Category Archives: Cartooney

What happened to Scholarly Open Access?

It has been reported on Twitter by many and gloated over by the anonymous dweebs opposing this work. No further notice has been seen yet. This is likely a cartooney that Dr Beall is taking very seriously – we hope the interruption is temporary only. In the meantime, the Internet Archive has snapshots of the site before the recent events, most recently from Dec 30, 2016.

We wish Dr Beall all the best and for the service to be restored as soon as possible.

HotCampus

A while back, somebody who is not related to us noticed HotCampus.

A few days later, it arrived at a participating university. Professor figures it is spam, because he/she/it has never heard of HotCampus or signed up. Given that HotCampus only started operations roughly two months ago, it’s not altogether surprising.
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AccuraScience upping the ante with their cartooney efforts

From: CloudFlare <[email protected]>
Date: 2015-07-10 20:28 GMT+00:00
Subject: [31-8958-222]: CloudFlare received an abuse report regarding your site.

CloudFlare received an abuse report regarding:

scientificspam.net

Below is the report we received:

Reporter’s Name: Tina Wright
Reporter’s Email Address: [email protected]
Reporter’s Title: DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Reporter’s Company Name: ACCURASCIENCE, LLC
Reporter’s Telephone Number: 5152781558
Reported URLs:
http://www.scientificspam.net/?p=55#more-55
Reported Source IPs: {69.163.147.115,104.28.4.2}
Logs or Evidence of Abuse:

1. ILLEGAL PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE NAME

2. LINKING OUR WEBSITE TO THEIR “CLAIM” ON OUR BUSINESS FOR DEFAMATORY/LIBEL PURPOSES (UNAUTHORIZED)

3. PUBLISHING WITHOUT AUTHORITY: SPECIFICALLY INFORMED THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO USE OUR COMMUNICATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF THEIR PUBLIC WEBSITE:

4.CONTINUED TO PUBLISH CONTENT IN PERSONAL EMAIL AFTER AFTER WE PROTESTED
Comments: This person (identifying themselves as Rocket.Scientist) is trying to claim their rights by taking it upon themselves to stop all alleged spam in the scientific world by individually defaming our business and many others that utilize email marketing. Not only is this damaging to our reputation but the lost revenue from their actions is an issue we will not stand for. Please do the right thing and provide the information as well as shut down this ridiculous scam.

We well and truly believe that if there were any validation to their claims they would have no problem providing their information but for unknown reasons are not willing to stand behind their claims with the own identification. If we do not receive a response in 7 days we will be forced to take further action. Any necessary documentation as proof of their actions needed in this investigation we will readily provide.

We have provided the name of your hosting provider to the reporter. Additionally, we have forwarded this report to your hosting provider as well.

Regards,

CloudFlare Abuse

LISTED: AccuraScience

AccuraScience at 75.160.38.26/31 is listed… and cartooneyed us!

The following gems were posted by Justin Li:

Dear Rocket.scientist,

I have made my points abundantly clear and have no intent to conduct further discussion with you.

Consider yourself warned, however. If the activity of your organization results in financial loss of profit of a legitimate commercial entity conducting legal business, your organization and the individuals responsible will be sued in court.

Regards,

Justin Li

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