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ChubbyHubby
-6th May 2004, 11:46
If you club needs local publicity outside of the fencing world have a look at this free ads site:

www.localnotices.co.uk (http://www.localnotices.co.uk)

Every town in the UK have their own noticeboard, so if you want to target a local population, simply post a notice on the town's noticeboard.

If you post a notice on there you are also entered into a draw for a digital camera!

Prometheus
-6th May 2004, 15:04
Any professional involvement in this from ChubbyHubby???:rolleyes:

ChubbyHubby
-6th May 2004, 15:40
How cynical of Prometheus... :eek:

What makes you think my company had anything to do with it?
Bath? Co-incidence surely?

Just informing our fellow fencers of a website that is providing local communities with a service!

have another look, click on a few Google ads, win a camera...

ChubbyHubby. I have removed this section as I believe it is solicitation.

Gav

HSD
-11th May 2004, 01:48
Well how's this for an association?

I receive unsolicited commercial email (aka spam, which is now (more or less) illegal in the UK if sent without the recipient's _prior_ consent):



From: "steve@localnotices.co.uk" <steve@localnotices.co.uk>
To:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 11:30:19 +0100
Subject: Publicity for fencing in your local community
X-Spam-Score: 2.8 (++)

Hi,

I have been browsing through the British Fencing website and links off it to
find people related to fencing in the UK. Your email was found on:

http://www.bath.ac.uk/~su4fc/members.html

and thought you might be interested to hear about a new website called
www.LocalNotices.co.uk


LocalNotices.co.uk is a free online noticeboard facility aimed at the
local community.

http://www.LocalNotices.co.uk

Through it you can publicise any fencing related events, beginner's courses or
competitions to your local community.

Regards,
Steve

PS. If you do not wish to receive further emails please just let us
know.

Steve
Account Manager
www.LocalNotices.co.uk


I whois this domain, and get:



Names and addresses have been removed to protect users from embarassment. Gav


I whois curvica.co.uk, and get this:



Names and addresses have been removed to protect users from embarassment. Gav


I believe that's your name next to registrant, ChubbyHubby. I logged on here tonight specifically to PM you to express my disatisfaction at receiving spam from a company associated with you, but since you started this thread, I figured I'd do it here. I do not appreciate UCE, even from those I know.

If I had not recognised your name in my whoising, I'd have been signing you up for AOL CDs and Littlewoods catalogues right about now. I know I am not the only person in the world to react in such harsh terms to spam.

Thanks for taking the time to read this rant.

Neo
-11th May 2004, 09:07
Originally posted by HSD
I receive unsolicited commercial email (aka spam, which is now (more or less) illegal in the UK if sent without the recipient's _prior_ consent):

Technically its not... I wrote a legal article on this ages ago (spam and the law) and there was also a very good article in Linux Format Magazine a couple months back.

There are of course numerous ways you could attempt to attack it on a legal basis, but all of them are plagued with difficulties (not least of all tracking down the spammer and making the evidence stick). Hence why people have attempted to found actions in things like theft of time/electricity. Also see the recent Australian case where the chappie got sued by the spammers (in tort - willfull interference with business interests) for putting up a site detailing the spammer in questions activities, with the end result that the spammer was listed in SPEWS. The case ultimately failed at Summary Judgement on the facts, but interesting none the less.

Note this should not be miscontrued as condoning UCE

Neo
-11th May 2004, 09:14
If I had not recognised your name in my whoising, I'd have been signing you up for AOL CDs and Littlewoods catalogues right about now. I know I am not the only person in the world to react in such harsh terms to spam.

save yourself the time and hassle and get an email account thats spam and virus filtered and then any spam you still do get, report through spamcop (or one of the similar sites).

Also watch on the latter, AOL CD's is one thing, but littlewoods is a credit account - you could leave yourself open to a fraud/attempted fraud charge if littlewoods ever decided to investigate it. (Probably unlikely I grant you, but still not really worth the risk).

I used to know a good site, but I forgot the address. They provide free company annual reports - you can order as many as you like and they have about 7000-8000 on the site... Order someone every annual report and they'll be receiving several document sized boxes every day for a few months ;)

Peanut_UK
-11th May 2004, 09:44
I don't really want to get involved in this, but surely posting what appears to be someone's home address on a public forum isn't the way to deal with this?

Also, having your email clearly posted on a website is surely asking for trouble? I'm not condoning spamming at all, and it's an unfortunate reflection on the way things are nowadays.

And then there's spam, and there's Spam. At least he's not touting pr0n, Viagra-alikes, Uni degrees (that would be ironic, considering the email address they used). At least this appears to be a small start up company advertising their service to people their filters have decided might be interested in their wares. Unsolicited yes, but at least it's not an email you'd mind a young child receiving.

Just my tuppence worth...

Gav
-11th May 2004, 10:34
This thread is closed. I am not allowing any further free advertising for sites - especially outside of the fencing world. Technically, this is solicitation and not allowed according to the terms of the board.

Take note:

Do not use these forums for any commercial purpose - no solicitation of funds, no advertising, and no solicitation for goods or services other than sponsors of the site.