On Wed, 29 Apr 1998, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
If you were to pull your "raise hell" show on one of my lists, I
might muzzle you and LOCK IN your subscription. With a little luck,
you may stumble across a list admin who has a clue and the right
software. Your stunt could easily back-fire.
> You don't seem to understand. And lits admin who is running a
> mailing list that blindly accepts forged subscriptions _is_ `the
> As far as I'm concerned, they are every bit as guilty as the
> net-hooligans who create the forged subscriptions.
> It takes _both_ a net-hooligan _and_ an incompentent/careless list
> admin to create one of these forged subscriptions. Remove either
> one from the equation and these things no longer happen.
Though I might disagree with the wording, most of what you said is
substantially correct. There really is not much excuse for running an
open subscription, *public*, mailing list. Admins who do have open
automatic subscriptions without confirmation are contributing to the
problem. Personally, I will go out of my way to prevent my resources
from being used to abuse someone else.
- murr -