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From: john s smolowe <johnssmolowe at pacbell.net> on 2007.06.28 at 20:54:52(15893)
2 requests:

1) folks, when you post, can you please only quote the part of a
previous post that interests you rather than simply hitting reply,
which some of you are doing, and which seems to quote the entire
previous days summary and makes the new posts difficult to tease out?

2) to the list manager: is it possible not to list our email
addresses with the posts? i am happy to give any aroid-l member my
email address, but i do not want to give my email address to the
spammers who harvest addresses from forums.

best,

john

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From: Steve Marak <samarak at gizmoworks.com> on 2007.06.28 at 22:25:49(15897)
On Thu, 28 Jun 2007, john s smolowe wrote:

> 2) to the list manager: is it possible not to list our email addresses
> with the posts? i am happy to give any aroid-l member my email
> address, but i do not want to give my email address to the spammers
> who harvest addresses from forums.

Only Aroid-L subscribers get our posts, and only subscribers can access
the new list archive we've started on the Gizmoworks server (although the
Hort.net archive of Aroid-L is public!). But I'm not aware of any list
software that hides the sender's address from the other members of the
list, and I'm on an awful lot of lists.

(That would make it impossible for someone to reply privately to you when
you post to the list, and it would hose a lot of the e-mail filters people
use.)

For someone to harvest your address from Aroid-L, they'd have to subscribe
to the list themselves to get the posts (and we require confirmation for
all subscribtion requests, which is usually pretty effective at weeding
out address trollers), harvest them from the Hort.net archive, or get them
from the computer of someone else who is already subscribed to Aroid-L.
None of those seem to be happening a lot with Aroid-L, based on the spam
I see to the list and to me. When I approve posts, I do see a bit of spam
both to the list and to me on the rebound, but not much compared to what I
see from other sources.

Of course, when you're a listowner, you just have to accept a large daily
helping of spam as part of your e-mail diet ....

Steve

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From: "Michael Mahan" <agavestar at covad.net> on 2007.06.28 at 22:56:10(15898)
You do a great Job of it all & you have our many thanks . but I am guiltily
of not weeding down the replies .. it's caught up in the moment thingy &
hitting the send button before stripping out the headers & useless
repostings of the threads .. I'll try to stop that .. Mike

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From: john s smolowe <johnssmolowe at pacbell.net> on 2007.06.29 at 10:41:42(15903)
hi steve -

thanks for protecting the list archive, and thanks for the
reassurance that's it's protected.

regarding my other point, asking that others quote only the portion
of a previous post that interests them (rather than just hitting
reply), i do appreciate that you are already offering your caution

"When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific"

i do understand that expanding this to a bunch of rules might be
annoying. yet, i still find the messages hard to parse. which part is
the new message? which part is an old message being quoted?

even replying to your post puzzled me. i usually put replies above
the message i quote; you replied to me below my message (actually you
quoted me in the body of your reply, but at the top of the body). do
i put my reply to you above or below your message?

i'm not fussy. i just can't figure out who wrote what when on many of
the threads.

best,

john

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