Our own Cockeyed, of cockeyed.com, posted an article on his site about a week ago with his research into Herbalife and his conclusions about Herbalife's sponsorship of street spam. He told me he wasn't ready to post a link here just yet because his site was over its bandwidth allotment for March, but he'd post a link here soon. Of course, now that he's been linked from Slashdot, everyone in the world is trying to read his site. (It's the ever-popular Slashdot effect.) Someone else mentioned the "I AM UGLY LITTER" stickers in Portland, Oregon.
#2. "RE: Slashdot coverage of street spam" In response to Reply # 1
>wow...mentioned on a herbalife link...you people are getting famous...congratulations
Is this the same Signsupporter that started the thread "Your group is barely on radar" in the "Comments/Suggestions" forum less than a week ago, on 6-April-2002? Is this the same Signsupporter that said:
"somewhere, somehow a sign is being taken down, but it has already been replaced by five more somewhere" you take the signs down, they'll come right back up...deal with it
Looks like we're on the radar now...and your five more signs will come down faster than ever. Deal with that. -- Remora Remora@Resourceful.com
#4. "RE: Slashdot coverage of street spam" In response to Reply # 0
Good stuff! The forum on slashdot contains a wealth of information on how Herbaloss recruits new suckers.
I tried to access the cokeyed.com site mentioned on slashdot and the site was gone. If you are in contact with this person, please let them know. And let us know when the site is back online. It might be a good link from the CAUSS website.
#5. "RE: Slashdot coverage of street spam" In response to Reply # 4
>I tried to access the cokeyed.com >site mentioned on slashdot and >the site was gone. >If you are in contact >with this person, please let >them know.
It didn't take any time to slashdot that site. The guy has a monthly bandwidth allotment and the slashdot link put him over that in probably less than 15 minutes. His site is now off line until next month. Bummer.
It's great that the sign problem has received the attention of slash dot. A lot of people see the signs hanging and simply don't know the true story of the scams and illegality behind them. Now that they are aware, these signs will have even shorter lives as more and more people pull them down. Excellent!