[TriLUG] OT: Marketing from Red Hat?
robdale at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 09:01:26 EDT 2011
So, it's a flash car race that you have no control over, you win, and
your prize is a form to contact a Red Hat sales rep.
On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Sean Korb <spkorb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Whoops! No spell checker on my crappy IE browser. Apologies.
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Sean Korb <spkorb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I just got some very well costructed spam in my snail mail box. It's
>> a large envelope with a return address Red Ha 1801 Varsity Dr. Raleigh
>> NC 27606 hand written. The post park is North Texas 390 and the
>> package is earplugs and a card that says "Don't just be a spectator,
>> Sean. Start your engines at: www.GetIntoTheRace.com/SeanKorb" plus a
>> clip on "Pit Pass" badge. A wget for the site doesn't reveal much
>> except exclusive use of Flash and Java Script.
>> The domain is registered by GoDaddy so the owners are properly proxied
>> away from me. Is this a Red Hat marketing device or just plain old
>> abuse? Usualy Red Hat is very up front about how it markets to
>> potential customers. And ummmm... they don't usualy use Flash and
>> I think the next step is to bring this to Red Hat's attention, but if
>> anyone gets a similar mailing, I wanted to warn them. It could be
>> something they've contraced out to an external supplier, and they
>> should know how unpleasent it all looks without getting as far as
>> looking at it.
>> Sean Korb spkorb at spkorb.org http://www.spkorb.org
>> '65,'68 Mustangs,'68 Cougar,'78 R100/7,'60 Metro,'59 A35,'71 Pantera #1382
>> "The more you drive, the less intelligent you get" --Miller
>> "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." -P. Picasso
> Sean Korb spkorb at spkorb.org http://www.spkorb.org
> '65,'68 Mustangs,'68 Cougar,'78 R100/7,'60 Metro,'59 A35,'71 Pantera #1382
> "The more you drive, the less intelligent you get" --Miller
> "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." -P. Picasso
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