What does OP actually mean?
I guess it means the person who posted the message in some way.
If this person has no affiliation with the company and stated that in
his post then would you consider that his post was not spam?
It could also be taken by your reply that if he had said that in
someway he is associated with the company in his message, then in your
eyes, that would not had made his message spam?
Is not Spam the same a junk mail? Off subject - and not wanted?
I have visted the site, read the Blogs and have registered for a free
copy! It's CAD related and of interest to me. I would not call it
( for the record I have no affiliation with the X-CAD people whome
ever they are )
That's certainly a Netiquette/discussion group rule transgression
that is common in spam messages, but that doesn't make it spam.
Original Poster, person who wrote the first message in a thread. Or
if used in a slightly different context referring to a written
message, OP is Original Post, the first message in a thread.
Dare I admit to have also registered, in response to a similar
post on another CAD group (I gave an email address which spammers
already have). But he's right, it's spam. The OP sees Usenet as a
write-only medium for his own advertising purposes (doesn't matter
than he's not asking for money, a political or religious message to
a.c.a would also be spam), rather than the discussion medium that most
newsgroups (such as this one) are. A total of six messages have been
posted using that email address, ALL of them promoting that website
and the free CAD program giveaway:
or if the above link breaks: