RE: Building a better Mailtrap

CobraBoy (
Wed, 3 Jun 1998 08:42:02 -0700

At 8:15 AM -0700 6/3/98, Gregory Alan Bolcer came up with this:

> We have birds in the walls. My roommate thought it was mice,
> and tried to kill them by spraying ant spray in the cracks. My
> other roommate thought he was crazy, not for using bug spray on
> mice, but for thinking that there was anything in the wall
> in the first place.

A flamethrower works well also.

> Why stop there? Why not make a FoRK intelligent
> mail service? Make it automatically match your
> post against previous postings and the Internet
> joke archive so you don't get 10 of the same jokes
> posted. I saw a really good presentation at WWW/6
> from the Altavista research team. They had a poor
> man's solution to the broken link and versioning problem. A broken
> link on Altavista would route you to the nearest document
> in the domain that had the highest percentage of being
> the same document plus some changes.

Well if we're going to do that I would like some preferences on what get's
substituted. As an example for every XML post I would rather read a XXX
story. Of course a number of Forkers should not be substituted like Tom
Whore and Steve Nordquist. And finally every Joe/Rob debate should be left

> You could automatically match against the SPAM archive
> and also the internet joke archive in order to
> bounce back messages that had more than 60% match (minus
> the '>' lines) with a message: Do you really
> want to post that? Isn't that the same as <<insert
> FoRK links here>>. If it matches over 90% you outright
> reject it and tell the person to get a life; if it
> matches higher than 97%: You hereby forefeit all
> your rights as a poster, indemnify FoRK members for
> all maliscious DOS attacks on you, and are legally
> liable and will willingly reimburse your ISP for
> any damages that result from such retribution.

willingly reimburse your ISP? you're joking right?


Lets put the *fun* back in dysfunctional...

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