Can people get banned from this mailing list?

Antoine Kallab antoine at
Wed Apr 16 21:11:05 UTC 2014

Or the Pizza Hut advertisements.

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Matthew Pherigo <hybrid120 at>wrote:

> >> On Apr 15, 2014, at 11:04 PM, Erich Dollansky <erich at> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:50:17 -0500
> > Matthew Pherigo <hybrid120 at> wrote:
> >
> >> I was wondering if people can get banned from this mailing list. Not
> >> necessarily for swearing or hate speech, but for constantly sending
> >> crappy, potentially troll bait content to the mailing list without
> >> contributing in any way. Sorry for asking, but I couldn't find a list
> >> of the rules anywhere. Of course I have a name in mind, but I'd
> >> prefer to tell it to a mod rather than in public. But, I couldn't
> >> find out who the mods are, either.
> > there is currently more spam than trolling on this list. There would be
> > a way to stop spam, but trolling? The troll will get a new e-mail
> > address and off he goes again.
> >
> > Erich
> Hi Erich,
> Firstly, I have to disagree with you; I'd say that spam is MUCH harder to
> block than trolling. Spam are usually going to come from a different email
> address every time, and a lot of the time they'll be from legitimate  email
> addresses that have been hacked. A good troll generally has to build up
> people's anger gradually, by building up a reputation with a persona.
> As to the trolls ability to change email addresses, that's why you use
> shadowbanning. But, to be honest, I'm not even sure that this person is
> actually a troll; if they are a troll, they are much more subtle than 90%
> of trolls ever are. As this is a BSD mailing list, you would think the most
> effective way to get a flamewar going would be with anti-BSD content,
> rather then extremely stupid pro-BSD content.
> Maybe it doesn't even matter, but it's just weird having this high
> quality, intelligent mailing list, and then out of all that, having this
> one guy who uses the mailing list like the way that my grandma uses her
> email contacts.
> [FWD: FWD: RE: FWD: hillarious!! IF DR SEUSS WAS A BSD FAN......]
> --Matt
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