> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmoloney at ddsi.ie [mailto:dmoloney at ddsi.ie]
> Sent: 17 August 2000 10:05
> To: adam beecher
> Subject: Re: [CLUG] RE: Linux/UNIX Server Market Share Beats NT/Win2K
>>> Did it take that much of your time to delete the trainit.ie email ???
>If you had said, "You shouldn't have posted it to the list," I would have seen
that as a logical response. I wouldn't have agreed with it, because I think
other people who may be in their database should be aware of the action I was
taking. But I don't see deleting Spam as a logical way of dealing with it. It
*didn't* take much time to do, but as you'll see from my follow-up, they bought
the data off someone else. Which means I might end up doing a lot more of it.
And deleting is all well and good when you're sitting on a leased line in a
corporate environment where you're not paying the bills. However, I'm sitting on
a 56k connection, which I pay for myself. When it comes to Spam, they're
spending my money for me. It mightn't add up to much, but the more my addresses
propogate around the spammers databases, the more of my money they spend.
Deleting Spam is *not* an option - affirmative action is the *only* way to
tackle it. If people sit on the fence, it will *never* stop. At least by
complaining about it, we can slow it down. And at least by posting what I did, I
stand a chance of getting the name of their supplier, and dealing with *them*.
And by the gods, I will!
> If you so upset over these emails then what about Donncaha's 3 or 4 posts
> the other day advertising jobs !!!
> If they're not spam nothing is !
>Purely aside from the fact that this has nothing whatsoever to do with my
posting, I disagree completely. CLUG and ILUG are valid places to post jobs, and
it's been discussed many times. The consensus is that it's ok, as long as it's
done in a reasonable manner. Donncha was obviously looking for someone who would
be capable of dealing with a Linux system, and I have to say that I don't know
many Linux users who read the Jobs section in the newspaper.
They do visit CLUG and ILUG though, and I know that if *I* was looking for a job
with a forward thinking company that uses Linux, I would have been delighted to
see Donncha's posting. That said, I think it would have been better if Donncha
had kept it even shorter and posted a link to a webpage with complete details.
But maybe after reading this he'll do that in future. :)
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