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[RFR] wml://contact.wml (Was: Bug#624698: Make it more obvious that messages to addresses on w.d.o/contact are public and archived)

user www.debian.org@packages.debian.org
usertags 624698 content
owner 624698 david@tilapin.org
tags 624698 patch pending


Le 30/04/2011 14:19, Andrei Popescu a écrit :

> See attached patch to make it more obvious that various contact e-mails 
> are actually mailing lists.

Thanks for this proposition, and for answering to users.

I just edited your patch in order to follow the typography used on this
page (“e-mail”, “mailing list”). I hereby request for a review of these
four lines on dle before including them.

Thanks in advance.



P.-S.: Initial mail for context.

> This bug was inspired by following actual situation:
> * some spammer sends a mail to a debian list, CCd to a lot of innocent 
>   bystanders
> * one of those bystanders finds his e-mail address in the archive and
>   - reports the message as spam
>   - writes to debian-www (as per w.do./contact) to have the mail removed 
>     from the archive, not realizing that debian-www@l.d.o is actually a 
>     mailing list
> Now, because the original mail is spam, there is a chance that it will 
> be eventually removed from the archives. The problem is that the new 
> message is now a legitimate post to debian-www and will not be removed 
> (as per the disclaimer).
> Regards,
> Andrei

Index: english/contact.wml
RCS file: /cvsroot/webwml/webwml/english/contact.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.45
diff -u -r1.45 contact.wml
--- english/contact.wml	3 Feb 2011 21:22:56 -0000	1.45
+++ english/contact.wml	30 Apr 2011 19:17:20 -0000
@@ -5,6 +5,13 @@
 no means inclusive. Please refer to the rest of the web pages for other
 contact methods.</p>
+Please note that most e-mail addresses below represent
+various open mailing lists with public archives.
+Read the <a href="$(HOME)/MailingLists/#disclaimer">\
+disclaimer</a> before sending any messages.
 <p>English language is the common language for communication with Debian
 developers. We therefore ask that initial enquiries to developers be made
 in <strong>English</strong>. If this is not possible, go through

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