LinkedIn Answers? Or LinkedIn Spammers?

nospam.gifShould’ve seen this coming… no sooner is the very cool LinkedIn Answers up and running than it starts getting hit with spam. No, these aren’t your typical anonymous Viagra hawkers — these are people who still just don’t get the fundamental difference between networking and being an idiot selling. It’s also NOT a way to get a free job listing or post your resume — come on, people — are you really that clueless?!?

LinkedIn will have to do something about this very quickly or the whole thing will be sabotaged. I expect to see “report this question” and “report this answer” links soon.

I’m not going to name names and permanently humiliate some of these people (though I think they deserve it, that’s just not my style), and I’m not going to link to these, because hopefully they’ll be gone soon and the links would be broken. But here’s a sampling — a “wall of shame”, if you will:

Are you looking for a fast efficient and cost effective means of promoting your software products in the UK. We will get you there in a third of the time for half the price.

Are there any non UK companies wishing to start up in UK or Europe?

Are you looking for a career move? If so I am recruiting a “head of architecture” must have Contact centre, CRM, Oracle and Siebel experience. Based in the Northwest UK

Are you looking for a career move?? If so I’m looking for a “Head of Architecture” with contact centre, oracle and sieble experience (yes, TWO from the same guy!)

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE NEXT STEP WITHIN YOUR CAREER? I’M LOOKING FOR A…………… NEW HEAD OF ARCHITECTUTRE! (make that three…and all-caps, no less)

Looking for a senior Contract / Interim / Permanent role where I can add value

a new challenge in the media, entertainment, internet or communication sector

Hi Everyone, I’m looking for some PeopleSoft HR Experts for a permanent position based in Belgium. If you know someone,please let me know

Looking for Application/Middleware Sales Executives for Commercial & Service Industries

Need help with your Staffing Needs in 2007 – let me know how I can help

I certainly hope LinkedIn takes some drastic steps to nip this in the bud.

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