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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Way cool crafty lady!

Okay, so I'm checking on my friends' blogs, going to bloglines and looking up stuff, and I come across this girl's blog, and she has the cutest - and pretty simple - craft ideas! I couldn't resist giving her a plug and linking to her site. I don't know that I'd ever be talented enough to accomplish most of this (a sewing machine would help), but they're still great ideas! Korbi and Bethany will probably love it!
It's http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com

3 comments:

Jill said...

Thanks - I appreciate the link! And I love your lego temple. :)

Mama What? said...

Plant a Tree, Spam a Friend!

I received an email from Mamasource two weeks ago and stupidly I clicked the link so I could send a tree to one of my girlfriends. I've still been getting email from people in my address book, some have been saying thanks for the tree and others have been pretty mad that they got an email like that from me. I did not get a chance to select the one person I wanted to send the email to, instead every single one of my addresses were harvested from my gmail account. What B.S! This is totally illegal and unethical.

When I went to unsubscribe from the email, there was no way to unsubscribe. The "unsubscribe link" went to an email preferences page, not to an unsubscribe link, another direct violation of the CAN-SPAM act, which regulates commercial email. I wrote to support@mamasource.com and got an auto-generated response saying:

Dear Sucker - This is Anne at Mamasource Member Support. Thanks for your message and we are very sorry for any inconvenience. Contacts from your email address book that are checked and highlighted in bright yellow are only contacted during the registration process if you click the button to "Select Moms and Invite". In this case, those highlighted contacts receive an invitation to join Mamasource. Just so you know, although the invitations have already gone out, from now on your contacts will not receive any additional Mamasource invitation emails from you. Again, we are very sorry for any inconvenience. Please let me know if you need any assistance and I will be happy to help you. Warmly, Anne Mamasource Member Support

What a blatant lie, there were never any highlighted contacts, once I hit send, everyone, and I mean everyone got that stupid invite, even my 10 year old nephew...how embarrasing!

How do I know the reply was auto-generated? Because I've received the same email from them every single time I wrote to them to ask them about this situation, all with different Support names. Try it yourself!

If this is such a great site, how come they are resorting to such unethical practices? A lot of women like Mamasource, and if you are one of them, please email (because there is no phone number) them at support@mamasource.com and tell them to stop this unethical practice immediately!

I highly recommend reporting all emails to the FTC. Simply forward the email, in its entirety to spam@uce.gov

Please get more information and read my story at http://mamasource.blogspot.com/

Mardis Family said...

I have to comment about Jill's comment. I just learned today, from her and another lady, that they've (Mamasource) has been spamming them with emails, also. I, too, tried to contact them, and I received the exact same email as Jill did when she tried to unsubscribe (except the "Dear Sucker" part, which I thought was pretty funny because it's true). So again, see my post about the update on Mamasource, and DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, join them or send anything to anyone from them.
Sorry!