Re: FILTERS: Simple solution

Michael Butler (
Thu, 9 Oct 1997 12:05:55 -0700 (PDT)

An elegant component of a path.

Published list, of course. Allow multiple tags on a line, please.

Hmmm, now how do we handle topic drift? See, it doesn't stop boneheads
from posting off-topic replies. And it doesn't stop boneheads from
monkey-see-monkey-do use of the *wrong* headers. But it *is* a speed bump
that might slow down drive-by posters.

Also bear in mind that categories are more arbitrary than we are often
aware of, and that categories that make sense at time t may seem
ridiculous at time t+n.

I know, I know--one miracle at a time.

I support this idea. Who else does?


On Thu, 9 Oct 1997, YakWaxx wrote:

> wrote:
> > I don't like wasting list space arguing with these folks, but I don't like
> > letting their assertions slip into the archives unchallenged either.
> Perhaps
> > a good solution would be to revive the classifiers (BASIC, META, etc.)
> Why not let only posts with classifiers get through, write this as a foot note
> at the bottom of the FAQ and if they don't read it, they can't post.
> Simple,
> --Wax