I think the people that promote anything also bear the responsibility of doing so ethically. One bad apple in a basket makes the basket look really terrible. I was TREMENDOUSLY DISSAPPOINTEDthis afternoon to receive comment spam on my blogs for getfirefox.com. If asked, I would have promoted the site free of charge (and as a matter of fact, have done so on many occassions including this one). The author was Nicolegrants Kidman (IP: 22.214.171.124 , quiksurfer1.telkom.net.id). If Asa or anyone else from the Firefox team reads this, I hope that they can take the necessary precautions to make sure that this does not happen. I strongly urge promoters to be really, really careful of their methods.
Maybe I was a little jumpy with my conclusions. This very well could have come from “legitimate” (if there is such a thing) spammers trying to get their details approved and Firefox.com really has no way to control this. A spammer professing to be from firefox, microsoft or any other site might not necessarily be promoting that site but be hiding under the guise.
I apologize for the libel and take it back after some thought. I hope that this spam was really not from or for Firefox.com