[Theforum] Responsible public list practices

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Tue May 7 15:20:58 CDT 2002

On Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at 09:11  pm, Miriam Frost wrote:

> With over a thousand e-mails per week going through evolt, I'm not
> kvetching
> (much) about one or two spams that get through - especially as the
> content
> has almost always been stripped (the only one that didn't was that
> Africa
> scam). Does anyone know about the actual percentages of signal to noise?
> I've seen *much* worse get through in other places.

signal:noise doesn't make a damned bit of difference if one objectionable
email gets you fired.

evolt.org owes a duty of care to its members - "Well we could have but
didn't" doesn't really fulfil that.

> Closing the list would not inconvenience me; however, I'd like to hear
> more
> from the other side of the debate before it's settled once and for all.

Yup, some people would need to sub more than one address, and
set some or fewer to 'nomail'. Working out how to operate such a
system shouldn't be beyond the ability of *any* evolt member.

In case it's just too much trouble, I'll do it for any previously used
address used by any current member of thechat.

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