Sunday, November 21, 2004

Cutting the Spam?

I recently joined the Yahoo SmallBizIT group thinking that I could share my business information and tools with like minded individuals and businesses. On Saturday, I sent out an email to this group's members which resulted in the following thread [my message is the first at the bottom] :

From: "Susan Bradley, [wacko SBSer]"
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 15:05:35 -0800
Subject: Re: [smallbizIT] Research, Surveys, and Demographic Studies...And he's no longer a member of the list.

Quark IT - Hilton Travis wrote:


Dare I say spam isn't generally accepted on this list?  And now is one
of these "general" situations.  Oh, crossposting is also considered bad
form.  100% so far!  :(



Hilton Travis                          Phone: +61 (0)7 3344 3889
(Brisbane, Australia)                  Phone: +61 (0)419 792 394
Manager, Quark IT            
         Quark AudioVisual    <-- its now time to shame poor coders
into writing code that is acceptable for use on today's networks

War doesn't determine who is right.  War determines who is left.


-----Original Message-----
From: Q :.QiSoftware []
Sent: Sunday, 21 November 2004 00:22
To: Group, Small Biz IT; [abbr]
Subject: [smallbizIT] Research, Surveys, and Demographic Studies...


I maintain a list of useful surveys, demographic
studies and reports that may be useful in business and
marketing. Follow this link -- for
the current list of available reports.


This message was considered spam and I was bounced from the group. I was surprised by this. If you follow the link -- Research and Media Surveys you will find that indeed the information is a very useful list of research, surveys, and other demographic information which can help in small business and marketing.

I get a lot of spam from some of the groups I belong to. I wonder if the moderator of this group even bothered to follow the link. No I won't bother rejoining this group. I thought this course of action noteworthy because of the huge amount of spam I do receive and the attempt by actual spammers to get investors or buyers for their services and products.

My information was free and simply <> this could be useful to business and marketing efforts... hmmm. I am also not sure if the "he" -- in the above thread is a reference to me -- I am female...


At 10:33 PM, HeroineGirl said...

I get this all the time on my blog

Even hotlinking on a drug recoevery forum, some people just are control freaks , just take the good with the bad I suppose.

Great blog, you are very clever !!


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