List Administration, was: Re: your mail
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Mon Jun 2 09:40:00 PDT 2003
> Jerry McAllister wrote:
> [ ... ]
> > Gee whiz. Another round of this argument. Seems it comes along
> > about every 2 or 3 months and is all the same and seems to generate
> > as much unnecessary traffic as spamers do. It just indicates that
> > the advocates do not understand the function or operation of this list.
> Modern mailing lists are capable of holding unapproved postings for moderator
> approval. If <questions at freebsd.org> was moderated, the spam would be read once
> by a member of the team of moderators, and then discarded rather than being
> forwarded to all of the members of the list.
Yah, and that one has been covered a hundred times too.
You want to pay a couple of full time salaries to people to
sit around and moderate the list, cough up.
> Legitimate list traffic from members of the list would be approved by default,
> with a few exceptions (ie, administrivia postings like "unsubscribe").
> Legitmate list traffic from non-members of the list would be approved after
> moderator review. If there is sufficient interest-- being defined as at least
> two other people who are willing to act as moderators (*)-- I'll set up a
> moderated version of this list and let the user community decide for themselves.
> (*): Having several people moderate makes the task load easier, tends to balance
> out bursts of held postings, and makes a second opinion available for boundary
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