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Re: Name and address removal

From: John Colby <john@colby.evesham.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 21:08:12 +0100
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To: www-validator@w3.org

At 12:13 30/03/2003 -0500, you wrote:

>How can I remove my name and email from previous threads in the archive? 
>I'm an Internet security freak and hate when my name or email show up in 
>google, etc. because of the w3 archive.
>I found my email in two places when I search for it on google both from 
>the w3 archive.

And many more for matar84 on other lists.

The guidelines at http://www.w3.org/Mail/Archives state -

Archives of public mailing lists. Note: Comments that you send to these 
lists are archived and visible to the public.

Clicking on one of the help files 
athttp://www.w3.org/Help/Webmaster.html#fix produces:

3. Change this information / fix this link

If you are requesting a change or fix to some information on the W3C Web 
site, then the W3C Webmaster is the right person to contact. Please be very 
specific about what page you are referring to and what you want done. There 
are several thousand pages currently in the W3C Web space.

Question: This page looks broken. Could you fix it please? Answer: I'd be 
glad to fix it, but you need to send the exact URL of the page you were 
trying to access, and what behavior you found to be a problem. You can do 
that by using our broken link report tool.

Question: Please fix this link -- http://www.example.com/foo/something.html
Answer: I'm sorry, but we're unable to fix any links which aren't from the 
W3C Web site -- i.e. originating from http://www.w3.org. Please contact the 
example.com webmaster either at webmaster@example.com or from a link of the 
example.com home page.

Where to send requests

If you have a comment about our Web site, please write to 
site-comments@w3.org. This is a publicly archived mailing list.

To request fixes, please write to web-human@w3.org.

The vary nature of W3 is that it _is_ public. However fixing a link on a 
public list is up to the webmaster and may well disrupt the flow of the 
list. The public nature of this list is made clear when anyone joins, and I 
can only suggest you try the webmaster with this request.

John Colby

Lecturer, School of Computing, Faculty of Computing, Information and English
F328a Feeney Building,  University of Central England, Franchise Street
Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU phone +44 (0)121 331 6937
Received on Sunday, 30 March 2003 15:13:25 UTC

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