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I just heard from a friend after he "sent" me a Spock invitation that
he had gotten tricked by Spock and was now spamming his friends.
Fortunately, I saw this exchange before i opened the email. Bill Ives
On Dec 19, 2007, at 11:49 AM, Valdis Krebs wrote:
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> No, my understanding is you have to have signed up on the site to
> have a trust request sent "on your behalf", but you may not be
> aware that your actions are resulting in emails being sent to your
> friends. They also request you upload your contact lists from
> various email systems, so this may complicate things on what you
> know is happening "on your behalf".
> Yes, Nancy is one of the people I look to in this domain -- SNS.
> If something does not pass her "sniff test" then I become doubtful.
> On Dec 19, 2007, at 11:14 AM, Jon Lebkowsky wrote:
>> I'm wondering about the spamming of trust requests that you
>> mention: are you
>> saying they're generating trust requests from persons who have not
>> become members of the site? Is this confirmed - or a suspicion? I
>> probably live with the Facebook "mad libs" fumble as an error showing
>> questionable judgement, but sending a trust request in your name
>> your authorization is both deceitful and self-destructive.
>> Thanks for the clear and complete response. I talked to Nancy
>> White about
>> Spock last night, and she noted that, once you've been spidered
>> into their
>> system, they send you notices whether you've signed up or not.
>> That, too,
>> is pretty clueless.
>> ~ Jon
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