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On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Robert Alexander wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just found out, while looking for other things, that what seems to be the entire
> content of the MySQL list is being published on the web.
> I, for one, really don't like this idea. I have a reasonable expectation that what I
> post here is for viewing by subscribers to this list, the MySQL community, not the whole
> I realize that a mailing list is not *real* private -- anyone can subscribe, after
> all -- but I sure don't like discovering, for example, my personal email addresses on web
> pages that are available to spambots.
> The site in question is http://dbforums.com. Try, for example,
> I certainly haven't consented to my personal speech and writing being used as a
> commercial operation's "content." I don't consider publishing my writing on a public web
> page without my knowledge or consent to be fair use.
> I'm not talking about a searchable mailing list archive; that is certainly reasonable
> fair use. A searchable archive creates pages on demand for the person requesting them, and
> doesn't leave them on the web to be found by search engines and 'bots.
> Dear MySQL folks,
> Have you given permission to dbforums.com to publish the content of this list?