From: "Marcus J. Ranum" <mjr @
Subject: NEW MAILING LIST, WAS Re: "Tasteless Plug"
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 08:28:54 +0000
To: Firewalls @
Cc: mjr @
> > PRETTY HARSH.....but deftly illustrates the ANGER caused by the
> > "borderline spam" spoken of here
> Ok, I hadn't meant to talk about it yet, but this seems
> as good a time as any....
> I'm starting a new mailing list (firewall-wizards @
> accessible through majordomo @
net or via the Web:
> IT WILL BE A MODERATED LIST WITH ME AS MODERATOR.
> That means it will be low volume. That means it will be 0%
> spam. It will be aggressively non-commercial. We (NFR)
> will never use the mailing list for marketing and will never
> give or sell it to marketeers. Flamewars will not be
> encouraged and will be doused if they happen and continue.
> Q: How are you going to sort out what constitutes
> commercial content? Lots of consultants post
> a nugget of useful information along with
> 2 pages of ads. Are you going to allow that?
> A: This is a moderated list. If someone posts something
> really useful with an ad attached, it'll get through
> once and I'll ask them to tone down the ads.
> Let's say that the signal-to-noise ration, in my
> judgement, will have to be higher than about
> 60% useful to 40% ad or it won't get through
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Will you allow posts through advertising alternate Firewall
Mailing lists for those people who don't like yours????
Just wondering ;-)
Michael W. Chalkley Tel: +1.770.772.4567
ZapNet! Inc. Fax: +1.770.475.7640
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