In posting a message to agora-business with the subject
"Maximize your website's traffic!", Steve committed the Crime of
Misrepresentation by stating, on or around lines 138-155 of the
body of the message,
"Here's a sampling of some results we've acheived for
previous clients. (These examples are for competitive
keywords--not just obscure words on which no one is
<> 6 top-10 rankings on Infoseek for different relevant
<> 18 top-10 rankings across the major search engines
<> 3 top-10 rankings on Alta Vista for one keyword
<> 16 total *number one* rankings
<> 40 top-30 rankings, spread across the different engines.
<> 1 to 2 hits per week increased to 500 per day
<> 45,000 hits per month grew to 108,000."
Called by: Chuck
Eligible: Oerjan, Blob, Murphy, Peekee, Vlad, Kolja A.,
elJefe, Michael, Morendil, Elysion, Crito,
Had their turn: -
Already served: -
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Called by Chuck: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 01:07:45 0500
Assigned to Oerjan: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 10:04:20 +0200
Judged FALSE by Oerjan: Mon, 3 May 1999 20:47:06 +0200
Judgement published: as of this message
I judge FALSE.
I have been persuaded by Steve's defense argument to this charge;
since the message (and in particular the quoted part) was presented
as spam, the hype inside would not be trusted by a reasonable person
and so should not be considered to have been presented as correct.
I am not sure whether this could even be extended to the CFJ
regarding the From: header; It is fairly well known that unless a
spam requests business replies (which does not include remove
replies) by reply email, then the From: header is highly likely to be
fake as well.
Steve knows that neither he, nor any "we" which might reasonably
include Steve, has not achieved such results with web pages.
Evidence attached by the Caller: