From: John P. Looney (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Mon 15 May 2000 - 10:45:51 IST
On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 10:39:09AM +0100, Guest, Ken mentioned:
> <webmaster mode>
> I'd prefer that we do not go down the route of password
> protecting the public (ilug at domain , cork at domain et al) mailing lists
> for 3 reasons:
> 1. Imposing passwords on those mailing lists goes well
> against the grain and there is no good reason why
> the solutions, support and tech conversations provided
> in those mailing lists should not be available for any
> one to read.
> 2. Do you seriously want yet another password to remember?
> 3. Considering the reason why imposing passwords on the
> mailing list archives has been suggested it makes much more
> sense to merely obfusicate/semimangle the email addresses
> contained in the postings.
> </webmaster mode>
There is also the fact that Altavista/Google consider the ILUG archives
very valid sources of answers to linux related questions.
-- "The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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