[Foundation-l] Unauthorized usage of the Wikipedia logo

James D. Forrester james at jdforrester.org
Sat Aug 19 19:52:40 UTC 2006

Austin Hair wrote:

> On 8/19/06, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > After all the trouble I've gone trhough to make sure that this address
> > did not appear in clear anywhere, because it is spam ridden.
> Believe it or not, address collectors know what
> "somethingATsomethingDOTsomething" means.  Sorry for your spam woes.

In general, attempts to avoid spam going to an address that more than 5 
humans have to know is laughably pointless. Spam is fixed by finding the 
spammers (and, possibly, executing them), not by minor obfuscation (if 
it's major obfuscation, most people won't be able to read it, which 
rather violates the point).

BTW, I'm speaking with someone who gets more spam per day even than 
Jimmy. (No, really, we discussed it at some point. Isn't the life of a 
geek fun? :-)) Just go with it, there's nothing much that can be done. 
Such is life.

Yours sincerely,
James D. Forrester
Wikimedia : [[W:en:User:Jdforrester|James F.]]
E-Mail    : james at jdforrester.org
IM (MSN)  : jamesdforrester at hotmail.com

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