Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 31 May 1999 14:53:26 -0700 (PDT)

Spike Jones writes:
> Thanks Elizabeth. Your post nearly sums up my view. If we have discipline
> with the subject line, all posts should be allowed. spike

I disagree. The people who post excessively are exactly those who don't maintain subject line discipline. And why should the workload of filtering be shifted to the _readers_? So far, my consistent experience has shown that content carriers don't bother with filtering. They just leave.

Voting mechanisms for excluding noncomplying posters are easy enough to implement with a few 10 lines of a scripting language. Authentication tokens make it pretty hard to forge, too.