I think that the moderators currently use some sort of Un*x shell scripts to assist the moderation process. I am no shell script guru, but I am supposing it would not be too difficult to modify them for an automated check if the moderators did not want to keep track of posting frequency and size by hand.
I'm sorry, but as well as being technically difficult it would be numerically unsound. Our moderators use shell scripts which have patterns of 19 which prevent tampering.
Attached at the end is the shell script sent to me by our moderator Ahmad, exactly as I received it.
A "word" is a Unix file-name, an address component, an English word appearing in a comment, or anything else containing at least one letter.
Some of the shell script is commented out, using the character '#'. We will show that the script is correct even including comments.
A1. There are 228=19*12 words,
A2. of which 38=19*2 are file-names.
In addition, we note that the important keywords if-then-else-endif appear altogether 38=19*2 times.
Is there a typo?
Unix users will immediately recognise that the script appears to have an error:
#!/bin/csh # split set mod = "firstname.lastname@example.org" foreach i ($*) ./filter <$i >$i.out set ident = "`grep From: $i.out` `grep Subject: $i.out`" if ("$ident" == " ") then echo $i has no From: line else # fgrep "$ident" logfile # if ($status == 0) then # echo "$ident" # echo "Message appears to be a duplicate" # endif endif echo --- $i --- # more $i.out while (1) # echo -n "OK to send? " # set ok = $< set ok = "y" #remove with previous line's comment if ($ok == "y" || $ok == "yes") then /usr/local/bin/inews -h <$i.out ack $i.out cp $i.out sent echo `date` "$ident" >>logfile /bin/mv -f $i.out $i.sent /bin/rm -f $i break else if ($ok == "n" || $ok == "no") then echo `date` "$ident" >>rejectlog ./rej.sh $i /bin/mv -f $i $i.reject /bin/rm -f $i.out break else if ($ok == "h" || $ok == "hold") then /bin/mv -f $i $i.hold /bin/rm -f $i.out break else if ($ok == "p") then /usr/lib/sendmail $mod < $i /bin/rm -f $i $i.out break else if ($ok == "p2") then /bin/mv -f $i $i.pvt /bin/rm -f $i.out break else if ($ok == "q" || $ok == "quit") then exit else if ($ok == "e" || $ok == "edit") then emacs $i.out else if ($ok == "s" || $ok == "show") then more $i.out else if ($ok == "m" || $ok == "mail") then onintr - cat prolog $i.out >$i.mail mm get $i.mail onintr /bin/rm $i.mail else if ($ok == "|" || $ok == "shell") then echo Article is $i $SHELL else echo Respond yes, no, hold, edit, show, m>ail, shell, or quit endif end end
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