What sort of reply...etc

What sort of reply...etc

Post by Craig Milo Roger » Wed, 27 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>I agree with Wolfgang.
...
>I am all for restricting this list to unicycling only by registration.

        One of the main problems with a registration-based filter is
the labor to implement and maintain it.  If you and/or Wolfgang are
volunteering to do the work...

        A simpler modification to the Usenet/mailing list gateway
would be to reject any message with additional Usenet newsgroups
attached.  That won't stop commercial spammers or other intentionally
discourteous individuals, but it's likely to filter out (on the
mailing list side, not on the Usenet newsgroup side) postings by
maturity- and cleverness-challenged people who weren't intentionally
sending to our newsgroup, like the last bunch.

                                        Craig Milo Rogers

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Row » Thu, 28 Nov 1996 04:00:00

I agree with Wolfgang.
One of the drawbacks of a medium such as the internet is that it allows
those with more angst than IQ an international forum to indulge in a little
*** of the ego. Whether that be the puerile rantings of an overly
nationalistic blowhard (ref the recent "Bow to the USA...") or the
poisionous obscenities of cowards (like the current pathetic retard), the
medium does not discriminate.
I am all for restricting this list to unicycling only by registration.
Otherwise my next message will be to unsubscribe, as I imagine, would a lot
of others and the list will die a lonely death.
To Gordi - don't give up yet. Remember that most of us are interested in the
trials and tribulations of unicyclists everywhere. The "toerag" is hopefully
one of a very small minority.

Andrew

Canberra
Australia
Andrew Graham-Rowe

Canberra
Australia

 
 
 

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Post by Iain Hibbe » Fri, 29 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am all for restricting this list to unicycling only by registration.
> Otherwise my next message will be to unsubscribe, as I imagine, would a lot
> of others and the list will die a lonely death.

I can only say goodbye, in that case - the list is gated to the newsgroup now,
and when you open a newsgroup, you open up to the good and the bad. You can't
(successfully) turn an unmoderated newsgroup into a moderated one, and 'they'
won't let you try.  (for more than just technical reasons)

Here is a tip though, for all those who are reading this via the mailing-list..
if you switch to reading the newsgroup (rec.sport.unicycling), then when a spam
occurs, it is very likely that it will be cancelled in short order by some
responsible citizen - this means that when you come to read the newsgroup,
you won't see the spam at all.  Unfortunately, by the time the cancel message
goes out, the original message will have been posted to the mailing-list
recipients, and there is no way that anybody can delete a mail message except
you once its been sent to you.

looking at things from an alternative viewpoint, when the newsgroup was opened,
we got lots of extra people posting who had never known that there was a
unicycle mailing-list, so I still think we have gained overall, and will
continue to do so.

education, not censorship is the answer - you don't want to shut these people
up, you want to make them talk sense..  on with the unicycling I say, thats
what I'm here for.

iain