On Tue, Feb 10, 2009, Jerry McAllister wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 01:29:34PM -0800, Chris Knight wrote:
>> Damn, that is the funniest thing I have seen in years.
>You might try posting a helpful response instead of trying
>to be insulting.
>You might explain to the person, who apparently does not understand
>the net, that it would be impossible to remove all references with
>his name because within minutes of it being posted to the list
>it is mirrored and archived in many many places over which the list
>manager has no control - in fact does not even know about.  One example 
>of those is Google.  FreeBSD has no control over what Google stores.
>But, there are many other sites that input this stuff, mung it according
>to their interests and make it available on the net.

Many years ago we hosted the original CDDB database (identifies
music CDs), and I got at least one complaint from somebody whose
name appeared in a song title saying to remove it or else.

I have had people ask to remove things from the Mailman archives
of lists we host, who backed off when I asked for my normal
hourly rate to (a) figure out how pipermail works, and (b) deal
with removing their messages.  I added that there are hundreds of
people receiving these messages around the world who may have
them archived as well, not to mention google.  I never heard from
them again.

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