On Thu, Apr 15, 1999 at 09:47:32AM -0400, Nick Simicich wrote:
> Here is the point: UBE/Spamming is never acceptable, no matter what the
> greater good served. Floods, fires, starving or missing children, wars,
> disease, death, pestilence, etc., none of these justify UBE. IMPORTANT
> things like this happen every day. And I believe that the net standard is
> that UBE is unacceptable, no matter what the content of the message.
I couldn't agree more enthusiastically with what Nick has said here.
There are NO excuses for UBE of any kind under any circumstances,
and that includes those where people claim to be performing some
sort of "service to the Internet community". (Ironically, the transparency
of these false claims usually escapes those who are making them.)
> It is up to you to define a business model that does not use Spam as
> one of its linchpins. If you can't, your business is not acceptable by
> net standards and should not exist.
Also extremely accurate and well-put. I don't mind if people want to
start businesses that make money from the 'net; heck, I've made *my* living
from the 'net in part or full since 1981. But if the business model
requires UBE, then the business model is broken, and the business itself
will be targeted for blacklisting just as any other spammer will be.