[Mailman-Users] Personal Trainer

Dave Melton dmelton at banzuke.com
Sat Mar 31 03:53:38 CEST 2001

Let's develop the analogy here...

An airport security system can be likened to restricting posts 
to list subscribers.  Sure, we all have to stand in line and 
occasionally empty our pockets before we can get on a plane.  
This is a minor inconvenience, but a lot less annoying than 
getting blown out of the sky.

If only subscribers could post to the list, then people would 
have to take the extra two minutes to subscribe before they post
their questions.  They could easily unsub or select nomail after
they get what they need.  This doesn't seem like much of a 
"penalty" to get the great support (for a free product!) that 
this list provides.

While we're on the subject...spammers, hackers and terrorists
should all be shot on sight.

- Dave

On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Phydeaux wrote:

> At 03:29 PM 3/30/2001 -0800, J C Lawrence wrote:
> >Without questioning the boundaries of topic or religion on this one,
> >there's also the argument that allowing spammers to control and
> >alter our behaviour, and thereby granting them that power and
> >influence over us is fundamentally WRONG and that doing so is
> >tantamount to kowtowing to terrorists.
> I think putting bombs on airplanes is WRONG! Allowing terrorists
> to make us scared and control and alter our behaviour, thereby granting
> them power and influence over us is fundamentally WRONG!
> So, we should ignore them and ban all airport security systems
> because that's just part of caving in to the terrorists' demands...
> reb

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