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Re: High level of queries about validation, whatsapp and bb code.

From: Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:39:06 -0500
Message-ID: <CAO1P-kB82A=mok3bQAt8jb7jVqWiruPTVssmSvhrMqtUayZ_RQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Oh, excellent, David. Never crossed my own mind to pipe up and suggest
similar as I "dealt" with these here in my own box. The originators'
intent is 100% transparent. It's solely about getting click through
quantities that are probably then used to resell the proffered

Monitor and purge is exactly what they do over at Debian.org user
lists. They have a permanent feature in their online archives where
surfers can click a button claiming something is spammy. Surfers don't
even have to be a member of any mailing lists to help with that task.
After so many clicks that serve as recommendations for removal,
apparently list moderators do then review and make the decision
whether to purge permanently based on each individual email's

Again, great idea! Best wishes to all!

Cindy Sue :)

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Cindy-Sue Causey
Backyard Pishing (Birding)
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

On 1/7/15, David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk> wrote:
> Over the last few months there has been a pattern of questions of the
> mailing list which boil down to "Here are some links mentioning
> whatsapp, I'm using BB Code, the HTML is invalid, what should I do?".
> The pattern is looking rather spammy so I searched for the URLs on
> Google and found them turning up in queries to bug trackers and in
> comment spam.
> Should they be filtered out of incoming email and purged from the list
> archives?
> --
> David Dorward
> http://dorward.co.uk/
Received on Wednesday, 7 January 2015 18:39:33 UTC

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