Solution Coming Re: Fedora Community: Under threat?
mattdm at mattdm.org
Sun Feb 6 16:44:57 UTC 2005
On Sun, Feb 06, 2005 at 07:55:16AM +0000, THUFIR HAWAT wrote:
> this is absolutely the crux of the issue; the quantity of this list itself
> is spam.
There's a *lot* of signal here, and there's very little *actual* spam. On an
open usenet group, *actual* spam is inevitable.
> you haven't established that enforcement of the "be nice" policy is
> required, though. there're plenty of technical news groups which are alive
> and well; their existence serves as a counter example that "be nice" has
> to be enforcable.
That's merely an example. Another could be "post with your real name".
> ok, let's work from the premise that the "be nice" policy (good choice of
> words) has to be enforcable. is enforcement compatible with nntp, or, can
> it be made compatible? even if they're they're incompatible, to not use
> nntp is to throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Oh, I'm *all for* using nntp. (See my earlier message.) I just think it'd be
better on a private server, with a nice web interface for those who want it.
Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org <http://www.mattdm.org/>
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