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Subject: Re:Rampant paranoia
From: noise @ io . org
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 07:46:17 -0500
To: mkidd @ apk . net (Monee C. Kidd), List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM

Yeah folks, I think he has a bit of a point. Can you say 'witch-hunt'?

At 5:27 PM on 9/23/96, Monee C. Kidd wrote:
>I initially joined this list because it was a good forum for list owners to
>share ideas on filters, keeping lists on topic, publicizing, etc. Within
>the last few months, however, this list has become a sounding board for
>what appears to be a small minority of people, worried about Spam <tm>.
> snip
>There are a certain amount of risks that come with maintaining a mailing
>list, whether it's closed or open, public or private. We are part of the
>internet's public domain (whether you like it or not). It's like putting
>your business address in the phone book - you need it there, or your
>customers won't know you exist, but you can't possibly expect not to get
>junk mail at some time or another. I am sure some of you have kill files
>and filters half a mile long, trying to prevent any possible evil creeping
>into your lists. For me, it's not necessary. The unwanted posts, bounce or
>get ignored. The invalid addresses, get unsubscribed. Otherwise, I enjoy my
>list, instead of obsessing over who might be trying to exploit it. This
>List-Managers list has turned into a blatent display of obsessive paranoia,
>and it's not interesting anymore. I spend 10 times longer filtering out the
>garbage from here than any potential spammer. As soon as I figure out
>whether this is the correct address I subscribed under, I'll be
>unsubscribing. It's been a fun ride all, but you really do need to lighten

noise @
 io .


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