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RE: Ungodly Global Warming

From: Fish <fish@infidels.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 23:19:39 -0700
To: <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000401c03994$8fce9f40$0200a8c0@proteva.family>
Send your abuse reports to:


"Fish" (David B. Trout)

----(sample of my own abuse report, sans original email)----

[This message is being directed to all service providers (including upstream) of
the abuser in question]

To whom it may concern:

Following my signature is a copy of an e-mail (with complete routing headers)
sent to the www-talk e-mail list that I believe is in direct violation of
w3.org's published acceptable use policy.

According to <http://www.w3.org/Mail/Lists.html>, the www-talk e-mail discussion
list is SUPPOSED to be for:

   This is the primary public mailing list for technical discussion
   among those developing World Wide Web software. It is explicitly
   intended for the collaborative design of new systems, software,
   protocols, and documentation which may be useful to the WWW
   developer community. General questions from non-developers
   should go to the newsgroup, and topics relating to HTML should
   go to www-html."

but as you can see, the e-mail below has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with technical
discussion of any www software development issues.

The w3.org policy regarding use of their e-mail discussion lists for
distributing off-topic e-mail (i.e. Spam) can be found at

I would therefore request that you either inform your user/customer to either
abide by the published policies for this discussion list and take whatever
measures are necessary to prevent its reoccurrence, or else terminate the
account in question for reasons of abuse.

Thank you for your kind attention in this matter.


"Fish" (David B. Trout)

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