I submitted a question to
startups.com in February 2010. In the last month, I've received two unsolicited emails from them. It seems they are abandoning the Q&A aspect of their site and they are trying to advertise their new service.
I'm not going to complain too much about two e-mails, but it did make me wonder if all these newfangled Stack Exchange sites I'm registering for are going to start spamming me. Does Stack Exchange, Inc. place any restrictions on the way its participating sites can use personal information (like e-mail addresses)?
@reemrevnivek claims that http://answers.startups.com/ is an old SE 1.0 site. @mmyers says it is. In my mind, that doesn't change my question or concern. My expectation as a user is that since Stack Overflow doesn't spam me with e-mails that don't pertain to my own activity on the site, other sites that use SE technology (or partnership or however that relationship is defined) won't do it either.