Perhaps this is well known but I think it is worth pointing out that the
archives for this list are public and therefore searchable by
non-members of the list. Anyone can go to the EDUCAUSE web site and
search the archives, whether they are a subscriber to the list or not.
Therefore, I think it is difficult, if not impossible, to know whether
the unwanted contacts come from actual list members or just companies
which search the list archives. I know that many vendors, from all
industries, are using services or software tools that automatically
troll the web archives of lists like this looking for mention of their
company or products.
Ron Parker, Director of Information Technology, Brazosport College
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Theresa M Rowe [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2007 1:28 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [CIO] Attention Vendors
> Once again I have been receiving complaints about vendors.
> It seems that an EDU participant posts on the CIO list about
> a product or direction, and then is swamped with vendors
> wanting to support that request.
> VENDORS TAKE NOTE: Each time this happens, more EDU
> participants withdraw from the list. Your actions are having
> a negative impact.
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