[Python-Dev] Proposed: change to posting rules for python-dev

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Jan 30 23:41:52 EST 2004

On Fri, Jan 30, 2004, Tim Peters wrote:
> Tim attributes something to Barry:
>> [Barry]
>>> Yes, it was.  I don't remember why it was changed; we were probably
>>> accused of exclusivity.  That's how these things often happen.
> Someone also claiming to be "Barry" retorts:
> [Barry]
>> That wern't me.  I think it was Fred.
> If you scan the headers of "Fred"'s message, you'll find 13 in there.
> That's Barry's secret number, so Barry must have sent it.  Fred's secret
> number is 68, and the headers of this later msg claiming to be from Barry
> contain:
>     Message-Id: <1075514668.1075.375.camel at anthem>
>                          ^^
> QED.  Nevertheless, I agree that the message I attributed to Barry
> *claimed* to have been sent by Fred.  I'm afraid you'll have to work
> harder than that to make a fool of me, guys.

No, they won't.  This is python-dev, not psf-members; we don't care
who's posting here (as long experience with bots proves), only whether
they make sense.  You're not making sense, so your bot needs a tuneup.
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