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Re: Someone is pretending to be some Cygwin's support
On 14/05/2012 12:30 PM, Daniel Colascione wrote:
On 5/14/12 11:12 AM, Ken Jackson wrote:
I'll be the first to admit that a good UI is important, but they were
arguing for a forum because it would foil spoofing and anonymous spamming.
==== Mon, May 14, 2012 at 01:46PM -0400 LMH wrote:
I second the motion.
As an aside, I've wondered for some time why this group is a mailing
list and not a vBulletin type forum.
Mailing lists are infinitely easier to filter, archive, and read. I
have my choice of client. Email supports cryptographic authentication.
Really, the "forum" model is a humongous step backward from the state
of the art of the 1980s.
No, please, let's stick with email. If you'd rather access the list
using a forum-style interface, consider gmane. (Note that you can
access an email list as a "forum", but not a "forum" as an email list.)
While cryptographic authentication could stop that too, I'm not sure
it's practical to require all postings by list members to be
cryptographically signed. It's been around as long as I can remember
(state of the art of the 80's, perhaps?) and still hasn't caught on
widely yet. Did you sign your message? I didn't.
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