The spam to content ratio of this group

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Wed Apr 1 15:56:47 CEST 2009

On Wed, 01 Apr 2009 06:43:48 -0700, Eric wrote:

> is getting very high. Why aren't captcha's used to prevent all of this
> noise?

/me opens mouth to make sarcastic comment
/me shuts mouth again

That's like saying "There's a lot of oil slicks washing up onto the 
beach. Why don't we put more trashcans by the road to the beach?" What 
good do you think captchas will do on a newsgroup? 

who has noticed that just as Hotmail became the new AOL a few years back, 
now Gmail has become the new Hotmail.

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