CLP stats: last 500 posts

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Dec 10 05:28:47 EST 2016

On 12/10/2016 3:13 AM, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:15 pm, DFS wrote:

>> Normally I don't censor, at all.  But the spams are apparently way
>> off-topic, so I'll filter out Subjects containing certain keywords.

python-list is a spam-moderated list. 95+% of spam is filtered out.

> Its not just the Subject, but also the fake Sender. There are at least five
> distinct senders which are (apparently) defamatory messages in Italian.

This person actively evades our filters.

> They're all pretty obvious spam, in all caps, with various email addresses.
> "... MEGLIO ..." <uccipaducci at gmx dot com>
>> The spammer will still be counted,

Why reward someone who actively evades defenses?  If you want to count 
spam, it is mostly missing, at least as far as python-list is concerned.

> comp.lang.python is a mirror of the python-list at python dot org mailing
> list, which has an official web archive:

These slanderous posts, in particular, are hand-removed from the archive 
when they get past the automatic filters.  They are no more part of 
python-list than other spam.

Terry Jan Reedy

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