Spam from gmail (Was: fascism)

Chris Colbert sccolbert at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 00:36:48 CET 2010


this image is appropriate:

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On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Daniel Fetchinson <
fetchinson at googlemail.com> wrote:

> >> >> Is it just me or has the spew from gmail on this list radically
> >> >> increased in the last week?  Anyone else considering blocking all
> gmail
> >> >> posts to this list?
> >> >
> >> > I did that a long time ago for all of the Usenet groups I read
> >> > and all but one of the mailing lists I read.
> >>
> >> Wait, I misread the posting.  I block everything from
> >> google.groups, not everything from gmail.
> >
> > Yes, I did that a long time ago as well.  But now there seems to be
> > more and more actual spam coming from gmail.com itself.  It may just be
> > a minor blip on the spam graph but I'm keeping my eye on it.
> >
> > Most mailing lists that I am on are pretty good at filtering spam
> > before it gets to the list.  The only spam I ever see on my NetBSD
> > lists are the ones that I moderate and I block them before anyone else
> > sees them.  A little more pain for me in return for a lot less pain for
> > everyone else.  I guess that's not possible on a list that is gatewayed
> > to UseNet like this one is.
> >
> > Hmm.  I wonder if all the spam is coming from the NG side.  I'll have
> > to look at that.  One of the reasons that I stopped reading UseNet over
> > ten years ago was because of the diminishinig S/N ratio.  I have always
> > felt that it was a mistake to gateway this group.
>
> And this has to do with python programming in what way?
>
> You, sir, are incredibly funny :)
>
> Just 5 minutes ago you declared in a nearby thread that
>
> > It isn't about the Python programming language so it is off topic.  So
> > what if some members have an interest?  We have interest in a lot of
> > things.  We all have interest in the hardware that our programs run on
> > but questions about hardware are also off topic.
> >
> > Perhaps you don't quite grasp the point of topical discussion groups.
> > They are a way of letting individuals decide for themselves what kind
> > of discussions they want to be involved in.  By spamming the group this
> > way you take away that freedom of choice.  It's ironic when it is done
> > in the name of freedom.
>
> Touche!
>
> Cheers,
> Daniel
>
>
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