[OT] spam replies

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Wed Sep 6 02:31:00 GMT 2006


Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> René Berber wrote:
>> Charli Li wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> Please don't quote raw email addresses (aka:
>>> http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR)!  This is an anti-spam
>>> measure used by the Cygwin lists (and probably the rest of sourceware's
>>> lists).
>>>
>>> http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#TOFU
>>>
>>> Could I get a new acronym over here?  PCYMTSTRTFTTCML (Please Configure
>>> Your Mailer To Set The Reply-To Field To The Cygwin Mailing List).
>>
>> What about "Please don't reply to messages if you are not going to answer
>> anything, just add spam to this list".
> 
> Won't that leave the list without any traffic? ;-)
> 
> But seriously, unless you mean this in a rhetorical sense, I don't see any
> practical way of enforcing such a rule.  I can understand the sentiment but
> who's to say what's spam and what's not.  For instance, I myself have been
> accused of as much on this list.  Rightly or not, I cannot say 
> (obviously I'm
> not the best one to judge that ;-) ).  But I think this is just one of 
> those
> little evils that we have to deal with on a one by one basis.  Anything 
> else
> would likely just shut down the list, IMO, as the cries of spam become at
> least as much trouble as the messages now that some majority may consider
> spam.
> 
> On the other hand, PCYMTNSS (Please Configure Your Mailer To Not Send Spam)
> does have a nice ring to it. ;-)
> 

Ugh!  A duplicate message sent in reply to such a thread.  That has to be
spam, right? ;-)  My sincerest of apologies to all!

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