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The article mentions a function of filler text as something with the capability of "spoofing spam filters;" and, noting the lack of example, was reminded of a spam e-mail I received on behalf of a (semi-legitimate?) online Viagra retailer. It consists of a picture containing the advertisement (only $3.33!) surrounded by filler text, which almost makes sense. It seems to have been pulled out of a novel or something. I am curious if anyone recognizes the text:

"(subject: disfeatur spum)

trundling back to Iron John. What was going to happen now?


fell behind us and the open plains opened out ahead. I clacked my jaw-

The sun was a glowing crimson disk on the horizon when me reached the

me, along with your complete report when you return, Arifl be just

on the subject. I never even heard of this world until the emergency.

alien artifact we were seeking.

Thats it. Youre in charge of the music. Let me show you what we

Intelligence. Was that it? Had I had it? No more to life than that?

without gays and without even the knowledge of gays. Not good. Quite

has got to be a change of plan. When I came up with the idea for this"

You can also find other sources through Google that use this and similar text, possibly from the same book (if it is from a book), by searching "trundling back to Iron John" [1] (mostly just a cursory search). My main concern is that the text might actually be copyrighted and the company utilizing it as filler text needs to be warned and/or brought to the attention of whoever may own the copyright to the text. 21:01, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


Why does Polyester redirect to Filler Text? 06:10, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism. Fixed. --Geniac 12:55, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

So does Louis Armstrong. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to fix it if I can't even reach the Armstrong article. Pueben (talk) 15:56, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Also fixed by now. In general, a redirected page will have a link back to the page it's redirected from, so you can go back and edit the redirect itself, but to remove one, you have to ask a Wikipedia administrator. See further Help:Redirect.-- era (Talk | History) 08:17, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

hello, i think i made a mistake .. as i am new here .. can someone help me fix this mistake ..

i wrote a new subject called (zink finger domain after i searched for it of course) then i found that it already exists .. so i went to the subject i wrote and did redirect .. but now it redirects it here!! i dunno why.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TAKEN00 (talkcontribs) 19:42, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

--> whoever fixed this thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by TAKEN00 (talkcontribs) 22:16, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Now is the time ...[edit]

The earliest source for this is well before the 1939 source currently cited in the article. A google book search shows it in The Early History of the Typewriter published in 1918. I am removing the reference to the 1939 work and replacing it with a reference to the earlier work. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:09, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Notability of examples is dubious.[edit]

Discuss. Ruinia (talk) 07:41, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Agreed -- at least the Onion example has no citations outside of the Onion itself. start by deleting there. -- Michael Scott Cuthbert (talk) 00:20, 8 September 2013 (UTC)