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RE: st: Attachments: NO! NO! NO!
Marcello Pagano is the list moderator and he, or
rather the technical people who do the nitty-gritty
at HSPH, know more about this than I do. He is currently
in Italy for the Italian users' meeting and
not I believe following the list.
In essence, I believe the answer is that the
majordomo software used to handle the list catches
many inappropriate postings but -- clearly -- not all.
As no one chiefly concerned with the list is a majordomo
expert, we cannot add any explanation to that.
No doubt many people will want to write in pointing
out that there is much better software to run lists,
etc., etc. and even that the rule against attachments
is antiquated, etc., etc. and no doubt they will be
correct, at least in part.
One brute fact, however, is that the operation of Statalist
by people at HSPH depends _entirely_ on their donation of time and
goodwill. Also, anyone considering that the list is
automated ought to consider whether they have written
to Marcello with some question. Probably some tens or even
hundreds of you have done that during your time on the list.
Finally, anyone suggesting another way to do it might also reflect
on whether they would be willing to donate the time and goodwill
not only to set it up in that other way but also to maintain it.
> Shouldn't it be easy to simply disallow and filter out mails with
> attachments at the listserver?
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