Friday, July 24, 2015

External Links and Profiles

Any player who wishes to join the Slack team or provide links to their own corner of the Internet can, but is not required to, go to External Links and Profiles, and fill out a new row of the table there. The page is not considered gamestate, you have nothing to gain and/or lose from doing this.

Whoever “aosher” on Slack is should probably fill it out. I don’t know who you are.

Comments

Kevan: Oracle he/him

25-07-2015 07:04:43 UTC

Do spambots still harvest plaintext email addresses from around the web, or have they moved on to other things these days?

Tantusar: he/they

25-07-2015 07:37:28 UTC

No problems on my end yet.

Kevan: Oracle he/him

25-07-2015 07:48:08 UTC

No problems from giving your address out freely for a long time, or just from that one wiki page?

The harvesting is spambots slowly trawling the web for email addresses, saving them to a list, then selling that list to clients who want some probably-working email addresses to hawk Viagra at. You wouldn’t get the actual spam until weeks or months afterwards.

Tantusar: he/they

25-07-2015 07:58:44 UTC

You know what, it’s a fair point. Which is why I have now broken up my email address in a way spambots (usually) can’t read.