members only mailing off

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Thu May 3 07:54:45 EDT 2007

On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 12:56:42AM -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> On Thu, 3 May 2007 01:44:16 -0400, Luke Schierer wrote
> > After a comment by Ethan, and in wanting to lower the bar for moving
> > long discussions out of the bug tracker, I have turned off the
> > requirement that only members can post to this mailing list.
> > 
> > This will mean at least some spam will come through, since I have
> > already seen 4 items of spam held for moderation.
> > 
> > Sorry for any trouble this will cause.  If it causes too much 
> > trouble, I will re-enable the membership requirement.
> > 
> > luke
> For the record I think that's a bad idea.  The amount of spam on this mailing
> list will continue to increase.  Turning on members-only posting is a really
> easy way to block it.  It seems like if someone brings a discussion from a bug
> tracker to the mailing list, the person who does so will be a subscriber
> anyway (probably one of us devs).
> -Mark

But the person in the bug report might very well not be.  I'm thinking
of bug 414 in particular, but other similar cases have happened in our

*shrugs* I suspect you are correct though.  

Ethan will probably say that this is a problem solvable by spamprobe.
We'll see.  I dislike both routes.


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