[Sca-Cooks] dazed and confused

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Tue Jul 24 19:18:29 PDT 2007

The addresses in the archives have been rendered into text format to 
preclude easy collection by web agents.  You'll get more spam by joining a 
Yahoo group than you will from the SCA-Cooks archives.  It doesn't prevent 
humint collection, but passing it by is more cost effective for spammers.


> Yes, I think it does legitimately raise such questions. However, had
> I been aware of this "feature", *I* would have recommended to the
> list administrators that they disable this public access. And the
> reason has nothing to do with any of the possible reasons I've seen
> mentioned so far. If an individual can easily access those archives,
> so can a spam robot. Such a robot can then harvest all those email
> addresses and then sell them to unscrupulous fiends who send out all
> the spam email, we all get way too much of. I think it is unfortunate
> that we can only execute those ... vandals. Oh, we can't? I think the
> laws should be changed. See my punishments-msg file in the
> Florilegium for more appropriate punishments than simple execution.
> Stefan

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