Are spams on comp.lang.python a major nuisance?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Sep 27 14:28:56 CEST 2008

2008/9/27 Aaron Castironpi Brady <castironpi at>:
>> I think in June and July they were selling watches a lot which I
>> haven't noticed recently.
> Gucci 104 G-Bandeau Watches - Gucci Watches Discount Rolex Oyster
> Perpetual Lady Datejust Pearlmaster 18kt Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies
> Watch 80318C
> Cartier Must 21 Watches - Cartier Watches Discount
> I speak too soon.

If we start blocking users who have no previous posts and then post
many new messages at once, then we wll just push the spammers to forge
active list users and reply to threads. That would be a worse
situation then we are in now. I say leave well enough alone.

Read about the Brain Blood Barrier
( for an example in
nature where although a method to stop an attacker exists, it is not
overused to prevent the attacker from becoming more powerful.

Dotan Cohen


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