Very little spam I get comes from usenet. I use my real address but I put
"usenet" in front of the @ sign (.ie. firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can
track where they're getting my address. Very little spam comes from usenet.
Most of the spam I get is generated ramdomly or is taken from sites link
livingnet or the mls.
Don't like smam? Don't use email. Don't like commercials. Don't watch TV.
Don't like ads. Move to a communist country.
You smam fighters really need to get a life, a job, or a girlfrind/ lover,
masterbate more often, or something to vent your frustrations in a
productive way. Life is too short to bicker over this sort of nonsense.
Again, I empor you to get back on topic.
Tom, when I first found Usenet many years ago, I foolishly & naievely
posted my real name and e-mail address. Within a week, I was bombarded
with SPAM and every virus known to man and some not yet known! <lol> I
very quickly changed my e-mail address and created a nom-de-plume. No
I hear you Tom! Back a number of years ago when I first started using
usenet service, I naievely thought there was no reason not to use my
real name and e-mail address. Within a week, the SPAM started, followed
quickly by just about every virus then known to man, as well as a few
new ones! I was also receiving sick e-mail messages from all sorts of
characters. There was one guy in the news group at the time who was
very rude and aggressive and I would often get into heated discussions
with him. One day he asked me if I had been receiving any unsolicited
e-mail and he 'fessed up that he had been using my name and e-mail
address in a variety of news groups including gay groups and groups
geared to all manners of sexual perversion. That explained a lot! *LOL*
I called my I.S.P. that day and changed my e-mail name and address, as
well as my I.P. number. I then re-entered the news groups under a
nom-de-plume and I haven't had the problem since.
Hey Key "It's deja vu all over again!" Didn't we already have this
conversation? <lol> I'm afraid that I just can't resist responding to
Steve when he refuses my peace offering and tries to take another shot
. I'll try harder Key. ;-)
Disclaimer: The writer is in no way speaking for the group in general
or Key in particular. All opinions expressed are those of the writer.
=================================Hey Key "It's deja vu all over again!" Didn't we already
conversation? <lol> I'm afraid that I just can't resist
Steve when he refuses my peace offering and tries to take
. I'll try harder Key. ;-)
Disclaimer: The writer is in no way speaking for the group
or Key in particular. All opinions expressed are those of
right, we already had this conversation about the same
like I said,
"no pun intended"
when I enter "ya.net" in my browser, I get:
when I enter it in google web, I get:
but everything but the above kicks back.
when I try needname.com,
it says its taken but just can't find anything with just
that stands alone without something added in front of it.
can ya let me know of one ?
if ya can ? I will change it to something else.
I can only answer you because someone else did and your question is
still in his post. I seldom see signatures with Corvette related sites
as you suggest and now that you're block I won't see yours.
My signature may vary.
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Not an attorney, I'm not qualified to interpret the law <<
Historically, the registered Usenet newsgroups have prohibited any
commercial activity and such abuse can be reason to drop a registered
newsgroup. In moderated Usenet groups, the moderator kills most posts
with any commercial content. By local custom, the anti-commercial
posture has extended to many 'alt' newsgroups like this one.
What you are doing is placing your business card before everyone in a
captive audience, assembled for a purpose other than that of your
business. It looks like 'intrusive broadcast advertising' and rightfully
or not, irks some folk. I don't think of you as part of the 'junk fax'
league but more like a 'near-relative.' I prefer to err on the side of
caution in a case like this--no need to piss-off folks.
Example: I attend monthly service club meetings. Every couple of
years, before a meeting, I place two of my business cards beside each
plate at the luncheon table. This is verbotton in that group. During
the meeting, the president makes mention of "PJ's self-serving spam" and
I'm fined for my action. While this is a good-humored way of donating
to an excellent cause it serves to remind everyone that the objectives
of a service club (or Usenet newsgroup) should remain focused on the
group's objectives and not be self-serving of its members.
Some Usenet sig-line suggestions:
Were you a certified mechanic (ASC) that fact (and your specialty) might
be appropriate in your sig line. Were you a race driver, mention of
your formula qualification might be appropriate. If you ran a
commercial racing team, you might be criticized should the company name
appear in your sig line. If you worked for GM and posted from a GM
email address, a sig-line disclaimer of GM's endorsement of your posts
would be appropriate. (However, it might be a violation of your
contract of employment to even post here from a GM email server.)
Sorry to disagree with you here, but I do moderate some newsgroups and a
link in a sigtag is not considered spam. If Steve chose to include a
written advertisement in his sigtag with a link, then it would be considered
spam. Personally, I don't like sigtag links or long sigtags for that matter
in alt.newsgroups at all. They just add extra bs we have to deal with.
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