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ID: 214 Title: If you want to avoid SPAM, don't go to the Cruiser Log site Replis: 13 Read: 5932 Author: 10  Page:1  [2]  3  
Name: Tom Yang  Posts: 110    Vancouver Time: 2004-11-12_17:56:22 Quote    Reply
Cool off, folks. Bret stated a spam problem and Bob doesn't think that's related to cruiserlog. At least, both sides hate SPAM the same. I can voluteer to do a test --- get a new email address and try to go thru the registration process at cruiserlog and see what happens. Good?
Name: Crusty  Posts: 10  **  Vancouver Time: 2004-11-13_7:57:52 Quote    Reply
Whoa Bob/Rob, take a chill pill!! First off, I don't know why you're calling me Bret Diamond--I know Diamond, he's one of many delivery captains our brokerages use, but I ain't him and he ain't me! Second, I never intended to make this a personal attack against you---yet you seem to have taken it that way. All I know is that when we signed up for your forum (yes, the new one) that within hours we started getting SPAM to an email address that we had never used at any time until we signed up for your forum--and we hadn't even made a post to your forum where someone could have seen our address---in fact, with the welcome message that came from your forum when we first signed up, came about 10 SPAM! If you're not selling info, great, but hopefully you'll do something about the problem. I simply posted here to let others know that we had had a problem, and, that given the circumstances, it certainly seemed likely that your or someone else who had access to the forum was selling people's email addresses as there really isn't any other logical explanation to explain the experience we had. Nuff said
Name: Jeannep  Posts: 4  **  Vancouver Time: 2004-11-16_4:8:44 Quote    Reply
Since I'm moderator of the sailing forum at the Cruiser Log, I might be considered to have a special interest here. However, I'll put my two cents in anyway. Having changed my email address twice in the past because of massive amounts of SPAM - mostly my own fault back in the beginning, I think I'm pretty sensitive to the problem. I now register with ALL forums using a "throw-away" email address the first time, just to find those that mine for SPAM. I have not had a problem with any of the Cruiser Log pages. In fact I get virtually no SPAM at all - maybe one a week, if that. And that's considering that I am particularly vulnerable since the Cruiser's Dictionary links to my email address for questions cruisers might have. One thought - the most-spammed of my email addresses is yachtmelon. I notice that a lot of the SPAM I get on that address includes dozens of addresses with "yacht" in the name - perhaps the majority of them are not real addresses? Could this have happened to you? An idea, anyway. Jeanne
Name: Geoff Schultz  Posts: 36  **  Vancouver Time: 2004-11-17_14:43:53 Quote    Reply
I registered with the Cruiser Log site over a week ago and haven't gotten a single spam. -- Geoff
Name: Tia  Posts: 2  **  Vancouver Time: 2005-1-1_4:35:35 Quote    Reply
I am a member of both this and cruiserlog..... I don't know what "crusty" is on about but I have not received any spam since I signed on with cruiserlog. I am very careful about when and how I reveal my email address and if I ended up receiving large amounts of SPAM I'd simply change emails. Cruiser Log, like 7knots, is a fantastic forum run by people who are doing sailors like myself a great service.... go and pick on a multinational if you want to vent your spleen.
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