[thelist] Bitwise Logic Tip [WAS: job (NYC - USA) Contract -.netdeveloper 4month as signment]

Chris at globet.com Chris at globet.com
Fri Jul 29 06:59:10 CDT 2005



> So, making people aware of employment opportunities is now 
> spam? Seems strange to me as I know several here who might be 
> looking for an opportunity.

IMHO it depends on the context. Art is a recruiter - he's posting the
job opportunity to try and make a buck, not out of the goodness of his
heart. It's unsolicited email, commercial in nature - as far as I am
aware this is the definition of spam.

He did not preface the subject line with [OT], so those who do not wish
to receive off topic items cannot filter it. Even though the job
opportunity was web-related, I would personally consider this off-topic
for a discussion list - there was no discussion required, Art even
specified off-list replies. Art made no effort to post a tip, even when

I already receive all sorts of spam to an email address that has only
ever been exposed by me to the list. This is not a problem, as it all
has characteristics (or lack of them) which allow me to filter it. I
also get regularly contacted by recruiters, which I either accept or
contact them to have me removed from their database.

If people on this list wish to receive ensolicited commercial email from
recruiters, then I am certainly not the person to deny them this. I
would however contend that a permission slip from the list owners does
not give a member carte blanche to ignore any other rules or courtesies
that one may otherwise expect from members.

I would invite comment, as I would be interested to know if my opinions
above differ significantly from others on the list.

Chris Marsh
Web Developer
Tel: +44 20 8246 4804 Ext 828
Fax: +44 20 8246 4808

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