From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Thu Oct 9 13:21:44 2003

There were another handful today of the "do you still have ..." posts.

People who end up in the archives during a search for something do not
seem to be aware that they are posting to a list. And some seem to be
unaware that the archive messages are not current.

I do NOT believe that they are spammers trolling for addresses, nor any
other nefarious purpose. They seem to be just hapless folk without a

Sometimes, they legitimately need help, and somebody here might be able
Sometimes, they even might have something great to part with.
Therefore, we should NOT block those posts.

But would it be feasable to have the mailing list software automatically
put a "non-member submission" addition in their subject line?

If nothing else it would save a little time and confusion when trying to
connect what it is about.

Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Thu Oct 09 2003 - 13:21:44 BST

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