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    Even a blog post needs tags, categories, and images. When it comes to stock images, there are two sites that have a wide selection of free to use, no credit required works:

    Strong disagree here. I’m a firm believer of the “clear and cold” writing style: your writing should be clear and concise. The reader isn’t there for your memes or hero headers or zany gifs. They’re there for your words. If an image doesn’t make the words clearer, then it doesn’t belong.

    Case in point: at 97 KB, your typewriter image is the heaviest thing on the site. All it does is make me have to scroll in order to read your actual content.

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      The useless practice of hero images has become so prevalent that I acquired a habit of scrolling past them without even looking.

      The memes also have negative value because they take up space but carry no information.

      Related to this, in newspaper articles I often see random images that have nothing to do with the article like, say, a man waiting for a bus in an article about mass transit. To add insult to injury, it’s also captioned with “A man waiting for a bus”.

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        I do agree with you for images, but not for tags and categories. Sometimes I stumble upon a great article on a subject and would like to find more articles from the same author on this subject. When there are tags, they are often useful, when there is not… you have to go the the archives (that sometimes you cannot even have…) and ctrl+f on several pages several key words to find what you’re looking for. Sometimes, some Google foo helps but sometimes not.

        To me it’s like some blogs that don’t serve RSS because the author don’t use it himself. This drives me mad.

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          It seems many recommend the use of these header images to increase engagement. Of course, this is often from SEO websites that may do that to compensate for lack of contents. And there is no source for such a claim. I didn’t find if there was any appropriate research work on this topic. I also don’t like to scroll an unrelated image to see content, but maybe many people find it engaging.

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            To be precise: to increase engagement on social media, for the post to have a thumbnail.

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          Could someone enlighten me how do spamd and rspamd compare? AFAIKnew, Rspamd is the fancy new thing, and I see spamd is similarly aged, but I actually haven’t heard about spamd before.

          I’m kind of freshly into mailservers, doing some reading to set up or create my own mailserver (https://twitter.com/feilermichal/status/999724341611909120 — I tweeted this (“I really want to write my own mail server for myself.”) on May 24, before hearing about that effort (I only learned about it today from @romanzolotarev’s tweet))

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            OpenBSD spamd is dead simple, it just whitelists servers that are good actors. It’s not like rspamd at all: rspamd is more like spamassassin, providing a suite of different spam detection strategies along with some end user tooling.

            OpenBSD spamd literally just rejects mail from a new IP for a period of time, and then whitelists the server if it properly handles delivery retry, assuming that spam servers won’t do that. The technique is called greylisting. It’s a fairly legitimate assumption, but it’s problematic for small deployments dealing with mainstream mail providers. How many gmails will spamd delay before it “learns” all the gmail IPs?

            It’s behavior is a tiny bit more sophisticated than that, but that’s the basic idea. It doesn’t provide anything like using external whitelists or blacklists, checking SPF or DKIM, statistical analyzers, or any of the normal features you might expect from a spam filter. It’s very much an 80/20 tool. Also, rspamd implements greylisting, so you don’t need spamd if you use rspamd.

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              IME “learning” all the gmail IPs doesn’t take overly long. Just a minor annoyance when the server is new.

              Outlook360, though, does retries from a different IP every time, so greylisting basically blocks email from there (easy to special case in config) and first email from a new service can be a bit slow when making new accounts.

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                Woah, I hope there will be a possibility to use rspamd with this new project.