At 11:11 AM 2002-08-01 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>Why does everyone always have to be so confrontational and aggressive
>about things rather than assuming good will on the part of other people
>for at least the first pass?
I sort of felt like they should have asked. I would have told them no,
nicely. The fact that they simply signed themselves up to archive my lists
bothered me a lot.
As to the peach analogy, supposing I bring a bring a box of peaches to the
office and I put up a sign, "Free Peaches, Take one" and you want to take a
bunch home to your kids. If you want to take the whole box, you ask. That
is more or less the right analogy: I have a service which is designed to
be used in a certain way. If someone subscribes to every list in my
domain, I get suspicious. I worry that they are simply harvesting e-mail
addresses. I consider that net abuse, because I expect individuals who are
interested in my lists to subscribe, not e-mail harversters, archivers, or
I always thought a gentleman was supposed to lie about such things.
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