September 20, 2012
If anyone ever in their lives works in any capacity to oversee email mailing lists or knows anyone who does, remember that there are few things as annoying as signing a petition or two with one organization only to find yourself the recipient of a dozen daily emails from organizations with whom you have nothing to do with. I’ve signed petitions with change.org and I end up getting all these weird emails that address me as a ‘MoveOn Member’, ‘Dream Activist’, and ‘DCCC Supporter’. For goodness sakes, I am none of those things! Are these people morons? At this point, my politics are based on my principles, but with enough spam, I could find myself backing even an idiotic fascist if they based their campaign around a ‘No Spam’ platform.
In conclusion, don’t ever do any good in the world if it requires an email address to do it.