[LINK] Archiving Options
Wed, 23 Oct 2002 10:37:27 +1000
On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 06:52:35AM +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Oct 2002, Tony Barry wrote:
> > The key question here is whether we want the archives to be open to
> > the public or restricted to members only. I tend to the "members
> > only" option. Anybody who wants to see them can join the list. The
> > URLs can still be cited for individual postings eg
> > http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/private/link2/2002-October/042631.html
> I agree. It should cut down on the email address harvesting problem.
another alternative is to just add an access password to the web
archives. make it something like login "guest" with password "guest"
and set it up so that these login details are displayed in the login
this will allow human access while preventing automated spambot access.
(it will also prevent access by search-engine bots such as google)
sometimes people want to read list archives before they decide whether
they want to subscribe or not....and sometimes they're doing some
research, following a link found on another web page or a search engine.
craig sanders <email@example.com>
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