1997-01-01 - Re: Anonymous Post Control

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From: lucifer@dhp.com (Anonymous)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 67f605db013471bac2d6fa099d9b0a8e56678768b4d553ac48bcca04bf0b2cd6
Message ID: <199701012225.RAA17460@dhp.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-01-01 22:25:53 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997 14:25:53 -0800 (PST)

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From: lucifer@dhp.com (Anonymous)
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997 14:25:53 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Anonymous Post Control
In-Reply-To: <v02140b0caeef4ce75c72@[]>
Message-ID: <199701012225.RAA17460@dhp.com>
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ph@netcom.com (Peter Hendrickson) writes:

> It's hard to filter anonymous posters.  I want to see what a few
> of them have to say so I can't filter on the remailers.
> If anonymous posters PGP sign their posts, it is still hard to filter
> using a lame filter software such as that which comes to Eudora.

Anonymous users willing to PGP sign their posts could just use a
service like nym.alias.net (mailto:help@nym.alias.net), which even
allows pseudonyms to advertise their PGP keys via finger (slightly
better than the PGP key servers).

When people post anonymously rather than pseudonymously, it is
generally because they don't want a blatant link between all of their
posts (though obviously analysis of writing style is still possible).