[SpamCop-List] Re: Spamcop. An agent for spammers.
nobody at spamcop.net
Thu Feb 27 09:06:39 EST 2003
"Godwin Stewart" <nobody at spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:20030227140749.66625baf.nobody at spamcop.net...
> The internet (that includes usenet) is not what it used to be even only a
> few years ago, not by a long chalk. Unless they're unknown, unmoderated
> zones are now _systematically_ abused. Furthermore, the abusive content is
> almost always coming from networks which couldn't give a rat's arse about
> spam control. >
> Netiquette does work, even in usenet, but only if people abide by it. And
> since those who don't are becoming more and more numerous, I think we now
> have to place a little less faith in mankind because it has shown us it
> doesn't deserve that faith, and a little more in spam filters.
Well, I was talking only about the spamcop ng, since I don't have any
experience worth recounting on any other.
There are three things that have been done recently (because of the reasons
you state, besides new users who don't understand): one, is to prevent spam;
two, is to prevent HTML; and three, is to make people sign up for the
mailing list. You see, the newsgroups are also mailing lists which is why
sometimes things don't thread properly.
And Miss Manners says that if people are rude, the polite response is the
"cut direct" and blocking is the Internet equivalent. Filters are no good
except as a kind of butler. Miss Manners doesn't advocate that polite
people do nothing if others are rude. She just insists that whatever action
is taken is polite. IMHO, many of her suggestions are more effective than
the rude ones.
Miss Betsy, an almost new spamcop user
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