Talk:Lycos Europe

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If I remember correctly Lycos Europe did NOT do a DDOS attack and it was NOT illegal. However, I don't remember enough specifics to make a quality change to this article. --Kurt 06:59, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Other Information[edit]

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make LOVE not SPAM[edit]

There's really not much known or told about this program, and it's not distinct an article enough to have made it past stub size since it's creation. Therefore, I suggest it be merged into the parent article.ip.address.conflict —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:04, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

I've had a go at merging it, no one has objected Silent52 (talk) 01:18, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

DDOS powers for good?[edit]

Lycos Europe launched what is, yes, essentially a DDOS attack on multiple spam servers. However, since blatant spam is illegal in the EU and US, the movement was technically (I emphasize technically) legal as a form of ignored vigilante-ism (for lack of a better word).

Personally, I think Lycos US should revive the initiative. But that's just me.

Tomi Undergallows (talk) 15:50, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

According to which was/is the linked website from make love not spam it was a DDOS attack, I'm sure if it had been judged legal they wouldn't have shut it down after a month.Silent52 (talk) 01:20, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Withdrawal of email and other services[edit]

Lycos Europe have withdrawn many of their services and therefore the article could do with being updated, but if there are other editors who are already editing this article then they could perhaps do it? I don't want to make major changes- I'm not a Lycos user and only came across this when I followed a link to an article on Lycos from Wikipedia. I did dig up a few links, though: [1], [2] [3]

I will have a go myself if there is no response. Orientalmoons (talk) 23:25, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

I've removed the Lycos IQ link because it's among the withdrawn services. Digifiend (talk) 12:19, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was move per Wikipedia:Ignore funny title.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 04:24, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

LYCOS EuropeLycos Europe — I've correctly formatted this request; not sure as to its merits. I'm bumping it to the top of Wikipedia:Requested moves so people can talk about it. -GTBacchus(talk) 02:00, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Sorry - I had added this request based on the standard capitalisation style adopted across over articles. Wikiwoohoo (talk) 15:21, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
No worries. :) -GTBacchus(talk) 00:18, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Support: this would appear to be another instance of the problem discussed in WP:MOSTRADE: the company likes non-standard capitalization, but other people, including our editors, don't use it. Ignore funny spellings. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 05:43, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Suppport As per WP:MOSTRADE.--Labattblueboy (talk) 14:42, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, as others have clearly explained. Although I believe PMAnderson makes the MOSTRADE rules too broad here: we are to ignore funny capitalizations and formattings, not necessarily funny spellings, and even that only when the funniness has not entered general usage. Ucucha 12:57, 12 January 2010 (UTC)


The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.