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Subject:Re: Restricting Access to TECHWR-L From:powen -at- MAIL -dot- LMI -dot- ORG Date:Tue, 26 Sep 1995 19:28:33 EST
Eric asks that we give our opinion on whether to eliminate spam and
anonymous postings altogether. IMNSHO, and as a target of a recent
anonymous jab, I think we don't get enough anon postings to warrant
filtering these out. I do think writers may occasionally want to ask a
question anonymously for ligitimate reasons. After all, anyone can monitor
this list. What if someone wants to know about tech jobs in their area so
they can quit theirs, and his or her boss is a member? I think anon
postings are generally annoying and written by weenies. However,
unfortunately, I don't know of any method to quash unwanted, obnoxious
opinions from masked mailers without doing away with an avenue for those
who need to get info discretely. As for spam, spam, spam, spam - I never
liked the stuff, even fried, and I'd like to filter it out, if possible.
8-} (Who was that masked spam?)
Nighthawk1 -at- aol -dot- com, or powen -at- lmi -dot- org