Re: Time to forbid non-subscribers from posting to the list?

From: Lee Revell
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 16:23:03 EST

On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 21:16 +0200, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 03:39:16PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Ar Maw, 2006-08-08 am 13:23 +0200, ysgrifennodd Andi Kleen:
> > > You would make bug reports impossible from normal people who
> > > don't want to subscribe fully. It would totally wreck the
> > > development model.
> >
> > Only if applied without imagination.
> >
> > Tag subject lines from non subscribes with [nonsub] and everyone can
> > then decide for themselves.
> This looks like a very clever yet simple idea (if easy to implement at all) !
> While I have no anti-spam and am not annoyed at all by the low spam rate on
> LKML, I think this would make my cleaning operations even more effective.

That would mean 8 fewer characters of useful information visible in the
subject line.

The spam ratio on LKML is so low that I think this cure would be worse
than the disease. Why can't the minority of LKML readers who have
absolutely zero tolerance for spam just filter locally?


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