With the advent of ESN, and in the event the hapless end-user has notifications upon befriending enabled, there is a totally unwanted message sent in the event of a random robot serial adder attempting to promote something, or just make things generally more surreal.
I know that journals who have already been banned won't have the notification show up, but I don't think that promotion journals should be allowed to get away with this anymore.
I complained to all five maintainers of the community that was being promoted. My conversation (http://hcpower.livejournal.com/307604.html?thread=6765460#t6765460) with one of the maintainers of the advertised community went approximately as follows:
Me: "Spam bad! Your bot spam!"
Him: "You can ban it. No problems."
Me: "Notifications! Spam! Bad!"
The offending promotion journal was deleted after this exchange, so yay, but I'd like a clarification on whether this will be allowed to continue in the future. Feel free to take as long as you'd like to debate the issue; I just want a nice equitable solution that allows for random individuals to add for legitimate reasons, but disallows blatant spamming of the sort that passes as "promotion" on places like My$pace.