Re: [Spi-private] Re: Please moderate the SPI mailing lists

From: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere(at)hungry(dot)com>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: [Spi-private] Re: Please moderate the SPI mailing lists
Date: 2006-06-06 09:08:09
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[Josip Rodin]
> Both of these valid ideas can be integrated, for example with the
> holding mechanism that Mailman has. However, before that, it would
> be useful if someone counted how much spam there was and how much
> valid mail was from non-subscribed addresses. Then it would be
> easier to decide whether it's worth the effort to hold all posts
> from non-subscribers, or if it's better to reject them, or to lower
> SA scores, or do nothing or something fifth.

Even if the number of posts from non-subscribers is very low, it
should still be possible for them to post to spi-general, and because
of this I believe the only option is to hold such messages for
moderation instead of rejecting them.

There is heaps of spam on spi-general@, and almost no real messages.
I suspect the latter is an effect of the former.

I am still willing to moderate the list as long as it will work with
the listadmin script, and believe spi-general should be set up to
allow direct posting by all subscribers and hold all messages from
non-subscribers for approval. It is possible to add the few regular
non-subscriber posters to a whitelist and thus make sure their posts
make it directly to the list.

But at least one of the mailman admins were negative to doing this
right away. Not sure if he changed his mind.

It would also help a lot to have the spi-general mailing list
available on It is best when the list administrators
request the list to be added using <URL:>.

Petter Reinholdtsen


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