Double Irony! (was Re: [linux-elitists] ruben's stupid filter)
Sun Mar 24 09:54:58 PST 2002
Shawn McMahon wrote:
> begin quoting what Rusty Foster said on Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 12:04:26PM -0500:
> > SPAMASSASSIN TRIGGER LINE!!! VISIT THIS HOT SITE!!!
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> I share your distaste for the auto-challenge people, but I'm really
> curious about this.
> Why would you want to make it harder for people to do spam filtering?
> Isn't that the solution that impacts you the least?
> I can't think of any logical reason for doing that unless you're in favor
> of spam and think it's wrong to not read it. Obviously I'm missing something,
> so please help me out here.
That trigger line was just for my own amusement. Did it catch anyone?
I guess if I were to stretch for a point, it would be that if you start
trusting machines to actively mediate your communication according to
preset rules, you are deliberately blinding yourself. Consider the risk
as well as the reward.
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