SC> He also said:
SC> "Here, your objective is to distract people's attention from SPF."
... when, of course, it is readily apparent from reading the actual post
that my objective was to continue the discussion at hand about mailing
lists and header munging. Alan's objective, conversely, was no doubt to
derail that discussion, because it had utterly demolished his daft idea
about headers and envelopes being required to match and the elimination
of the Blind Carbon Copy mechanism. (People who have been paying
attention over the past year or so will realise that Alan wants to
legitimise these foolish notions because then that will justify the
broken behaviour of the UBM-sending mail software that he purveys, which
throws away mail that uses blind carbon copying.) Hence the change of
subject, the non sequitur, the (vain) attempts to goad, and (as a backup
strategy) the sock puppet - all to get people talking about something
else other than the sheer stupidity of his idea, given the way that
mailing lists and other things actually work.
S> Ding Ding Ding, we have another kook on the loose, or just a really
S> stupid person.
No, it's not another kook. It's the same kook. It's almost certainly
merely another one-time sock puppet of Alan's, popping up and taking his
side. He has produced one every few months, in various fora (from
survivalism to Buddhism, Google Groups reveals), to bolster his "The
lurkers agree with me in e-mail." claims. Notice the same writing
style, the same NNTP server (He's found a German one that provides him
with more anonymity, which his other long-term aliases in other
newsgroups have been using for a few months now.), and the same attacks
on the be du jour (which is Morley at the moment).
Of course, you will also notice Alan once again exhibiting his
"Killfiled for 90 seconds" policy of killfiling me on 2004-09-13 and
then ten days later on 2004-09-23 reading one of my posts and replying