[CH] response from Passport

Tue, 2 Jun 1998 18:47:10 EDT

I recieved this today from the scoundrels!
After reviewing their site, I found it to be reasonably useful (if it weren't
for the damn frame issue) for finding some quality sites (not just saying that
because they included mine, mind you:))

I informed them that as long as their frames were not present, that a new
window be opened, I could accept that.  Granted my site is not commercial, or
earning me money in any way (like FireGirl's) , but as it would cost more to
fight things, I decided not to have the link to my page removed.

I agree that these tactics are pretty despicable, and will support Mary in any
way I can, but as for my particular site, it's not worth worrying about.

Flame away!

Jeff The Pepperman

Subj:	 RE: Use of My website
Date:	98-06-02 09:53:32 EDT
From:	EMurray@thepassword.com (Murray, Edward)
To:	pepperman@sizzling.com ('pepperman@sizzling.com')

Dear Jeff

Our magazines are subject specific directories that utilize frames.
Frames provide a structure for the user, a place to come back to so they
don't get "lost" on the Web. 

As for the content we select, we employ a team of editors who search the
Web and bring back what they determine to be the best content on a
specific subject - the content most worthy of a user's time. Experts in
searching, our editors find what the typical user would never find, and
put it all in one convenient place - a Password magazine.

We do not claim to own the content, we simply direct the user to the
content. Most Webmasters welcome the site traffic generated by The
Password (for instance, we generated 800,000 additional page views for
ZDNet in one month alone!). We understand your objection to being
framed, however.

What I propose is this: we continue to link to your site, but without
the use of frames. This would mean that a link and summary would appear
within our frame, but when a user clicks on that link, a new browser
window opens up onto your site.

Of course, we can remove the link entirely, if that is what you decide
you want us to do. Please let us know.


Ed Murray
Editorial Director
Password Internet Publishing Corp.