[MUD-Dev] Off topic! But please help

Marian Griffith gryphon at iaehv.nl
Wed Jun 10 19:43:33 New Zealand Standard Time 1998

Hello everybody,

I know this is off topic for the list but I do not know anybody else who
I can ask so please forgive me.

Yesterday I got the following email  and I was wondering if anybody here
knew anything about this. What am I to think about this and perhaps some
even can tell me if I should take them seriously or just consider them a
joke or a compliment to my website?  I am not so good  with this kind of
things and you hear a lot about frauds and scams on the internet.  Would
it be save for me to visit their website?

Please answer me directly and thanks in advance.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 15:36:57 -0400
From: Steve Gevurtz <steveg at mail.miningco.com>
To: gryphon at iaehv.nl
Subject: saw your web site...


I just visited your Web site. I really enjoyed your work, and that's why
I'm writing to you today. 

The Mining Co., has an opportunity that I hope will interest you. We're
looking for someone with expertise to run our Multi-User Role Playing Games
site, pointing people to the best Internet resources and leading a growing
on-line community, and we're hoping you'll consider applying for the

The Mining Co. (see us at http://miningco.com) is the largest consistent
network of special-interest sites run by people, not machines. Our goal is
to rescue consumers frustrated by search engines, useless links and
"information overload." We aim to help people find what they want and trust
what they find, within the context of a community of people who share their
interests. We currently have over 600 live guides running Web sites that
cover a huge variety of topics and draw visitors from all over the world. 

Guides are independent contractors(part-time work load) who share in the
income generated through advertising on the sites and participate in other
revenue opportunities, including a partnership with Amazon.com. We have
other partnership and distribution deals with access providers like
Netscape, EarthLink, NETCOM, AT&T WorldNet; other networks like MSN; and
services like PointCast and PlanetDirect, all driving traffic to The Mining
Co. (Plus the all the traffic from search engines, like Infoseek). 

To learn what it takes to be a Mining Company Guide and obtain application
information and templates, please visit http://beaguide.miningco.com For
more about the people and concepts behind The Mining Co. see

If you aren't in a position to apply to run the site yourself, please feel
free to recommend a friend or colleague with expertise, passion, and basic
HTML skills. And please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. We
are contacting many people we think are qualified and who might be
interested so if you are interested it is best to apply as soon as you can
before someone else gets there first.

Thanks for your time -- hope to see your application soon. 

Best wishes,

Steve Gevurtz
The Mining Co.


Yes - at last - You. I Choose you. Out of all the world,
out of all the seeking, I have found you, young sister of
my heart! You are mine and I am yours - and never again
will there be loneliness ...

Rolan Choosing Talia,
Arrows of the Queen, by Mercedes Lackey

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