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Re: Spam: process the web archives?

On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 11:29:23PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > Many people on debian-user are very happy to be able to read that list
> > as a newsgroup, in order to avoid having to subscribe to a high-volume
> > list.
> That's a bogus argument. You can also avoid having to subscribe to a
> high-volume list by reading the list archives at lists.debian.org.

... which, let's be frank, is an intensely tedious experience for
regular use.

> Peter Palfrader wote:
> > I think the gate to Usenet is a valuable service.
> Yes, to spammers!
> We should serve our users, not the spammers.

Search debian-user archives for people looking for Usenet gates for
Debian lists, and being pointed to them. It comes up frequently.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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