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

From: Kyle Moffett
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 17:21:19 EST

On Aug 08, 2006, at 16:25:16, Lee Revell wrote:
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?

Given the volume of valid email on the LKML it took me all of 3 days to get a fresh install of my mail client's bayes filter trained to a <5% false negative rate and a <0.5% false positive rate. Theoretically a similarly tuned bayes filter on vger with a web- interface for people to vote on spamminess would allow us to fix any remaining problems; but the spam levels are so low already; why bother?

Kyle Moffett

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