Re: lists.debian.org vs google groups
Matthew R. Dempsky wrote:
On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 09:28:59AM +0100, Doofus wrote:
I'll never accept this reasoning. To my mind it takes openness to a
level that just causes unnecessary grief for many legitimate users.
What unnecessary grief?
Take a look through the debian-user archive for March 2006. Count how
many spam messages actually hit the list.
Yes, I did that with Pacsal's help (see below), and take your point. The
absolute numbers of unblocked spams makes it difficult for anyone to
whine about it too much. No spam at all would be even better though, and
I still haven't read a reasoned case for leaving the list open for
posting to The World, subscribed or not.
Then compare that to how many messages were spent responding to (and
even translating) the occasional spam, arguing whether fruit is on
topic, redundantly discussing about petsupermarket, misdirected
unsubscribe emails, and incessent whining about the openness of the
I take your point here too; none of these disussions have much to do
with debian. I just needed some honest and accurate figures really.
Maybe an automated monthly post summarising the number of posts received
/ number of spams blocked / number of spams passed through would serve
to squash threads like this before they begin.
I wouldn't equate this thread to the fruit and vegetable thing. I found
that pathetic to the point of embarassment, but we're all different I