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Re: Bug#684128: down the memory hole


> Which is to say, that Humpty-Dumpty's remarks are EXACTLY on point,
> especially the part about "neither more nor less."

The Debian bug tracking system is not a place for novels, novelettes or
short stories.  Going on for lots of paragraphs and having your short
story be much longer than the factual contents of your mail means it
runs a larger risk of being classified as spam.

> > I do remember this mail, and I remember thinking "uh, spamassassin
> > missed killing that spam" without reading it all. Only the very end of
> > the mail doesn't look like spam, there's very little probability that
> > a maintainer would have gone that far.
> The common understanding of "spam" is that it is the same thing as
> Unsolicited Commercial Email, that is, it has an AGENDA, it's SELLING
> something, legitimate or (probably) otherwise.

Sure, that was the definition in 1995.  Today, anything that's off-topic
for a given forum is typically called spam.  Whether it's about selling
something or not.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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