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Re: Prevention of list spamming?

From: Aaron Prohaska <tprohas@tucson.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 17:14:57 -0700
Message-ID: <3484A481.6928363E@tucson.com>
To: "Eric A. Meyer" <eam3@po.cwru.edu>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Deffinately A good idea! I don't post to this group very, but I hate
seeing the spam.
Aaron Prohaska

Eric A. Meyer wrote:

>    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?
> --
> 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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