I just got this rather lengthy and boring spam from someone I have no recollection of ever speaking too
By developers! For developers! This is the motto of a new and innovative social network and collaboration platform for developers called http://www.bettercodes.org. *It=92s Open Source, free of charge, free of advertising and non-commercial. *You receive this invitation because a member of bettercodes.org nominated you.
bettercodes.org aims to engage software developers like you to share ideas and empower them to turn those ideas into code that works. It does so by connecting like-minded developers and enables them to collaborate on anything related to coding. bettercodes.org will enable you to find relevant information easily using powerful search and developer-specific social-networking tools to run and manage your development projects with friends from all over the world =96 nearly 8,000 developers already joined within the last days and weeks. Most importantly we want to make this fun for everyone involved.
We believe in the power of Open Source and the developer community. The first version of the Source Code is released. Therefore the bettercodes.orgproject is also looking for some contributors who are able to contribute new features and functions to our software development environment like code analysis, code visualization, automated bug finders, code review tools, online software testing, etc. We just launched free code hosting based on SVN or GIT.
The vision of bettercodes.org is to someday become the best place for the best developers in the world. So please do take some time to explore http://www.bettercodes.org.
You can use OAuth to sign-in with different credentials like Facebook, Twitter, Odloh, Google, LinkedIn, Open ID, Yahoo, etc=85
Upon checking out the site, and trying to sign up with my Google account I noticed that they were apparently requesting more than just auth from Google:
The bettercodes.org application on your computer is requesting access to your Google Account for the product(s) listed below.
If you grant access, you can revoke access at any time under 'My Account'. The bettercodes.org application will not have access to your password or any other personal information from your Google Account. Learn more
The application that directed you here claims to be "bettercodes.org". We are unable to verify this claim as the application runs on your computer, as opposed to a website. We recommend you deny access unless you trust the application.
Getting an email from a guy I've never heard of, about a site I've never heard of, requesting permissions I've never granted seems like one too many red flags. Has anyone used
bettercodes.org? Does the site have any value? It seems as if some people are reporting that the site is getting email addresses via a github.com bug. I assume the intent here is to get access to my contact list so they can be spammed too?