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Re: in case you missed this from ponik

On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, Walter Reed wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 05, 2002 at 03:05:46AM +0200, Joris wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 04 June 2002 07:37 pm, David Wright wrote:
> > > b) disallow posting from unconfirmed addresses; if ponik@prover.sk
> > > wasn't subscribed, how could he post?
> > 

I would just like to point out the legal saying that "big cases make bad
law."  We're all irritated by one moron's behavior; that's not necessarily
an argument for significant technical or policy changes.  By all
indications he's gone, and in any case by the end of the day no fewer than
four distinct solutions to his violations were posted.  Is there evidence
that this is a more general problem?

Frankly, from my own observation, the more general problem is people who
can't grasp the concept of a listmaster, so send messages with
"unsubscribe" to the list. That seems easily soluble with a simple script.


Andrew J Perrin - http://www.unc.edu/~aperrin
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
clists@perrin.socsci.unc.edu * andrew_perrin (at) unc.edu

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