Annie are you ok
Will you tell us
That you're ok
There's a sign in the window
That he sent you a message Annie
He's asking for your numbers aiyee
He left us linkspam to his pages
Then you siezed up in your bedroom
You were struck dumb
You've been Janko'd
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Transition Metal, Germany message
He asks you for numbers indiscriminately of whether you're being serious or just joking. The slightest hint of maybe having the kernel of a conlang, and Janko will ask you for your numbers from 1 to 10.
I've actually had plans for a Janko Page for a few months which would attempt to fish numerals out of the dictionaries for every language on the site and present them all together. BUT THEN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA GOT INVOLVED. ...so it'll probably require some extra tagging, at least to resolve ambiguity.
I wouldn't call it indiscriminate spamming…when he notices a language, he checks his database, if he doesn't have it, he asks. I haven't known him to repeatedly pester someone (unless you include messages months apart as pestering, which I don't).
I have. I've had four PMs from him over four days with increasingly frantic subject lines asking for numbers in a throwaway sketchlang. When I finally replied and told him to sod off, he replied apologising and then asking for the numbers in a completely different conlang.