Farelf Posted March 9, 2009 Share Posted March 9, 2009 The more it changes ... the more it is the same. Could still serve as a template after nearly eight years: (epub) In defense of SpamCop and vigilantes - in the midst of some robust discussion on the 'evils' of SpamCop, some real information is thrown into the ring by the redoubtable 'Bob Cortez'. Yes, this is at the heart of why FAQs are favored 'here' and why people are often pointed, firmly, in their direction if they seem unable to find them unaided. Few regular denizens have the stamina for endless repetition and paraphrasing has disadvantages as well as advantages. Miss Betsy's pinned http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=972 covers the points in (much) greater detail and there have been several occasions when they have been stated in posts in something like the short form given by Bob Cortez so that evidently has some merit. The saga at epub is pretty well played out within http://emailuniverse.com/epub/2001/04/index.html and http://emailuniverse.com/epub/2001/05/index.html (each having two pages in the full listings) but the thread structure is a little chaotic. Some interesting notions here and there, such as inconvenient TOS provisions not being worth the paper they're (not) written on (in other words, freedom of action is the consumer's alone ). The recurrent themes of hair-triggered ISPs and the unfairness of affecting innocent co-users of IP addresses are stated as well (those are valid concerns of course). Robbie Burns versified the useful (though strangely absent) gift of seeing ourselves as others see us. The referenced pages (pre CAN spam) offer a glimpse. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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