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Re: Let's shut down address@hidden

From: Xavier Maillard
Subject: Re: Let's shut down address@hidden
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 23:18:00 +0100
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   From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
   Cc: Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden>, address@hidden

   > I can see why you might hesitate to _read_ a list with a lot of spam,
   > but why, rationally, would the amount of spam affect your decision to
   > post to the list?  I don't see how it makes any difference.

   It makes no difference indeed in the case where you don't read the list *at
   all* before posting.  But if you select the newsgroup just before posting an
   article (the standard operation AFAIK: it's even usually recommended to
   read a bit of a newsgroup before you post to it), or if you check the
   archive before sending a mail to the mailing-list, then I'd be surprised if
   the spam doesn't turn you off.  I mean: you really have to look for the
   valid articles in order to realize that the group/list is actually
   still alive.

You got the point. In fact I feel like the OP and no longer read this mailing 
Maybe he is right when claiming we should have a moderation on that list since 
the list is practically unusable or useless in that state.

Like the OP, I am voluntering to do so if needed.


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