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Posted 8 Apr 2002 at 23:16 UTC by bagder Share This

Sourceforge did it again, they took it one step further and as of a few hours back, it seems many (if not all) mailing lists hosted by them automaticly get a very annoying footer appended, saying:

Sponsored by http://www.ThinkGeek.com/

I'm not happy.

There is no way to shut off this crap.

:), posted 9 Apr 2002 at 00:04 UTC by Malx » (Journeyer)

Just use HTML mails and append <!-- to the end of it ;)

No one is forcing you..., posted 9 Apr 2002 at 01:50 UTC by djm » (Master)

No one is forcing you to use Sourceforge's services or even their (horrid IMO) mailing list service.

I admit to having little sympathy for those people so naive as to think that sf weren't going to try further ways to make money off their service - it must cost them an arm and a leg.

You just need to ask yourself "does this annoyance cost more more than me hosting it myself?" or at least "does this annoyance cost me more than the hassle of moving it to some other site that does append advertising (yet)?"

Must be trivial to filter, posted 9 Apr 2002 at 04:13 UTC by forrest » (Journeyer)

Something like

:0 B:
* ^Sponsored by:

... where stripads is a perl script or something.

I wonder how SourceForge would react if someone were to host a project whose purpose is to remove SourceForge advertising? :-)

gone, posted 9 Apr 2002 at 09:03 UTC by bagder » (Master)

... and now the text is gone again...!

Mailman, posted 9 Apr 2002 at 19:04 UTC by Waldo » (Journeyer)

There is no way to shut off this crap.

Well, there is one way.

Download Mailman.

gmane mailing list archive , posted 10 Apr 2002 at 10:54 UTC by abraham » (Master)

I believe gmane filters most headers and footers away. It certainly remove the "subject tags". Gmane offers nntp access to many free software related mailing lists.

Try signing messages, posted 10 Apr 2002 at 12:57 UTC by Mulad » (Apprentice)

Many mailing lists won't append anything if there is an attachment, such as a PGP/GPG signature. Then again, a few mailing lists will drop attachments altogether, but most I've seen don't..

SourceForge.net announcement regarding mailing list services changes, posted 17 Apr 2002 at 19:34 UTC by roguemtl » (Master)

This initial posting appears to have been related to a temporary test which was run on the SourceForge.net site during the Mailman upgrade process. A news item has been posted for the SourceForge.net site, detailing upcoming changes to mailing list services.

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