Re: [] off topic: Open archives

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From: Simon Wistow
Subject: Re: [] off topic: Open archives
Date: 12:46 on 08 Mar 2007
On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 01:14:47PM +0100, Richard van Oorschot said:
> Someone just pointed out to me that, when googling for my name, they
> get a good insight into my food habits.It seems that the archives at
> are open to search engines. Simon, is this on purpose?
> I've always felt that a mailing list is meant for its members only.
> But I could be the only one here of course.

The archives were left open because, well, I think mailing lists (and 
especially ones about stuff like cooking) are a resource.

That said the email addresses are obscured and the archiver obeys the 
X-No-Archive header.

However if the general consensus is "no public archives" then I'm fine 
with changing it.


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