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Police.gif It's over (for now) stop asking how to get free mousepads!

ArtsCow is a website where people can get useless everyday items personalized with anything they want. They are also the cause of a period of Facebook friend whoring.

Sometime in July 2010 ArtsCow decided to offer thousands of free personalized mousepads to users of Facebook. All someone had to do to get one was have a Facebook account with at least 50 friends.

What a fucking retarded move that was. As soon as users of /v/ heard about this exploitable deal, small communities started on Facebook revolving around getting free mousepads. Simply joining one of these groups and friending fucking everyone got you enough friends in a matter of minutes. People started making extra accounts and made the needed friends on these accounts for extra mousepads, slightly changing how the address was written to avoid the 1 mousemat per household regulation.

It was an impressive feat for the /v/irgins, who were now farming mousepads 'erry day. All it took was proxies or an IP change to continue raping ArtsCow of their assets.

Some people were too stupid to follow orders thus ended up having to pay postage. They then went on asking "OMG HOW DO I GET FREE POSTAGE?!?1" whilst flaming ArtsCow's Facebook and claiming it was some sort of scam. Regardless, the deal was over on the 1st of August 2010. Go home.

Shortly after this, ArtsCow started giving out free personalized memopads, but this required having a Facebook account at least 180 days old. At least one lesson was learned.

Warning! You are engaging in behavior that may be considered annoying or abusive by other users.

Facebook's systems determined that you were going too fast when adding friends. You must significantly slow down. Further misuse of site features may result in a temporary block or your account being permanently disabled. For further information, please visit our FAQ page.


—Facebook pissing people off.


There was a rumor going around that mousepads had dead bugs in the packages. No, there aren't any bugs. Quit being gullible.

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See Also

  • AOL, who 10 years ago also distributed a ton of free useless shit.

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