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Re: Digex and Akamai are raping the ARIN whois database
One more post to this thread On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Bob K wrote: > > On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Patrick Greenwell wrote: > > > Bull. If I as an individual give permission for an organization I have > > some sort of relationship with to have mail sent to me by third parties, > > that's my perogative. What you are in fact saying is that I'm not allowed > > to give that permission. > > > > The problem is that the sleaze factor that permeates the space. > > That's not the only problem. People sign other people up for those lists > as a revenge tactic; consequently, those lists are worse than worthless if > they don't include the IP & timestamp of when that person signed up (and > are still hazardous to use even with that info). One is far, far better > off collecting addresses through clear, legitimate opt-in methods... Yes. That was, more or less, the point I was making, though I did a very BAD job of making it. More to the point - plenty of marketers have twisted the meaning of OPT-IN. Wide misuse of that phrase led me to say what I said, but I didn't take into account the fact many people subsequently reminded me of: it *is* common to have a merchant ask if it's ok to give your contact info to other companies. So, I misspoke. All of the people who took me to task were correct. I'll have to be a little more careful of what I say in the future. -- JustThe.net LLC - Steve "Web Dude" Sobol, CTO - sjsobol@JustThe.net Donate a portion of your monthly ISP bill to your favorite charity or non-profit organization! E-mail me for details.