Re: INFOMANAGEMENT (Was: META: Spammers (was: Your Opinion in extropy))

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 18:52:43 MST

At 10:59 PM 7/02/01 +0100, Anders wrote:
>Chris Russo <> writes:

>> The email below arrived in my in box. I would like to politely
>> request that no one support these spammers by giving them usable
>> traffic statistics or content.

>I got it too a few months back. I took a look at their site, and
>thought "So, how do you do quality control here? Why should I want to
>read what somebody else writes just because a lot of people have
>looked at it?".

True, but it might be worse than that (well, it obviously is).

I must admit that I fell for their original pitch a few months back. At
first I assumed it was probably spam of a sort but after a look around
their site I decided they'd put too much effort into it just to be trawling
for suckers. I sent them a query; they said they'd like to see what I
offered them; I sent it off. Nothing happened, to my knowledge. It never
appeared. After several weeks I queried them again. Black hole.

Damien Broderick

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