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  • dirkdiggler4567
    Oct 29, 2004
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      I don't think I ever got the penis enlargement ad, can someone please
      re-post it.


      --- In salmanrushdie@yahoogroups.com, liquidmice <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      >
      > Well Mullins, you raise an interesting point... But, saying that the
      group is "censured"
      > because it is moderated to remove spam is a bit like saying that
      banning pornography
      > from kindergarten classrooms is violation of the first amendment.
      Just a (somewhat
      > sarcastic) thought.
      >
      > In either case, your point is well taken. I never intended (or
      wanted) to `moderate' the
      > group for spam. But, the reality is that we started to get it. I
      posted about the problem,
      > and the few people that did respond suggested that the group be
      moderated. I'll do
      > whatever the group prefers. I'm not sure if you looked at the
      group's posting history, but
      > you are the first person to post in over three months. The group is
      slow going at this
      > point. I really don't want to lose any of the few group
      participants we have because of
      > recurring penis enlargement spams. If you have any ideas (or if
      anyone has any ideas) on
      > how to best serve the group while solving spam concerns, please pass
      them on. For now,
      > I'm the only person we've got to ensure "that no ones voice is
      stifled." And I promise your
      > voice won't be stifled… unless you're touting the benefits of boob
      cream, hot teens who
      > want me, or mortgage refinancing. But...uh... if the hot teens
      really DO want me, send me
      > an e-mail ASAP.
      >
      > Anyway, thanks for the photos and links. Keep em coming. And
      special thanks for
      > resurrecting discussion. Anything specific to say about Rushdie or
      his works?
      >
      > peace
      >
      > ~():>
      >
      >
      > --- In salmanrushdie@yahoogroups.com, "finaldraft2000"
      > <mdmullins@f...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > I understand the problem the group has been having with spam lately.
      > > Still, does anyone find it a little ironic that messages are vetted
      > > (moderated). Surely Rushdie would laugh. A group dedicated to one of
      > > the staunchest supporters of free speech is censored. Mind you, I'm
      > > not complaining, but perhaps there are other solutions. Is there a
      > way
      > > we can maintain the spirit of what Rushdie stands for while keeping
      > > spammers at bay; or is spam a price to be paid——allowing it,
      > > tolerating it, and thereby ensuring that no ones voice is stifled?
      > Any
      > > thoughts or dissenting opinions?
      > >
      > > MDMullins
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