You aren’t anonymous on the Internet. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has ever used Google or facebook.
- If you comment on my blog, I can see what city you are in. I even have a vague-to-accurate address (depending upon several things).
- If you ask me for help with something and then undo all the work I did with your blessing, I’ll know. Guess what? I follow the projects I’ve worked on.
- If you read most of the (infrequent) emails my business sends over the course of a few years but then suddenly mark one as spam a) I’ll know you did that and b) you’ll jeopardize your reputation as a savvy Internet user. Clearly you were interested enough to read some of them. Just don’t be a dick about it. Unsubscribe if you are no longer interested.
And if you are family, it’s just makes you look even worse.
I’m tired of bad “sportsmanship” to use the term more globally. It’s just not that hard to be nice. It’s even easier to not be a jerk; ha, for that, you don’t have to do ANYthing!