Thank you for your feedback.
Unfortunately, many people I have spoken to (including moderators) seem to have never heard of SWAM. I feel that LinkedIn has done a very poor job of making it known. My intention wasn't to be alarmist, but rather let people know that SWAM exists and best-practices on how to avoid it.
I honestly was somewhat surpised when I did some research on SWAM as, quite frankly, until recently I had never heard much about it.
Do you agree that LinkedIn should do a better job at educating users about this policy?