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Re: Google contacting (harassing?) new DDs

Arno Töll <arno@debian.org> writes:

> On 10.12.2013 18:02, Enrico Zini wrote:
>> it looks like as soon as one becomes DD, an email arrives from Google
>> recruiters.
> actually it's good enough to post on Debian mailing lists. Every now and
> then the usual suspects [1][2] seem to write everyone appearing on list
> archives. They seem to contact you whenever they feel like, regardless
> of your prior communication.
> Having that said I'm not sure if it's worth the trouble to try to
> communicate with Google headhunters whom to contact and who not. They
> send what? One mail every quarter at most? That's next to nothing
> compared to the hundreds of real[sic!] spam mails all of us get every
> single day.

I agree with this, it's not worth the effort trying to talk with Google
headhunters; experience - mine and others' based on this thread - shows
that they rarely listen. In my case, I had to blog, tweet and post on G+
to make them stop trying to contacting me, nothing else worked.

For this reason, and because their spam is very, very low volume, I
would find it a waste of time to try doing something about it, which
they will ignore anyway.

On the other hand, we could use it to our advantage, and advertise the
NM process with: "Join Debian, and get a Google Headhunter mail you when
your account is ready!" (or add something similar sent to new DDs on
account creation, if you want it more subtly). That would also have the
nice side effect that they'd eventually stop doing it.


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