On Fri, 16 Jan 2004, Russell Cattelan wrote:
> This is a pointless discussion.
> The list does not restrict posting to subscribed uses
> on purpose, since we want people with problems to contact
> us with having to subscribe to list they may not want to be on.
> No spam filter is 100% and yes a few more got through the other night
> due to the fact that spamd died.
> If you send one more message to the list on this, I will
> remove you from the list and block your mailer from sending anymore
> mail to oss.sgi.com.
> Sorry to sound harsh but I spend way to much of my free time trying
> to keep oss.sgi.com as spam free as possible.
No need, I've already sent the command to unsubscribe. The irony is that for
all of your attempts to keep the list spam-free, one simple change could make
it that much more effective. And there's plenty of ways to provide off-list
e-mailers from providing feedback. Like the on-line bug management system.
Like an off-list bug address. Or even a web-based form. All of which could
be moderated before sending out up-teen copies of spam that slips past your
From the moment I broached the subject your first reply was a very sarcastic
jackass-like response. Rather than explaining what happened (spamd died) or
your rationale for an open list, you started a flame war. Right from the
annals of bofh.
I'm gone, and glad to be so.
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