[FFmpeg-devel] Filtering clueless-user spam from the lists

Guillaume Poirier gpoirier
Wed Jan 23 14:15:10 CET 2008


Nico Sabbi wrote:
> Il Wednesday 23 January 2008 12:59:49 Robert Swain ha scritto:
>>> IMO add discarding outlook users. Using outlook already indicates
>>> a *proven* attitude to post messages in the wrong way.
>>> Many other mail clients don't require admin permissions to
>>> install and run, so there's no excuse to post here using outlook.
>> I disagree, people should be able to use whatever client they like,
>> as long as the client doesn't really mess up the e-mails. If said
>> client consistently breaks threading and is not configurable to not
>> break threading or something like that, then maybe that's fair.
>> Excluding mails from a client because of some supposed mindset of
>> its users seems like unreasonable discrimination to me. I don't
>> think it's our place to force people to not use particular software
>> if the software can be used properly. This is not a personal
>> attack, just an attack on the idea. :)
>> Rob
> yet facts prove otherwise: just read the ML and the headers
> of all broken mails. You won't be surprised to see outlook
> in every user-agent header.

That's really terrible to say that. It's like saying that since most
felons come from poor family, we should pro-actively put all poors in
jail. :-(


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