[scribus] Invitation to connect on LinkedIn

William F. Maddock billsey at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 27 23:37:00 UTC 2011

-----Original Message-----
>From: Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com>
>Sent: Aug 27, 2011 5:57 PM
>To: Scribus User Mailing List <scribus at lists.scribus.net>
>Subject: Re: [scribus] Invitation to connect on LinkedIn
>On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 12:12 AM, Joe Zeff wrote:
>> In that case, the documentation should probably tell new users that sending
>> social networking invitations to this list is considered a Bad Thing and
>> could get you removed from the list.
>I think you are missing a point. This won't help for one single
>reason. Linked.In users doesn't send invitations to particular people
>or lists, instad they just let the network harvest the whole list of
>contacts and spam everyone.

As a member of LinkedIn, I can confidently say that I have to actively choose to invite someone (anyone) into my personal network there, and that those I choose must themselves be members of LinkedIn. Even after I choose to invite someone I have to explain how I know that person, or they will not let me invite them. What happened to start this thread has to have been some sort of mistake, probably involving a failure of software. As I said earlier, the "poster" probably didn't even know that it happened (one evidence for that being that the message content was totally and completely unmodified boilerplate).

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