[meta-sig] Re: [meta-sig] RE: [meta-sig] [Fwd: Re: [META-SIG] Switchover to mailman]

Guido van Rossum guido@CNRI.Reston.Va.US
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 13:48:12 -0500

> I do like this solution, but it doesn't exactly fit the situation with
> mailman, where every user does have an email address - that's really
> their account id - but does not necessarily have a real name.  Hmm, i
> guess we could us just the account-name part of the email address if
> we're displaying members in this restricted mode, and the member hasn't
> set their real name.  In fact, when i get a moment i'll implement the
> restricted mode, even before implementing user names, and set the lists
> to use it.  


> That said, i wonder if there's reason to worry about this in the first
> place.  It seems to me that these pages don't present the same kind of
> trolling-spammers opportunity, since they're cgi-bin products, not
> something that can be found automatically by iterating the pages on the
> site.  Wouldn't that already make finding the pages sufficiently
> expensive to prevent the problems people are concerned about, at least
> in the current state of affairs?? 

I suppose the SIG page would eventually have a link to that page (in
fact I wonder why it doesn't yet) which would be a dead giveaway.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)