[MUD-Dev] META: Making the list public?

clawrenc at cup.hp.com clawrenc at cup.hp.com
Fri Jul 18 12:00:33 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

In <Pine.BSF.3.96.970718093920.28962A-100000 at roguetrader.com>, on
   at 08:53 AM, Brandon Gillespie <brandon at roguetrader.com> said:

>On Thu, 17 Jul 1997 clawrenc at cup.hp.com wrote:
>> Brandon Gillespie's solution to this for the Cold* lists is to remove
>> all the email addresses from the posted archives.  I don't like that
>> solution -- for one it kills amost all attributions, and for another
>> it renders almost all posts anonymous, removing much of any sense of
>> context.

>Not really.  What it does is change the address from/to:

>      joe at host.site.com
>      ???@host.site.com

Ahh!  I must have mis-remembered then.  Apologies for the aspersion.

>Just for note: everybody I've talked to loves how the archives handle
>names, and I've yet to hear a complaint.  Even in the few cases where
>people's mail name doesn't include their real name, its still signed
>and easy to figure out (go to it and skim them, see how much
>anonymity exists.. http://www.cold.org/info/lists).

Cool.  Will do.

>I can say that if the lists are available on the web without some
>sort of email masking system I will no longer be posting to the list
>(too many email-addr searching engines out there).


I will not be releasing the archives publicing without some sort of
email address masking in place.

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