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Re: Anonymity: A Modest Proposal

> Date:          Wed, 18 Oct 1995 16:01:00 -0400 (EDT)
> From:          [email protected]
> Reply-to:      [email protected]
> Subject:       Re: Anonymity: A Modest Proposal
> To:            Doug Cutrell <[email protected]>
> Cc:            [email protected]

> On Wed, 18 Oct 1995, Doug Cutrell wrote:
> > It seems that there could at least be a hierarchy of shadowed newsgroups,
> > e.g. alt.freespeech.*,  requiring the enduser to use special software to
> > reassemble actual postings.  This could even be integrated into the
> > newsreaders, or even at a local newserver level.
> There already is. I think the *.test (or at least alt.test) groups have 
> good propagation. Nobody "reads" anything but their own posts anyway, so the
> natives wouldn't be bothered. 

YIKES!   Think again.  Many of the *.test newsgroups have auto-responders
that remail the poster assuring them their post was received.  This feature
is used to make sure your newsfeed is working.