False. You used a computer to generate 180 link requests (that's 179 more than 1 request). In this day and age I personally believe your site is very lucky to still be online.
False. By any other name you like, in this day and age the transmission of 180 identical and unrequested email messages is clearly defined as spamming. Offering $1 or $1,000 per link only helps dig your hole that much deeper.