Talk:Black fax

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Sources[edit]

Man, it's hard to google for "black fax". I did find this [1], showing this isn't entirely a figment of my imagination. -- Finlay McWalter 19:53, 16 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Oh, I also found this, some animal-rights action group urging their members to black fax someone: [2] -- Finlay McWalter 19:57, 16 Jan 2004 (UTC)
You could also design a fax machine check if more than 50% black it will invert the black/white, I thought of this a few years ago before I even knew that anyone had done black fax before. --zzo38() 16:37, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Several years ago - I'm thinking about 1994 - a friend of a friend sent an entire roll of patterned toilet paper to a fax machine. This friend of a friend, of course, had a matching mess of now unrolled paper on their own end to clean up, but, nevertheless, did accomplish the wasting of much thermal paper on the recipient's end. In the days of thermal paper, the color of the fax didn't really matter, and its surely a sign of the times that the black fax is the new choice for fax harassment. Zaphraud (talk) 04:48, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
How about Urban Dictionary or did they just add that based on this page? Add enough pages on the internet in a big circular reference and nobody will ever know... they'll all appear to support eachother :) TheAmigo42 (talk) 22:50, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
Nope, better: I added a link to a court document describing the use of black faxes (see page 29 of the PDF in the external links section. I'm not sure how best to link that reference into the article. TheAmigo42 (talk) 23:25, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
Once upon a time, there was an article in Wired about griefing and the author admitted to black faxing someone. Except, in his variant of this torturous prank, he taped several sheets of black construction paper together so that his machine would send on a loop. 97.127.73.43 (talk) 22:05, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

The use of the word "bonus" in the article is an obvious sign that the author envisions himself sending them, not receiving them. TheAmigo42 (talk) 22:45, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Legality[edit]

It would be useful to have a section on the legality of this practice in various countries, if such information could be found to use as citations. Xmoogle (talk) 20:29, 15 November 2008 (UTC)