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Social responsibility (censorship?) on NANOG?

  • From: John Fraizer
  • Date: Wed Feb 07 23:41:42 2001

I was recently SPAMMED by a WCOM sales-droid.  Wanting to bring this to
the attention to as many movers-and-shakers as possible, I forwarded the
SPAM to nanog-post. When it did not show up on the list, I sent it
again.  No show again, I unsubscribed, resubscribed and resent it (yet
again).  Immediately after the resend, I sent a test message to the
list.  Strangely, the test message made it to the list but the WCOM
message still has not made it to the list.

Is the list being moderated or filtered in some way?  It is quite suspect
that it is a message that would be embarrassing to WCOM that doesn't work
but any othe message makes it through.

Has anyone else seen this phenomenon?

Many of you will no-doubt harrass me about the WCOM forward being OT and
not appropriate for NANOG.  I disagree.  When WCOM and companies it owns
claim to be so ANTI-SPAM yet they SPAM to troll for customers, it deserves
as much press (read: EMBARRASSING EXPOSURE) as possible to hopefully shame
them into ceasing such tactics and getting rid of sales-droids who employ
such tactics.

John Fraizer
EnterZone, Inc

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