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  • Both email and usenet messages have unique message-IDs. I presume that when a report hits the cpan-testers list and gets copied to the nntp version of the list, the message-id is preserved. So the simple solution is to accept subject lines like "CANCEL <>".

    Or let people cancel their results interactively through a web shite.

    • Whether it uses the message-ID or the NNTP id is secondary, it's whether the cancellation is from the original tester that's the important bit.

      Cancelling through a website would be better, but it still needs a method to verify that the cancellation request came from the original tester.

      I would expect cancellations to only happen occasionally, so having an administrator just verify the request wouldn't be too bad. If it got to be a regular occurance then it would likely indicate a bug that needs fixing before testing continues.