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11:06 AM - 02/13/2004

The topic: Road Runner condones spammers?


Friday, February 13, 2004  Does Road Runner condone spammers?  I would think not, but apparantly, I think wrong.  Yesterday, I mentioned the porn spammer, the one who got here doing a Google search for “adult weblogs”.  One who obviously never even read the entry she was responding to, otherwise she’d have gotten a big clue that this isn’t a site for folks who are looking for things like sex toys.  I heard back from Road Runner and this is what they had to say:



Road Runner supports the free flow of information and ideas over the

Internet. Road Runner does not actively monitor nor does Road Runner

exercise editorial control over the content of any web site, electronic

mail transmission, mailing list, news group or other material created or

accessible over Road Runner services.

Please also be aware that commercially available software provides

various options restricting access to the Internet from or to your

computer and you may want to consider use of one of those programs.

Thank you for taking the time to contact Road Runner.

- Road Runner Abuse [AB]


Can you even believe that? :whomp In my mail to them I was very clear as to what had happened. This was my response:


Excuse me?

A Road Runner member went to MY website and posted links on MY weblog to adult oriented websites. If you’ll look at the messages I sent to you, it clearly states “A comment has just been posted to entry”.

I don’t give a rat’s behind what sites she visits or what she sends in email to others or what she does in the privacy of her own home or street corner, but I do care what people post in MY weblog on MY website.

Why on earth would I want software that will restrict ME from visiting MY website because of something one of YOUR users posted?

Obviously, Road Runner doesn’t care what it’s users do while online. I’ll keep this in mind. If I ever feel a need to spam people with porn, I’ll sign up with your company, since you don’t want to get involved.


If you’re a Road Runner user, could you email them and find out exactly what their policies are?  I’d like to see a little heat generated here. The jerks.  If you’re going to allow members to spam, at least ask that they know their audience.  I certainly don’t want people kept away from lisaviolet.com because of some lazy assed spammer.


Thank you for all the input about fingernails.  I’ve been taking calcium supplements for close to two years now on the advice of my chiropractor.  I really don’t want to put any type of stuff on them that has to be removed, because, even though I don’t bite my nails, I do bite the polish when I’m wearing it and that’s not good for nails.  I try to keep my hands and nails moisturized.  Yesterday, I was trying to open the box of Fancy Feast and split one of the nails down into the nailbed.  I’ve been keeping them trimmed low hoping that eventually they’ll grow out past that weak area, but it’s hard to do when they split so easily.  It’s gotten to the point that I can’t open a cardboard box when you have to poke a finger in an area to do that. 

Right now, the only cat who is bad is Oliver.  He seems to be breathing a little better, though.  The overall sneezing has just about ended.  And the cats are back to peeing on the counters and pooping on the laundry room floor.  Oh, well.

And there’s been no sign of SpotTee since last week.  KittyMeeze and Little Bit are still around and every once in a while, I see the tortie.  Notwally and the other neighborhood toms have disappeared, now that there’s nothing to hang around for.  Brian and I talked about our cats being sick and I’m wondering if maybe Notwally being in our yard made it worse for them.  You know, the spray and stuff that toms leave around.  All it would take is for one of our cats to get in contact with the virus and *wham*, they all get it.  From what I read, the longer the exposure, the worse they’ll get it.  So, maybe they had a little of it beforehand just from sniffing the front door and the vent by the garage, but having it in the yard just overdosed them.

Whatever happened, I’ll be happy when it’s all done with.

So, I’ve got laundry started, I’ve dusted the furniture and wiped the sides of everything down (trying to keep it pee free) with Pledge.  Now I have to vacuum, then shower and get stuff ready for the bank, get cat food and hit CostCo.  And I’ve got two calendars to make.  I’d like to be back home by three this afternoon, so I’d best get hopping.

Have a great weekend and a wonderful Valentine’s Day.  I’ll probably get the same thing I get every year.



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