Jay [..] > 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 prompted. 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 http://www.globet.com/ Tel: +44 20 8246 4804 Ext 828 Fax: +44 20 8246 4808 Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the individual and not necessarily the Company. This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential and privileged and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete it from your system.