Stephanie da Silva wrote:
[ quoting David Casti]
>> Consider a mailing list as a conference; at what conferences that you've
>> been to are everyone's faces covered by a paper bag? Why should I not
>> have the right to know whom I'm addressing?
>One of my lists is sexually oriented, of a somwehat controversial nature
>(specifically people who are into sado-masochism). A lot of the members
>on my list would prefer that their identities not be known. Occasionally
>I'll get a request for someone to post their message anonymously. I don't
>think it's an unreasonable request, given the subject matter.
Likewise, the GLB-News list is set up to allow anyone to subscribe, but -not-
to allow anyone but the list owner to determine the subscriber list. This
allows unlimited access to the list without the risk of some unscrupulous
person using the membership information. FWIW, LISTSERV's CONCEAL
command/flag handles this situation quite nicely.
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