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  Reply # 1114836 24-Aug-2014 22:19
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How is he handling unsubscribe requests if he is blankly shoving peoples email addresses into BCC anyway? I would have thought that sorting out your mailing list software would come ahead of actually sending the emails out.




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  Reply # 1114885 24-Aug-2014 23:15
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Google working wonderfully...

This thread is the second result!! haha

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  Reply # 1114887 24-Aug-2014 23:19
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Isn't it against the TOS for Slingshot to host such a server on a home connection?

Also why has he stopped replying?




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michaelmurfy: Isn't it against the TOS for Slingshot to host such a server on a home connection?

Also why has he stopped replying?






 


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  Reply # 1114889 24-Aug-2014 23:34
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michaelmurfy: Isn't it against the TOS for Slingshot to host such a server on a home connection?

Also why has he stopped replying?


Perhaps it has something to do with the huge about of non constructive criticism he got here. 



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  Reply # 1114922 25-Aug-2014 08:21
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networkn:
michaelmurfy: Isn't it against the TOS for Slingshot to host such a server on a home connection?

Also why has he stopped replying?


Perhaps it has something to do with the huge about of non constructive criticism he got here. 




[Insert something about crying a river]

To operate in the Internet industry one needs the support of most of their customers and at least some of their industry peers. I don't see either here.

In this case I think the spamming is the major issue. Their business model won't even be a starter....

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MichaelNZ:
networkn:
michaelmurfy: Isn't it against the TOS for Slingshot to host such a server on a home connection?

Also why has he stopped replying?


Perhaps it has something to do with the huge about of non constructive criticism he got here. 




[Insert something about crying a river]

To operate in the Internet industry one needs the support of most of their customers and at least some of their industry peers. I don't see either here.

In this case I think the spamming is the major issue. Their business model won't even be a starter....


I would have to agree with netwrokn. This has been fairly well bashed and the hosting provider has had a lot of negative feedback and doesnt need more on the same topic.





 


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  Reply # 1115199 25-Aug-2014 14:44
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No? Well here is some more.

Thought I would reply thanking them for the spam and see where it went. I get back thanks for replying and a ticket number for my request. What request? Oh actually there was one - something to to do with travel.

I, too, am all for startups. But there has been zero thought in to this particular new venture. Shabby, thoughtless website with no contact information. Appalling spelling/grammar befitting a giddy schoolgirl and her "smartfhn"..

You cant just decide to run a business and expect everyone to give you free advice - you need help yourselves sometimes. And not one, but 6 spammy emails from this guy means that, already, he needs to shut it down - think about it then try again...



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  Reply # 1115243 25-Aug-2014 15:12
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Been away from the thread for awhile but it's great to see it appear so high in Google Search results. 

I've submitted a complaint to dnc.org.nz and they are looking into all this.

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  Reply # 1115316 25-Aug-2014 16:38
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I am trying to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, his name servers now have separate IP addresses although one is shared with his www webserver.
A quick google for Zane Toms though brings up a trademe type business called freelister which he seemingly advertised by spamming the trademe message boards and facebook. It would seem it is also gone now.

Maybe he is good and can make a go of it and I hope he can. Just learn to advertise better maybe. 




Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

 

http://www.vultr.com/?ref=7033587-3B


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  Reply # 1115320 25-Aug-2014 16:45
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Try his Facebook profile then - that might quash any doubts...

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  Reply # 1115352 25-Aug-2014 16:55
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Ummm...yeah. Some things best left well enough alone....

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  Reply # 1115801 26-Aug-2014 12:04
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Even on FB, publicly announcing a message that is full of spelling errors - seems he still hasn't taken Networkn's advice for a professional appearance.
Appearance is everything, even if you're a selling a turd. smile




My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


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  Reply # 1115805 26-Aug-2014 12:21
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Geekzone thread is #1 in google results!




 


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  Reply # 1116023 26-Aug-2014 17:55
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TimA: Geekzone thread is #1 in google results!


And I can't access the website anymore



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