Re: The wiki has been hacked again.

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon Aug 16 2004 - 19:56:56 CDT

Hello:

    Go ahead and trash the link. I was hoping someone would turn it over to
the hackervistas.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Mertz" <voting-project@gnosis.cx>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: [voting-project] The wiki has been hacked again.

> >> 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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