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From:Fred Lindberg Date:October 27 1999 7:49pm
Subject:ADMIN: Tolls and other DOS
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If it's too good to be true it's too good to be true. The reverse is
true as well.

There are 44 or so messages in the pain in the ass thread last I
looked. Posting garbage is currently the best way of disrupting list
activity due to the avalanche of responses it entices. It is very hard
to filter, since most posts are from well-meaning decent subscribers.
It does put a strain on subscribers mail boxes.

To me, the initial post was an obvious come-on. Typical is the
categorical uninformed statement without any specifics, and the lack of
follow-ups. Even a very dysthymic person would complain about specific
things like the difficult privilege system, etc, and usually with a
specific problem. This is a bored person with too much time on his/her
hands, no interest/knowledge in/on MySQL and puerile enough to derive
pleasure from disrupting list activities.

Usually, headers and addresses are faked (doesn't seem so in this case)
or the message is written from another persons account (i.e. Mark O.
Davis may be a happy MySQL user or he may never have heard of MySQL).

Mark O. Davis is not and never was (in the last 3 months) a subscriber
of this list.

-Sincerely, Fred

(Frederik Lindberg, Infectious Diseases, WashU, St. Louis, MO, USA)

ADMIN: Tolls and other DOSFred Lindberg27 Oct