Some will. I always worry that there’s somebody in the lot just too shy to reply, but otherwise the stack of applicants just grows more confusing.
You HAVE to write that letter. If I denied you, I can still fish you out of the ‘deny’ pond and put you through with power to comment, et al, but I need to hear from you.
I also look somewhat suspiciously at those with usernames that even a linguist can’t pronounce. And I do look up strange sites like wedospam dot com to know where they come from.
But here goes. I ‘denied’ about ten and hope to hear from a few that, yes, they are not bots, so I can pass them on through.
The good side of this is that we just don’t get spam, and I get to spend my energy writing.