1996-12-24 - Re: Ebonics

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From: Eric Murray <ericm@lne.com>
To: markm@voicenet.com (Mark M.)
Message Hash: f20416879f99f738a5d2fe806dcffcd8caf54f424fc492b6b73350b9b689396e
Message ID: <199612241847.KAA24854@slack.lne.com>
Reply To: <Pine.LNX.3.95.961224125036.581B-100000@gak.voicenet.com>
UTC Datetime: 1996-12-24 18:49:43 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 24 Dec 1996 10:49:43 -0800 (PST)

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From: Eric Murray <ericm@lne.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 1996 10:49:43 -0800 (PST)
To: markm@voicenet.com (Mark M.)
Subject: Re: Ebonics
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.3.95.961224125036.581B-100000@gak.voicenet.com>
Message-ID: <199612241847.KAA24854@slack.lne.com>
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Mark M. writes:
>It's extremely trivial to prevent someone from posting to a mailing list.  The
>fact that John Gilmore has not done this probably means that he doesn't want to
> rather than an inability to do the above.

Short of 1) moderating the list or 2) restricting new subscriptions to the
list, it's almost impossible to prevent someone from posting to a
mailing list.  As soon as you "block" posts from one address, the
determined poster can sign up from another address.  All it takes
is paying money to a few ISPs, or changing his AOL userid.

The determined poster could even grab a subscriber list from the lists's
mailserver, and send his message to each member individually.

Eric Murray  ericm@lne.com  ericm@motorcycle.com  http://www.lne.com/ericm
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