Karl's [spam] (Re: *SPAM* Filter borked,)

Greg Newby gbnewby at pglaf.org
Thu May 20 19:30:13 PDT 2021

I updated the Subject line and broke the thread for the below:

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 07:28:12PM -0400, Karl wrote:
> Hey Greg,
> > Personally, I don't think this is necessary. The nature of the cypherpunks
> > list is that people offer their thoughts, knowledge, links, criticism, etc.
> > Your contributions are generally on-topic for the list, so I don't think
> > there's a reason to downplay yourself.
> Are you receiving what I'm writing?


> What do you think of this?
> > [spam][spam] i tied myself to a table leg again and i want to talk about how boss's striatum
> > wire just feels _so_ _great!_  be scared and aggressive around people different from you!
> > if i sell you some spam, will you let me buy some of yours? [spam][spam]

I think it was off the general list topics. As in, not very related to the cryptoanarchist topics we're allegedly here for.

However, I didn't think it was spam. Maybe that's just me: SPAM is more or less equivalent, in my mind, to unsolicited commercial email (UCE). We barely get any of that on the cypherpunks list.

BTW, the old archives at https://lists.cpunks.org are filled with UCE. 

> Compared to this?
> > Hey does anybody have any tips on learning rust on an airgapped machine?  Cargo just
> > keep frustrating me so much.  Is there a crate mirror anywhere?  If I made one, would
> > anybody else use it?

I found the discussion about whether rusted iron filings are magnetic to be completely within bounds for the cypherpunks list. Again, that's just my opinion.

> >>If you are truly posting something that is off-topic, then an "[offtopic]"
> >Iindicator or similar might be a good way to indicate that.
> I can maybe switch to thatt<okay i wanted to revise this to maybe even
> change what I was expressing but my input dialog box is moving my
> cursor all around and it is very hard to navigate, so sending as is.
> sorry about this.[spam]> honestly I was "trained" to disrupt
> communities like this and I want to give people a clear way to protect
> themselves from that disruption a little., when I can figure it out.
> at all.

Without trying to speak for anyone but myself: Do as you please with the subject headings. I was merely suggesting that the [spam] tag probably isn't needed, in my view.

Trying to disrupt cypherpunks is sort of a cottage industry around here. When disruption is the norm, it makes disruption tougher to do!

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