Not sure if anyone else here has gotten this... I got a blank IM the other day from someone/something named "Gallantcoho".
I thought it was a hacker so I closed it out.
Turns out it's not a hacker but... to me it's just a f'ing annoying...
AIM Fish Bot / project upstream
Apparently the project scans popular networks for recent accounts - like Livejournal, Twitter, DeviantArt, Xanga, and Digg. Then they'll message you on AIM and send you an IM from some kind of name followed by the phrase Coho, in an attempt to start up a conversation between two strangers.
You simply have to reply with $optout to opt out of the program.
.... um.... ok this is where i turn into the PepperBitch.
1) Who the hell are they and why should I have to "opt out" of something I never asked to be part of anyway.
2) Where the hell does it say in ANY of the "Terms of Service" that having an account there means "I want to join this program".