Re: The wiki has been hacked again.

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Mon Aug 16 2004 - 12:12:28 CDT

>> Rolling back a change takes far less time than posting a note to the
>> VP list describing the problem!

> Please also delete the link from Ed's message that is now in the email
> archive. They do this in part to raise their Google ranking, so we
> don't want to have the link there.

If Ed writes me privately requesting deletion of his message, I'll be
happy to do so. Otherwise, I'm VERY reluctant to exercise editorial
judgment on "proper" comments.

For one thing, if I become an editor, we lose "common carrier"
status--and become liable for liable or other illegal on-list comments.
  Manually editing list messages for content is a total PITA (I did it
ONCE where there seemed to be a genuinely improper disclosure of
attorney-client confidentiality; but I'm not going to do the work for a
minor, albeit legitimate, anti-spam issue).

That said, Arthur's advise is VERY good: Don't do anything to promote
the interests of spammers, phishers, and miscellaneous internet
fraudsters. (Notice that I trimmed the URL at issue from my response!)
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