Debian-devel and debian-user have a similar policy ... and it suffers about
the same spam levels as the ILUG list... the problem is that they've never
followed-up on their threats.
It's not a bad idea, unfortunately the bots don't read, and technically as
it was the bot that harvested the address, and then posted to the list, it
may be difficult to enforce it. There's also the issue of the costs involved
in prosecuting such a case. (While personally I'd love to do it, just once,
I'm fairly sure I don't have a mortgage big enough to cover that as well !)
I also think this has been discussed before, although if people would prefer
us to follow such a course of action ... let the committee (@linux.ie) know,
and we'll see what can be done <g>
(with my chairman's hat on)
> -----Original Message-----
> Maybe the mailing list should charge for distribution of advertising.
> per copy would be nice. How many people are on this mailing list? Times
> EUR500. >8o) The reply could be Dear Ex-Future Millionaire in this case.
> I remember reading an article in a newspaper where someone successfully
> a junk mail company for charges relating to handling of their junk mail.
> A notice on the website should cover the prior notification issue.
> Any thoughts?
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