>>>>> On Mon, 1 Oct 2001 13:21:08 -0500, Paul Chamberlain
>>>>> <tif@...> said:
Paul> Heh, never noticed that they took them out of the archives. I
Paul> think they also take them out of replies. I may have
Paul> exaggerated a bit about the size of the ad, but here is a sample
Paul> from a message I just got:
I guess that's a good reason to not use them, then.
Unless..... (and I _know_ no one would actually do this, just a crazy
idea) One could subscribe all of the addresses to the yahoo groups
list as shadow addresses through another provider, which would strip
out the ads before sending them on through.
An example. You create the 'reelkool' list at yahoo groups. You and
I want to subscribe to that list. Now, to begin with, you would be
subscribed with "tif@..." and I would be subscribed with
"rob@...". We would be hit with advertisements.
yuk. So the list admin would change our subscriptions to the
'reelkool' list to be
respectively. Then, an application could be set up behind all
*AT*VIA* addresses at myinternetplace.net which would do The Right
Paul> As I said, I think this goes ON TOP of the message unless you pay
Paul> money for the service. At the bottom it has a list-specific info
Paul> block followed by a disclaimer. The list I subscribe to (cable)
Paul> has a 6-line info block, so all together that's about 13 lines of
Paul> crud plus some blank lines. I'm kind of obsessed about that kind
Paul> of thing, so it's a constant frustration.
agreed, it sux.