Someone is pretending to be some Cygwin's support

Ryan Johnson
Mon May 14 19:24:00 GMT 2012

On 14/05/2012 12:30 PM, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> On 5/14/12 11:12 AM, Ken Jackson wrote:
>> ==== Mon, May 14, 2012 at 01:46PM -0400 LMH wrote:
>>> As an aside, I've wondered for some time why this group is a mailing
>>> list and not a vBulletin type forum.
>> I second the motion.
> No.
> 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.)
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.

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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