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Old Yesterday, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Quietude View Post
Sigh. This is neither a private conversation nor a short nor particularly focused one; if I didn't exactly address YOUR point the way you wanted, hard darts on you. The context is bigger than your attempt at nuance.
Sigh. It's not a private conversation but when someone says a certain thing, I respond to it, and you come rolling in trying to steer it into a completely different context because that's what you feel ready to lecture about it's on you.

Originally Posted by Quietude View Post
You failed to establish why what I was was not true; you seem to have restated what I said.
Sigh. Incorrect, I established that your attempt to pigeonhole spam as only coming from illegitimate sources was false, and I established that providing false contact information could indeed reduce the chances of that poster dealing with something they find aggravating.

Originally Posted by Quietude View Post
Anyone annoyed by one or two mails from a known merchant for which they voluntarily signed up for benefits, and failed to check the box for no solicitation, and put out by having to click an unsubscribe or two, is beyond snowflake in this time and era. The tiny number generated by signing up with known merchants and established businesses is almost invisible compared to the bombing-run crap from other, uncontrollable sources. Perhaps such delicate souls should avoid having an email account altogether.

In any case, I haven't signed up for any kind of reward program with a local, known merchant in years that didn't give me the immediate option to opt out right at the start. I failed to check a box recently, and got two emails from a men's clothier I didn't particularly want; two clicks on unsubscribe stopped them. I didn't cry or wail or anything.
Sigh. We'll let you know when we have a thread going about Quietude's personal threshold for aggravation, but hey that's a neat anecdote!

Originally Posted by Quietude View Post
the kitten-with-its-rump-sticking-out game of using a false name and address accomplishes nothing. Except possibly a few unwanted emails that can be stopped
Accomplishes nothing... well except for avoiding that which you detailed in the following sentence. You should look up the word "nothing" and ponder on it a bit.
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Old Today, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by rodentraiser View Post
You don't only have to worry about a credit score, you also have a secret customer score to determine your financial value to a company. Who knew?

The implications for this get worse. China has a social credit score. You can be sure they will be pushing this everywhere. Just like George Orwell warned us about:

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