Ethan Blanton elb at pidgin.im
Wed Jan 2 10:23:57 EST 2008

Vanco, Don spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Seriously mods - how long is this crap going to continue?

Seriously kids - how many replies to spam are you going to send?

I have one more reply to spam in my inbox than I have spams on this
list. My filters may have caught some spams, but either way, that's

As you may or may not be aware, it is a string of holidays around the
world -- Hannukah, Christmas, the New Year, and then Orthodox
Christmas.  Many of the developers and moderators have family and
friends and would like to spend some time with them.  I am personally
one of the two people who process spam on this list, and I am out of
the country and largely disconnected for two weeks visiting in-laws in
Russia.  The other person is getting married this month and is
understandably busy.  I became aware of the spams on this list this
afternoon (GMT+5), but could not process them -- I am doing so now.

I know that the people who send replies to spam to mailing lists think
that they are being very clever, but it just annoys the rest of us,
even those who have to fix the problem.  Please refrain in the future.
It doesn't make the problem better.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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