I closed -open's archive: [svfig-open] svfig-open scanned by Alta-vista

Kevin Appert forther at comcast.net
Wed Feb 4 17:24:14 PST 2004

Thanks George.  Forgive me my assumptions.
I had assumed that "open to the public" meant through some gateway sign-in 
or index page.
I also assumed that it was flagged 'no' to the robot spiders which roam the 
I remember your spam-proof addressing missive and noted with warm gratitude 
that it was implemented in the posts I reached with Alta-Vista.

At 09:14 AM 02/04/2004 -0800, you wrote:
>Kevin Appert wrote:
>>For example - this url came up in a search:
>>Note that it can be read without going through the sign-in page.
>>Is the archive intentionally open to the public?  To search engines?
>?Search engines... ?military-style assault-engines...
>... I've taken -open private to subscribers; but any one may subscribe.
>I remember advertising -open's model of publicly available archives (with 
>@-less addresses)... ?remember when 'anyone' could post... even still, 
>I'll entertain interest in re-opening it or keeping it closed.  -g
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>svfig-open at zork.net

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