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Re: mailing list moderation

From: Bart 'plors' Hakvoort
Subject: Re: mailing list moderation
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 09:19:06 +0100

On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 18:26 -0600, Karl Berry wrote:
>     Bart> Could you give me an estimate of how much time would be involved in
>     moderation?
> A few minutes per day.  Is that doable?
> I can help moderate if need be.

It is, i'm happy to help :)

>     Leslie> - this list can't be subscriber-only as it is intended for bug
>        reporting by everyone.
> Of course.  I can see I should have been more explicit in my mail.  The
> idea is certainly not to require subscriber only.  But that does not
> mean having to accept any mail that comes in.  All that has to happen is
> to set (in the mailman interface) generic_nonmember_action=hold at
> privacy->sender and then check once a day (or so) for real messages to
> approve.  (You're probably already aware of this option, just stating it
> out loud.)
> It could also be helpful to add address@hidden as a moderator, to
> autodelete most spam.
>     - we can hardly spend time on moderation.
> If you have no time for it, I understand.  I can recruit others who can.
> We don't just want to keep going with generic_nonmember_action=accept;
> that too has its major problems, namely spam in the archives and
> too-frequent blacklisting of lists.gnu.org.
> Thanks,
> karl

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