[linux-elitists] Haha, SpamCop lists Debian

Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
Wed Jul 3 12:45:00 PDT 2002

On 3 Jul 2002, Ron Guerin wrote:

> Well, it's not SpamCop that's awesomely clueless.  It's the SpamCop
> _users_ that are in desperate need of a clue.  Debian got listed because
> some dimwit on the Debian lists submitted them as a spam source.

No, it's SpamCop('s designers) that are clueless. Anyone knowing human
nature knows that users are dumb, malicious, or both. Spam blocking is
intrinsically fraught with danger, since holding hands (not yet kissing)  
to censorship. If such tools become widespread, and there is no
prestige-based ranking abuse is bound to happen.

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