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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: mod_mbox
Date Tue, 11 Oct 2005 05:33:16 GMT
On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 06:46:57PM -0400, Joshua Slive wrote:
> 1. Do we really want people "subscribing" to mailing lists using atom 
> over http?  This would consume way more resources than a standard 
> mailing list subscription (due to the polling nature of atom).  I don't 
> have any evidence, but this worrys me.

I thought they were static files?

> 2. There are several formats for each mail message (regular, raw, mime). 
>  Probably the links to everything other than the standard format should 
> use the rel="nofollow" modifier to keep the search engines out.  Keeping 
>  the robots off of 2/3 of the links could make a big difference in load 
> considering the number of pages on this site.


> 3. We should probably turn on the email-address-obfiscation feature.  I 
> personally would prefer if everyone could just use proper spam 
> filtering, but I think the general expectation nowadays is that we try 
> to avoid displaying raw addresses.

I think this feature is lame (and said so when it was proposed).
Spammers are just going to de-obfuscate anyway.  Enabling this provides
a false layer of security that does no one any good.

> 4. The non-ajax form of the site could probably use a little more 
> attention.  It is usuable, but a little "dirty" in places (overlapping 
> boxes, too-big fonts, etc).

Agreed.  -- justin

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