[RC5] "Dead" contributors
George D. Nincehelser
george at secunet.com
Fri Sep 25 13:06:51 EDT 1998
>>On another note - to help increase distributed.net power, how about an
>>automated reminder to those who haven't contributed blocks in x weeks,
>>or x% longer than they usually take. I'm sure there are people who
>>reinstalled windows (or whatever os they use), nuked rc5 and never
>>bothered, or forgot to reinstall it. A gentle reminder, with download
>>links, might get some people back on board.
>That would be spamming no matter how "gentle" the reminder would be.
>There are probably thousands of unactive emails in d.net databases,
>and they surely wouldn't be happy to receive another mail.
No. That wouldn't be spamming. They know who d-net is. They gave
d-net their address. If they are upset if d-net sends e-mail to check
on their status, then they're just a little too anal IMHO.
If there is no response to the e-mail, just mark them down as "inactive"
and that's that.
There is no SPAM issue here.
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