settle down now.
posted by etoile at 9:16 AM on September 5, 2006


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