***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Dear All, Got this, this morning. Odd looking thing - some kind of reputation assessment system. Trouble is the email address concerned is an old one and you can't really get any info without "joining". Does anybody who studies these kind of online systems know if this is sincere or definitely insincere? I can see this being a useful approach for things like small web trade. ATB, Edmund >From [log in to unmask] Thu Jun 3 05:19:32 2004 X-VirusChecked: Checked X-Env-Sender: [log in to unmask] X-StarScan-Version: 5.2.10; banners=-,-,- X-Originating-IP: [188.8.131.52] X-SpamReason: No, hits=-4.2 required=7.0 tests=CYNIC_B,BIZ_TLD, CLICK_BELOW Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 00:18:42 -0700 To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Someone is researching: [log in to unmask] From: SYEC SUPPORT DEPARTMENT <[log in to unmask]> X-AntiVirus: scanned for viruses by AMaViS 0.2.0-pre6 (http://aachalon.de/AMaViS/) ######Posting About You###### Someone who knows you is trying to share opinions and experiences about you in our online community. The purpose of this email is to inform you that a posting has been made about you at our website. This is email is not commercial in nature. If this email message was delivered to your spam or bulk email folder please notify your ISP or spam filtering company regarding this mistake on their part. To view postings about you click here: http://1.shyx.us/lx.php?a=search&b=5&[log in to unmask] This website also includes a highly valuable Daily Searching System. This is a simple system in which you can set-up searches that this website will perform for you each and every day. After performing the searches that you have specified, our Daily Searching System will send your search results to you via email. By setting up Daily Searches for all the people and businesses that matter to you, you will be assured to find out right away when a user submits a Experience Request that is interesting to you. IMPORTANT - To avoid future notifications like this simply add this email address to our Do Not Email List here: http://4.shyxp.biz/lx.php?a=donotemail&[log in to unmask] Regards, SYEC Support -- ======================================================================== Edmund Chattoe: Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Littlegate House, St Ebbes, Oxford, OX1 1PT, tel: 01865-286174, fax: 01865-286171, http://www.sociology.ox.ac.uk Review Editor, J. Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS) http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS/ "So act as to treat humanity, whether in your own person or in another, always as an end, and never as only a means." (Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles) ======================================================================== _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.