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New anonymization policy (and a test)

From: Bjarni Runar Einarsson (
Date: Fös 03 Nóv 2000 - 10:57:21 UTC

The collective list's anonymization system has now been
configured to reject all messages not containing something that looks
like a signature. The rationale for this, is that just because the
system can't find a signature doesn't mean the message doesn't have
one... but if it can't find it, then it can't remove it and anonymity
may be compromised.

So, please remember to put two dashes '--' on a line by themselves
right before your signature block when posting to the collective.
Otherwise your post will get rejected and you'll get a rather
unhelpful bounce message. It's actually not a bad idea to do add
this to your default signature, since this is a semi-traditional way
of telling mailers and usenet news readers where your message ends
and signature begins.

This feature is currently expiramental, and needs quite a bit of
work to be considered remotely robust.

Also... Is it just me, or does anonymity have no effect at all on
what people say, if they aren't saying anything? :)

P.S. First post!

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