I wish to thank the academy…. (Update on Windows Live Spam situation at end of page)

The Windows Live Association of Spam Haters would like to thank X for a Good Job Well Done.

Whereas they said you were barking up the wrong tree.

Whereas they said you were beating a dead horse.

Whereas they said just give up already, nobody is going to listen to you.

Whereas you persevered like a crazed lunatic.

Whereas you kept shaking your broom at the kids spamming on your front lawn.

Whereas you have been fighting windmills since February 2009 in a strange quixotic battle with the unbeatable foe.

Whereas you had faith in the Windows Live community – you knew it was just a matter of time until your rants feedback was put into use.

Whereas “Spam” is now listed in the pull-down menu for “Report Abuse” offenses.

Whereas our complaints about spam posted in our Spaces and Groups will be heard and dealt with.

Now therefore, we at the Windows Live Association of Spam Haters would like to present X with this token of our appreciation:


Windows Live Association of Spam Haters

X, President


Edited to add:

Sadly, I was wrong. Having "Spam" listed in the pull-down menu in Report Abuse did not change anything. My reports are still being sent back for more information!

Dear Windows Live admin: In every Spam report, I give you the url of the profile, and say to look at it. The profile has all the information you need to know. There is nothing that I can add.

I am changing gears, but I am still going to keep fighting. Please see this new blog entry:

“Windows Live Spam Central Reporting Service” is open for business – I volunteer to report your spammers and follow up until their account is closed.

There is a list of recent spammers known to me in this blog entry.


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62 responses to “I wish to thank the academy…. (Update on Windows Live Spam situation at end of page)

  1. Jen

    All right, all right – calm down, Missus;-) T\’is bloomin\’ good tho\’, innit.

  2. X-Evolutionist

    Jen, Calm down? Somebody actually listened to me and did as I asked. You\’d be happy, too. X

  3. Jen

    Happiness is good – success is better. It\’s great to read some better news for a change.

  4. X-Evolutionist

    Jen: Yes, good news once in a while is pretty nice. X

  5. Mike

    Way to go El Presidente! 🙂

  6. X-Evolutionist

    Mike: Thank you very much!

  7. X-Evolutionist

    @Everybody: Thank you for the wonderful proclamation and gift (that I gave myself in your name) X

  8. Technogran

    Congratulations X on getting your message through to the powers that be, persistance does pay off! Well done on behalf of the users of Windows Live…

  9. X-Evolutionist

    Hi TG: Thanks bunches. But, the truth is that it did not help. Two of the spam reports that I made using the new "Spam" pull-down have ALREADY been sent back for more information. I would think that EVERYBODY would know that you can look at a profile for a spammer and find out everything you need to know. Not so! I am asked for more details, but there are no more to give!Here\’s the latest, and I hope you will help me with this:“Windows Live Spam Central Reporting Service” is open for business – I volunteer to report your spammers and follow up until their account is closed.http://x-evolutionist.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!25A0033DD834DD1D!12756.entry

  10. Greg

    You know I support your efforts, ol\’ pal. But it\’s worth noting that in the last 3 days, I\’ve received more notices in my What\’s New Feed about your anti-spam crusade than any actual spam in the last 3 months. I hope this isn\’t a situation where the cure is worse than the disease. And I say that in the most loving way possible. 🙂

  11. X-Evolutionist

    Greg: I am publicizing a NEW campaign against garbage in our community. I am getting known as the Spaminator in Live, and I am making it known what is going on now. Once the word is out, I won\’t need to do the publicity. The faster the word gets out, the sooner I\’ll stop. Hint hint. X

  12. X-Evolutionist

    Greg: PS: Perhaps you are the lucky one, but many of us in Live are spammed regularly. We are sick of it, and I am not going to lay down and let it continue. X

  13. X-Evolutionist

    Ooh! Spammers have a sense of humor! I got spammed on a anti-spam post!

  14. Jen

    Ooooooo:-( Hey, know of an email addy to "whoever" on Live who I can report the below to? There must be someone who can deal with this stuff?

  15. Greg

    I can access your Spammers.xls file on SkyDrive, but it won\’t let me add anything to the file. Permissions issue, perhaps?

  16. X-Evolutionist

    Greg: I did not intend for others to edit that file. I put it in my Public Skydrive folder just to check to see if a spammer\’s profile is already on the list. Thanks. X

  17. X-Evolutionist

    Greg: Can you see the spreadsheet contents in my Public Skydrive folder, or do you just see an icon? I just logged out and looked, and I can\’t see the content. My whole purpose of making this list is defeated if nobody can see the list of spammers. It\’s just to look and see if it\’s already been reported before reporting again. X

  18. Greg

    No, I can see the content fine. I just can\’t edit it.

  19. X-Evolutionist

    Greg: That is strange. When I log out, I can only see the icon. I see no way to set permissions. It is in the Public folder and it says this: "People who can view files: Everyone (public)"It says view, not edit. That is fine with me. I\’ve been in a couple of situations in my career when somebody was trying to edit the same file I was editing. One person\’s work gets saved, one person\’s work gets lost. AutoCAD has a LOC file so only one person could edit it. This guy I worked with would delete the LOC file and edit away, losing all my work. One person in charge of editing a file is just dandy with me. Maybe I will just have a blog entry that I keep up to date with the info, and have a link to it. Maybe that will be less confusing. Thanks for the feedback. X

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