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Re: [vox] Merits of x-no-archive (was on vox-tech: Calculating partition sizes
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Re: [vox] Merits of x-no-archive (was on vox-tech: Calculating partition sizes

yeah, i've been meaning to research this, and i fully sympathize.

at its heart, it's a broken system unless we find some way to have the
system honor it via references.  and even then, without some intrusive
hacking, anybody who can edit their headers can bypass the system pretty
easily if they wanted to.


On Wed 14 May 03, 12:44 PM, Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org> opined:
> moved to vox since the discussion went non-tech.
> I know I can use the x-no-archive header.  The problem isn't my posting,
> but people who are gonna quote my posting in their replies.  If the
> threads following a posting can also be unarchived by the header I would
> use the feature but it's useless unless everyone respects the poster's
> original header, and as murphy's laws go not everyone will respect the
> poster's x-no-archive, either because they don't know how to use the
> header, don't care, don't know any better, by accident, or whatever.  It
> could be useful but it's not a feature I trust completely so I won't use
> it unless I got no other choice.  It's unfortunate :(
> -Mark
> On Wed, 14 May 2003, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > On Wed 14 May 03, 12:15 AM, Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org> opined:
> > > Quite quite interesting.  I was having problem because, for foolish
> > > reasons, I was trying to store a 4 gig partition into a 1 gig partition.
> > > Silly, silly me.  Anyway, I wanted to know how to figure out the partition
> > > sizes anyway for a while so I figured I'd figure out this size-calculating
> > > puzzle once and for all.
> > >
> > > I don't wanna post my partition information since I don't want it to be
> > > archived forever by the Internet for all the world to review,
> >
> > side note:
> >
> > you can use:
> >
> >    X-No-Archive: yes
> >
> > or
> >
> >    Archive: no
> >
> > to prevent the email from getting archived.  actually, i just
> > implemented the 2nd one a few days ago.  i should probably test it.  was
> > going to, but got so busy i got side tracked.  i'll prolly do it on
> > vox-outreach since it's a relatively small list compared to vox and
> > vox-tech.
> >
> > as i understand it, many lists used to use "X-No-Archive:" but
> > "Archive:" is becoming more in vogue.  probably because people aren't
> > fond of the double negative.
> >
> > pete

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