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Re: OT: spam in this newsgroup


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: OT: spam in this newsgroup
Date: 13 May 2002 06:54:08 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "e" == elf  <address@hidden> writes:

e>         Please write in English, because the Emacs maintainers do not
e>         have translators to read other languages for them.

e> To address your concerns, then, any subject-line that is entirely
e> non-latin-1 (?)  can be considered spam.

OK, but it must be entirely... however, I think that even if I say
Subject: mule: I think ○ should be listed under ling2
The whole contents of the subject might become encoded even if there's
only one Chinese char...

>>>>> "R" == Ralf Fassel <address@hidden> writes:

R> I see _lots_ of posts in this group containing `unusual' charsets like
R>     Content-Type: text/html; charset="ks_c_5601-1987"
R> and since I'm not fluent in far-east, I wonder whether these are
R> people from Korea posting genuine emacs-related questions in their own

Actually it only takes about two hours to master the Korean alphabet,
and one can then even make out words like Kleenex spelled in Korean. 

R> language or whether this is plain spam.  I don't see that much of it
R> in other (even emacs-related) groups, how come g.e.b. is swamped by
R> this?  Again, I don't mean to offend anybody, and if I'm just being
R> ignorant about the world opening up, please forgive me ;-)

yes, Korean Kleenex has little to do with emacs.  Actually I would
like folks to find better spam triggers than going the charset
direction or country of origin type direction, as one day a real user
will get his first bug "whitywalled" and never touch emacs again:  Joe
from Asia's first emacs bug report somehow triggers a spam filter, Ah,
Joe says "Oh, so I come from the land of spam [ISPs], fine, sorry to
unfreshen your air, it won't happen again".
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