On 11/10/06, Neil Harris <usenet(a)tonal.clara.co.uk> wrote:
Given that these mailing lists are available to
be read by potential
adversaries, it's probably not a good idea to speculate here about what
those countermeasures might be...
One important point that escapes many is that when you try to explain
"it's a website the readers can edit", some people immediately go OH
NOEZ and list every obvious reason it can't possibly work and the
enterprise is provably doomed. Wikipedia cannot possibly work in
Yet somehow it keeps working, pretty much. This is because every
single one of the doomsday scenarios has happened and keeps happening
and we've learnt to deal with them as part of the normal course of
We thought that about Usenet spam too, once.
We lost that one.