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Re: Nonsense, absolute nonsense... [Fwd: HipCrime and Spam]

At 19:02 9/12/96, Ross Wright wrote to [email protected] and
[email protected] and...:
>On Or About: 12 Sep 96 at 17:48, Rabid Wombat wrote:
>> However, since others may think like you, I guess I'll have to add a line
>> above my link stating that email not related to the purpose of my site
>> will be happily proof-read at the rate of $200 per hour,
>Just great.  That sure takes away any anonymity you had about being
>"on the cutting edge" of the information age.  That 1952 "proof-read"
>crap went out in the 70's.  How can you hope to enforce it?  It's a
>joke, right? :)  Maybe not, since it's on your sig-line.

Hey, that was my too-long sig, Ross.  There is obviously more than one
person who disagrees with your assertion that listing an email address
somewhere is an open invitation for mail to that address on any topic or
for any purpose.

Also, I charge $500 per message.  I've always liked flat fees. :-)

------- Forwarded Message -------
At 21:50 9/11/96, Ross Wright <[email protected]> wrote to
[email protected] and [email protected]:
>As I said having a website invites comments.  It's like being a
>public figure.  In effect you are publishing your e-mail address.

Interesting perspective.  However, placing an email address on a web page
is by no means an offer to take "comments" (i.e., marketing spams) on
anything that strikes the spammer's fancy.

The context in which any email address is mentioned will tell you what
sorts of messages are expected at that address.  To maintain otherwise is
just a flimsy excuse for "seedy low life multi-level-marketing jerks" who
want to cover their postage-due unsolicited advertising/promotional email
in some false cloak of respectability.

To continue the comment box analogy, the stuffing of salsa sample comment
boxes (next to the salsa sample booth in the grocery store) with ads for
anything you're pushing is most decidedly not what the comment box is for.

"As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet
deserves the highest protection from governmental intrusion. ... Just as the
strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends
upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment
        -- Judge Stewart Dalzell

Unsolicited advertising/promotional email proofread for $500/message!  Your
sending such a message to me is an explicit request for my services!