Blue Board: why reveal mail & address of a new outsourcer?
Thread poster: schmurr

schmurr  Identity Verified
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May 4, 2006

Hi Jason,
I wanted to add a new outsourcer to the Blue Board. As my comment will be negative and a discussion in the Italian Forum revealed that this in Italy may lead to a lawsuit, I wonder why it is obligatory to indicate mail & address of the outsourcer: he won't be pleased to see his data revealed on the internet so that anybody may write to him. Isn't it enough if I state his full name and the town?
Thank you!


ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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This has been discussed before... May 5, 2006

I can't find the thread where someone was discussing this (it was in Italian), but here is what it was essentially saying.

Even if it is illegal to give bad reference in Italy, it is NOT illegal to say the truth. As long as you are not being mean in your message and don't show that you are angry, it is technically possible to post such feedback. Just state what happened, for example: "Has been owing $2000 since november. Has not replied to any of my communications so far." And then, just put a rating of 1.

Of course, before doing this, I strongly recommend you find the thread in the Italian forums and read it from beginning to end. If I remember correctly, there even was a lawyer discussing this question, just to tell the person in your situation what they should do and what they should avoid doing.

Good luck!

P.S.: There HAS to be an address in the BB, otherwise, outsourcers can be mistaken for other outsourcers with similar names. It would be quite unfair for a good outsourcer to get bad comments when they didn't do anything wrong - and let the bad outsourcer get away.

[Edited at 2006-05-05 02:45]


schmurr  Identity Verified
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well, postal address is OK, but why the e-mail? May 5, 2006

post adress & name is enough to identify the outsourcer; evil-minded people are too lazy to write a letter and bring it to the post office, whereas an e-mail address is an invitation to write anything quickly and easily; I wouldn't be pleased to see mine published in a negative context.


Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
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Email addresses not shown publicly May 5, 2006

Hi Martin,

Email addresses are not shown publicly in Blue Board records.



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It IS illegal May 5, 2006

Viktoria, according to art. 595 and 596 of the Italian Criminal Code.

We are all thinking of this thread:


schmurr  Identity Verified
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grazie Giuliana, May 5, 2006

so I can go ahead!icon_smile.gif
How are you?


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