Re: IMPORTANT BUSINESS TRANSACTION FOR YOU PLEASE READ AND REPLY!!!!!!
On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 11:05:56AM -0500, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 11:57:30AM -0400, steve wrote:
> > can the moderator please remove this idiot from the list?? Ive been
> > getting this junk no less than ten times a day for lord knows how long.
> Debian-user is an open list which can be posted to by anyone, whether a
> list member or not. The spammer(s) in question is most likely not
> subscribed to the list and, therefore, cannot be removed from it. Even
> if he is a subscriber and was removed, he'd still be able to post
> messages to the list.
> D-u gets occasional waves of heavy spamming as some new technique is
> developed by the spammers which allows their crap to elude the list's
> spam filters, but it's generally a short-term issue and solved within a
> day or two by an update to the list's filter rules.
> (And, in an attempt to head off the inevitable "close the list and only
> allow subscribers to post" suggestions, this is something which Debian
> policy does not allow for, as it would make it more difficult for new
> Debian users to get help with their problems. Aside from the barrier to
Yeah, but it makes it more difficult for new Debian users to get
answers to their problems if you *also* have reply to list as Policy. In
fact, the more I think about it, the more illogical it seems.
If you are not subscribed, ask to be CC'd as the Policy of this list is
to reply to the list only.