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

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 07:57:05 MST

Yeah, they sent me two messages yesterday, one to 'Michael Lorrey' and
the other to 'Michael S. Lorrey' at the same email address (so they were
obviously datamining). I went to the site, registered, and submitted an
article, but it never appeared anywhere.

Damien Broderick wrote:
> 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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