Does anyone read the email I send? At the bottom of nearly every one I ask that friends and family do not give out my personal email address to web sites or other people. I created the alias email@example.com specifically that reason, because I know all of you just can't live without submitting me to all sorts of things. So please please please use the spam address rather than my real lately-not-so-personal-anymore email address. If you want to give your personal email address to just about anyone, you go right ahead with that, but please don't fuck with my privacy.
And for the rest of you who haven't done this to me, would you please help me think of a suitable but effective method of training the folks who can't be bothered to take into account my privacy? I'd go with breaking kneecaps but I don't think that's legal.