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Re: Spam: process the web archives?

On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 09:03:01AM -0500, Keith G. Murphy wrote:
> To all the people that replied: sorry, I didn't think before I posted. 
> Or not well; my thought process was: "We can't do that; folks don't want 
> HTML E-mail; wait, this is web-based: images are OK!".  Should have gone 
> one more step.

The best compromise I can think of, both for list and bug archives, is
to display obfuscated addresses unless the user is authenticated
somehow. I can understand people not wanting to have to log in just to
view the archives (c.f. loony setups where you have to create an account
and log in just to report a bug), but what if unauthenticated users got
everything except unobfuscated addresses, and if you did some simple
cookie-based login it was all just as before?

Going off on a slight tangent and looking at it from the BTS' point of
view, I suspect this would be a lot more acceptable if we had bug
subscriptions so that nnnnn@bugs.debian.org reached the submitter and
other random people who've commented too. With the current system it is
*very* useful to be able to cut-and-paste from a web browser straight
into a mailer - I do it all the time.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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