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The ancient email phrasing is "Spam is about consent, not content."

Having said that, you do make a very good point.

If a bot could find things I like, and put it in a sensible pinboard, then I'd probably follow it.

I don't care about Pinboard skimlinking any affiliate links, even ones I'm using. (another post in this thread explained how bots would avoid that limitation with redirects.)

I do mind, a little bit, if a bot owner is making hundreds of dollars a day by manipulating flaws in Pinterest, because arms-racing could make Pinterest much less useful.

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