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Prevention of list spamming?

From: Eric A. Meyer <eam3@po.cwru.edu>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 13:36:07 -0500
Message-Id: <v03102808b0aa039bda83@[129.22.138.152]>
To: www-style@w3.org
   Okay, so it isn't spam in the sense of "unsolicited commercial e-mail".
However, I'm becoming increasingly annoyed by our recent not-quite-guests
(after all, they aren't joining the party, they're just yelling opinions
through the window).  I'll admit it, I'm also miffed that my
questions/comments/addition to CSS2 posts have been apparently buried and
forgotten, and I was hoping for at least SOME feedback, but I can rise
above that.  What's most annoying to me is the decline in our
signal-to-noise ratio.
   Is there any way to combat this-- like maybe configuring the list so
that only subscribers may post to it?  Granted, someone could join, post,
and unsubscribe in one quick shot, but at least that way they'd have to go
to some effort, which would discourage all but the most fanatic, or, dare
we say it, those who are actually interested in style sheets.  Plus, we
wouldn't receive actual spam (MASS EMAIL WORKS!!!) any longer.
   Good idea?  Bad idea?

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Eric A. Meyer  -  eam3@po.cwru.edu  -  http://www.cwru.edu/home/eam3.html
 Hypermedia Systems Manager
 Digital Media Services                http://www.cwru.edu/dms/dms.html
 Case Western Reserve University       http://www.cwru.edu/
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