Today an invite went out to the IxDA Discussion list inviting people
to a social network on behalf of a subscriber.
I haven't spoken to this subscriber yet, but I am going to assume the
following. They said invite everyone in my Gmail contact list unaware
of the fact that their contact list consists of everyone they have
ever written an email to including discussion lists like this one.
Ok, yes, the person didn't want to do this, but they did and they have
to be responsible for it. Folks, there are some things that is just
not OK and not knowing who you are sending "spam" to is NOT OK.
I don't know what we can do to block such invitations in the future,
but we will send reprimands to people to do send them and if people
continue to send them, we will most likely take action. I will make
sure that we add something to the guidelines for the list in the
coming weeks to address this new "foe".