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    Whilst a lot of people may not be interested in the bands mentioned, I wanted to find out what people working in/around the publishing business think of operations like the one commented on in this side-line column. Naturally, I thought of you lovely people in my search for opinions due to the sheer amount of writers/artists/publishers/hugely-knowledgeable & opinionated people that circulate and socialise in this little corner of Whitechapel.

    Considering how much the publishing industry is now adapting to on-line formats, I was rather surprised to find that anyone can still get away with this type of behaviour without it being picked up on a lot faster.

    Thoughts?
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    Where there are people with money, there are ways to scam them out of it. Certainly these things need to be picked up on and they suck to see come around. As someone who has had only limited dealings in the publishing world, I hate to see more vile fluff added to it. At least it isn't another company padding unpublished writers with high praise to convince them to buy expensive anthologies. Every time I meet a beaming face who claims to have been accepted at poetry.com I just want to wrap a crash blanket around their shoulders and tell them it'll be ok.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2011
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    The websites Predators & Editors and Writer Beware are both very good at exposing and identifying scam operations.
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    …I was rather surprised to find that anyone can still get away with this type of behaviour without it being picked up on a lot faster.

    Yes, but it's also become possible to slap an operation like this together, shut it down, rename it, and have it running again in a day or two. And spreading the operation across multiple nations with different languages makes it take a lot longer for word to get around.
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    ... okay. Anyone else finding it stupidly funny that a spambot made its way over into a thread on scams?
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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2012 edited
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    yes. am overwhelmed with giggles. :)

    I like to think the spambot-worm is nature's way of resurrecting dead threads that needed to be weeded out, granting them a second lease on life virtual.
    Existing for us to poke fun at/ be reminded of past sins :P

    That is not to say I would be averse to some weeding whack the spambot game.

    ...

    yes I'm moving back to my drawing board now. verbosity is catching.