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SubjectRe: bkbits - "@" question
--Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote (on Saturday, October 23, 2004 11:21:31 +0100):

> On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 12:14:52PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
>> > * Larry McVoy asked:
>> > The web pages on bkbits.net contain email addresses. This is
>> > probably about a 4 year too late question but would it help reduce
>> > spam if we did something like s/@/ (at) / for all those addresses?
>> >
>> > * Christoph Hellwig answered:
>> > No.
>>
>> Why not, please?
>
> Because spambots parse all this replacements anyway, and it makes cut & pasting
> mail addresses if you want to reply to a change much easier.

Besides which, 99.99% of people who's name appears in the changelogs
have presumably posted to linux-kernel anyway, and are thus in need
of spam prophylactics whatever you do. So it won't help ...

M.

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