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Re: [Fwd: False Representation at Google.com]

Glenn Maynard <g_deb@zewt.org> writes:

> On Sat, Sep 06, 2003 at 01:34:32AM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
>> However, pulling that message from the list archives may be a good idea.
>> It's what Ava Driscoll asked for, and the big HTML links sure don't look
>> good on the Debian pages.
> Debian is not in the habit of editing its history (mailing list
> archives).  Don't start down that slope.

So we have to keep the spam?  Is that really part of the history?  (I
suppose that people occasionally reply to spam sent to debian lists,
and some of the resulting conversation is amusing, so perhaps)

However, if we were to remove the spam from the list archives, we
certainly wouldn't want to give the impression that it's being done
because this person asked us to improve his google vanity search.
I seem to remember another case of someone wanting his mailing list
posts purged so that his google vanity search would give the results
he wanted; this person had actually participated in the discussions he
now wished his name removed from, and we rightly told him that he was

So does anyone feel like running spamassassin retroactively over old
mailing list archives, manually checking the results, and coming up
with a list of stuff to wipe out?  Short of an exercise like that, I
guess I can see where removing this spam could be something that would
get pushed later.

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