Originally posted by Watchdog

Personally I find unsolicited advertising an insult and as an oper on an IRC network I can say that my way of dealing with any advertising = a sudden and instant k:line.

And if you are anything like me, with extreme prejudice and typically for a week or 4.

Spamming on IRC will see a mixed response. Some of your potential customers will do everything in their power and ability to disrupt your efforts at turning a profit, some will laugh at you, some will place you on ignore, some will ban you in some way, some will report you to your provider. All will get very annoyed.