I don’t know about the rest of you out there, but I’m about ready to commission a voodoo doll directed at the people who run Shelfari. I’m beyond annoyed at the flood of spam that I’ve gotten from people who have me in their address book. And not just one email address, multiple email addresses. And yahoo groups.
Everyone keeps saying that they “checked the wrong box” and let it harvest their address books (and people, if you can’t work out which one to check and which one to not, it’s time to step away from the computer for awhile). I haven’t visited the site and I sure won’t be, but that doesn’t stop me from sending evil thoughts towards Shelfari and those who are having trouble working it. I get enough email in a day, I don’t need to be flooded with messages encouraging me to join Shelfari. Can you tell I’m beyond annoyed? This is ridiculous and the worst thing is, there’s no way to stop them from coming in. I can set up my Outlook to send them directly to junk mail, but my business address also is delivered to my Blackberry. So regardless I get to see them there.