SPAM SPAM SPAM
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I used to be a member of a fair-sized Spark Team that I liked. Then some wiseacre let one of the organizers in on the secret SparkMail technology, and she started sending out teamwide alerts whenever someone had a birthday. I.e., every day. I think there might have been a day she missed someone and sent two.
I left the team and wrote her to say that the forum might be a better place for this, so that people could decide for themselves whether they wanted these extremely frequent notifications. I might not have phrased this as delicately as possible.
So now this person has, you guessed it, taken to sending me *individualized* unwanted e-mail. And comments on my SparkPage.
As I told her, "It would be uncharitable of me to deny you the argument that you're so clearly looking for." So every time she writes me, I'm firing back some fitting abuse.
It's wrong. I know it's wrong. But how wrong is it, really?