urgent business/investment deal

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Mar 15 03:13:35 2002

On Fri, 15 Mar 2002, James B. DiGriz wrote:

> Maybe you would find it addresses your annoyance more satisfactorily to
> go to your nearest friendly local ambitious DA keen to to be seen as
> tough on Internet fraud, and offer him or her this here low-hanging
> fruit. Call in the FTC, FDIC, your bank manager, etc. and set up a
> sting. Whatever. Then, when you find out who it is, and where they are,
> let me know and I'll gladly go beat the living crap out of them.

Look, I couldn't care less who falls for this scam. The way I see it, it
will just put money in the hands of people smarter than the ones losing
it, and that's a net positive effect.

I just don't want this shit to litter my ClassicCmp inbox. Regular spam
was bad enough, this is simply horrid.

> However, annoying as spam may be, I don't see how that justifies turning
> the list into a ghetto. Restricting access because it might be abused is
> throwing the baby out with the bathwater. It punishes the innocent as
> well as the guilty. That's just wrong, whatever you think about spam.
> There's no valid reason for this list to be restricted this way.

HELL-FUCKING-O!?? Whoever said we would be restricting access!? Nothing
personal, James, but you and everyone else who keeps bringing this
non-issue up are idiots! Anyone who wants to post can SUBSCRIBE! That's
why it's called a MAILING LIST! You SUBSCRIBE to a MAILING LIST so that
you can participate!

I don't subscribe to a mailing list so that I can be bombarded with SPAM
from it! FUCK!!!!!!!

> It's also damaging. The people we want to reach are precisely those who
> will frankly just not bother to offer old gear to be rescued if they
> have to go to the trouble of subscribing.


> Personally, I will unsubscribe if this happens.


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Received on Fri Mar 15 2002 - 03:13:35 GMT

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