[volunteers] (forw) RE: Question

'Rick Moen' rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Mar 22 12:10:05 PST 2007

~ $ ssh www.svlug.org
Enter passphrase for key '/home/rick/.ssh/id_dsa': 
Last login: Mon Mar 19 00:21:39 2007 from linuxmafia.com
Linux svlug.svlug.org 2.4.26-grsec2.0-marc1 #1 SMP Sun Apr 25 10:04:32
PDT 2004 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

The web pages are in /home/httpd/html/

Edit with:
co -l about.shtml
vim about.shtml
ci -u about.shtml

But what you really want is "evim about.shtml", which does the above and

rick at svlug:~$ su -          
svlug:~# cd /var/local/mailman/archives/private/jobs.mbox/
svlug:/var/local/mailman/archives/private/jobs.mbox# vi jobs.mbox 

  Looking for bhm3 at cox.net:  Not found.
  Looking for Brooks:  Found.
  Telephone number removed, replaced with "[Removed retroactively at
  poster's request.]"

  I'm unclear on why it would be a problem that your _name_ is in
  a mailing list post.  After all, you sent it.  Again, if you can explain 
  why this is a serious problem, as I requested first time, we'll
  consider that.  Continuing on with the required work:

  mbox file duly saved, to make the change there permanent.  Then: 

svlug:/var/local/mailman/archives/private/jobs.mbox# cd ../../..
svlug:/var/local/mailman# bin/arch --wipe jobs archives/private/jobs.mbox/jobs.mbox 

  Several minutes later, after rebuilding of all of that mailing list's

OK, we're done.

Just to take pity on my fellow mailing list administrators:  Would you
please in the future be aware, when you're sending mail to a public
mailing list, that you _are_ sending mail to a public mailing list?
Thank you.

Quoting 'Rick Moen' (rick at linuxmafia.com):

> Brooks is yet another one of the large number of people who can't figure
> out that, when you're talking to a mailing list, you need to do
> Reply-to-All.  Grr.
> ----- Forwarded message from Brooks <bhm3 at cox.net> -----
> From: Brooks <bhm3 at cox.net>
> To: 'Rick Moen' <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 10:39:08 -0700
> X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook, Build 11.0.5510
> Subject: RE: [volunteers] Question
> Rick,
> I'm sorry, I did not know it was that big of a deal.  I wouldn't ask you to
> do this if it wasn't important.  I am not trying to re-write history.  It
> has nothing to do with the company folding.  It is a personal matter about
> what can be found on google.      
> I do not want my name and phone number showing up as the FIRST hit when my
> name is searched.  I had no idea the power of google 4 years ago.  The
> administrator at lugod vox-jobs removed the same job posts with no problem
> and should be gone when the spiders crawl the site again.  I was hoping you
> could do the same.  If you won't delete the posts, can you delete my
> name/e-mail/phone number from the posts?
> Thank you for your consideration.
> Best,
> Brooks
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Moen [mailto:rick at linuxmafia.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 10:08 AM
> To: Brooks Hollan
> Cc: volunteers at lists.svlug.org
> Subject: Re: [volunteers] Question
> [Brooks wrote to a mailto link on one of our Web pages, resulting in his
> mail going to "web-team at lists.svlug.org", which resulted in it being
> redirected to "volunteers at lists.svlug.org".]
> Quoting Brooks Hollan (bhm3 at cox.net):
> > Hello,
> > 
> > My name is Brooks Hollan, and about 3 years ago, there were some jobs 
> > posted on your site for a company called Cobb Communications.  The 
> > company never materialized, and I was wondering if you could remove 
> > those 3 year old job posts for me.  Since the company is no longer 
> > around, that e-mail address is no longer valid bhollan at cobbcomm.com.
> > 
> > Here are the links:
> > 
> > http://lists.svlug.org/pipermail/jobs/2004-January/000007.html
> > http://lists.svlug.org/archives/jobs.mbox/jobs.mbox
> Hi, Brooks.  I'm the moderator of the SVLUG "jobs" mailing list.
> Is there a particular reason why your jobs postings from three years ago are
> causing significant problems?  To answer your question, no, we would not
> normally a purge old jobs-available mailing list posting from three years
> ago merely because the firm folded.  Lots of firms fold, and nobody expects
> mailing list administrators to alter history in order to retroactively
> change the record.
> Additionally, it strains credulity to imagine that people would be still
> trying to submit applications for three-year-old job openings.  Since that's
> obviously not the concern, what problem are you trying to fix, that merits
> our changing history and going to a rather large amount of trouble to
> retroactively delete your single three-year-old posting and re-generate the
> entire mailing list archive?
> In short, unless you can cite some exceptionally good reason, the answer is
> going to be "No, sorry."
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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