Are spams on comp.lang.python a major nuisance?
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Sep 26 22:59:09 CEST 2008
> I guess you just filter mailing lists and can do nothing about the
> newsgroup if I'm fetching via the nntp server of my ISP itself, right?
I am reading via gmane.comp.python.general, so I will benefit from
filtering spam posted to c.l.p. Anyone with a news reader can do the
same. Just make a news.gmane.org account with standard port setting.
Works fine with OE and now Tbird. I believe posts to gmane are sent to
the mailing list first, before appearing even on gmane.
> - I'm annoyed by any spam.
Ditto. I would say 'nuisance' rather than 'major nuisance'.
Improvements are appreciated here.
> It's tough to find good rules, but the incoming spams that I see
> currently on comp.lang.python have certain criteas.
> - most email addresses from gmail.
> - all never posted before and then they have multiple posts within a few
> minutes / seconds
> - the posts always contain one or more urls ( mostly cryptic names )
> - they always start a thread but never reply to one
> - the post doesn't contain python code or anything which looks only
> vaguely like source code
> - never mentions the word python
> - the amount of sexual or financial vocabulary exceeds classical python
Pretty good list.
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