[Wikipedia-l] wikiverse spamming

Jimmy (Jimbo) Wales jwales at wikia.com
Mon Aug 2 20:44:31 UTC 2004

I have gotten 2 complaints so far today from people who were spammed
by wikiverse.org.  Wikiverse is a relatively nice and non-evil looking
Wikipedia mirror.  But they are apparently sending emails to
webmasters who are in the "external links" section saying things

Dear webmaster at firesigntheatre.com,

My name is Kate Weaver (though most people just call me Katz) and I'm
the Content Manager of Wikiverse.org - A World of Knowledge, a
community of sites dedicated to providing high-quality informative web

We placed a link to your site http://www.firesigntheatre.com in the
External Link section of the Homepage of:

http://the-firesign-theatre.wikiverse.org/ (Check it out!)

I would appreciate it if you returned the favor and linked back to
http://the-firesign-theatre.wikiverse.org/.  Linking back to us will
also help maintain your link with us in the future.

This is evil.  There is not much we can do about it, I think, but I
just wanted to publicly shame them into stopping it.


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