members only mailing off
lschiere at pidgin.im
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).
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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