Don Marti

Sun 17 Apr 2005 08:33:51 PM PDT

Any mailing list that munges addresses

in its archives is a list that I unsubscribe from.

In a free society I am happy to walk down the street without being grabbed and detained by somebody trying to sell me something. That's because we enforce our community standards by social conventions and if necessary by punishing the people who interfere with our right to use the public street -- not because we hide in our BASEMENTS all the time because we're AFRAID to go out.

You want to hide from spammers, to say out loud on the web, "I am hiding from people who abuse the network, because I believe network abuse is the norm, and I can't do anything about it" go ahead and do it on your own site. But some of us want to maintain an open public forum.