Looks like I missed some fun at the Scum last night. I immediately popped over here because (sadly enough) I know this is still the only place you can come to discuss current events happening at Rebelscum freely these days.
Personally, the email itself didn't bother me. I don't like spam, but this was a targeted advertisement about an event I plan to attend. That kind of "junk" mail doesn't really annoy me anymore than Google ads on sites I like to frequent.
Now, if Philip had sent us all penis enlargement pill emails, that would be another story.
I don't remember whether or not I ever had the opportunity to "opt out" of whatever mailing list I found myself a part of, but I don't think it makes me Philip's bitch if I am not really bothered by an email about a Star Wars sale I'm going to on Friday night.
So he made a couple of bucks from TRU. Rebelscum has given me more than enough free entertainment in return for that ONE email. On the other hand, was I delighted? Nah. I just wasn't pissed like so many others were. One junk email from a site I've been a member of for 3 years or so is really not that bad.
As for how it was handled after the fact, I thought THAT was the true insult. The email itself didn't bug me, but the "**** you, leave if you don't like it" did.
That was surprising to see.