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Will it be comprehensible to take a nickname calling me Anti-Anti-SpamBot to convey the idea that communication on internet (like commenting in blogs, registration and posting in forums, etc.) became practically impossible without tools facilitating posting, like spam bots?

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Anti-anti Spambot seems to insinuate a fondness for Spambots.

How about instead: "The Anti-Spambot Aficionado". But in Spanish, that will increase the girth of its awesomeness.

EDIT: Terribly sorry, late night spelling let me down.

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+1 Thanks any internationally understood slang is welcome! –  Gennady Vanin Novosibirsk Feb 9 '11 at 13:57
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@vgv8: “The Anti-Spambot Oficiando” is indeed awesome, but I’m not so sure about its being internationally understood. I’d never come across oficiando before, and googling for it, I can’t find many examples of it being used in an English-speaking context. –  PLL Feb 9 '11 at 16:05
    
Fixed the spelling there, although "The Anti-Spambot Oficiando" could be amusing. –  Tom Ravenscroft Feb 9 '11 at 22:11
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I love this one, but I would think it would have to be "spambot-aficionado'. –  Miel Feb 10 '11 at 10:57
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I disagree with Miel. I don't think Anti-anti-spambot means that you are pro-spambot per se, only that you are against measures taken to defeat spambots. This may be a small distinction, and you may well be a fifth-columnist, or someone who wants to buy peace for our time, or are just kinky that way.

I'll offer a parallel: People who are against childhood vaccinations are not necessarily for the disease in question.

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+1, strongly agreed! Two antis don’t necessarily make a pro. Anti-anti-spambot seems excellent to me, and I’d imagine most people would understand it, especially given some context. –  PLL Feb 9 '11 at 16:00
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You're right of course, I realized that when I wrote my answer, but the difference between ant-anti and pro is rather subtle, and since it's a nickname, and not embedded in an explanatory text, I'm not sure that difference will come across. The parallel you give is really bad: anti-vaccination is not a combination of two anti's (and no, you can't replace vaccination with anti-disease). –  Miel Feb 10 '11 at 10:55
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Anti-anti-spambot would convey the idea that you are pro-spambot, not why that is your opinion.

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+1 thanks, and what nickname, in your opinion, would convey the idea? –  Gennady Vanin Novosibirsk Feb 9 '11 at 13:39
    
I like Tom Ravencrofts suggestion, but see my comment there. –  Miel Feb 10 '11 at 10:58
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