Nasty spam challenges

Craig White craigwhite at
Fri Dec 9 13:25:39 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-09 at 21:48 +1030, Tim wrote:
> Mike McCarty:
> >> This has been proposed more than once here; apparently this is
> >> not something the list manager(s) is(are) willing to do.
> Craig White:
> > No - they would rather this all move over to forums instead
> Ugh, I hope not.  Web forums are a monumental timewaster, and become
> totally impractical if you're hoping to stay abreast of events on many
> different things.  I'm on about a dozen different mailing lists, I
> couldn't manage that, at all, if they were web forums.
> If anyone was considering a change, it should be to usenet.  It's the
> ideal mechanism for mass messages.  You've got a plethora of on-line and
> off-line clients with filtering features that just isn't doable with a
> web forum.  Not to mention that, with usenet, there's no need to expose
> an e-mail address to subject you to spam.
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