[linux-elitists] Spam filters

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Mar 27 22:50:46 PDT 2009

Quoting Matthew Palmer (mpalmer at hezmatt.org):

> Where did I call Gerald an idiot?

That would be about the time you fired that verbose broadside on the
assumption he was _literally_ intending to claim that reputation systems
are a standalone spam panacea, and launched a tedious and apparently
extremely well-rehearsed tirade on the implicit assumption that he's
really that stupid.  Whereas, anyone with a minimal sense of decorum but
somehow in doubt (if context-impaired by Asperger's, say) would have at
least asked "Gerald, you aren't _really_ claiming that reputation
systems are a one-stop cure-all, did you; you just meant they're the
key _additional_ piece, right?"

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