[Beowulf] RFC: Restrict posting to subscribers only ?

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 05:27:52 PDT 2012


A few others and myself have been moderating the list to ensure only legit
subscribers get through. With that being said there are quite a fair bit of
emails coming in from non subscribers which is proving rather hard to keep
up with.

On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 2:03 PM, Bogdan Costescu <bcostescu at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 3:06 AM, Christopher Samuel
> <samuel at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> > I'd like to solicit opinions from list members on changing the policy
> > of the list on messages from non-subscribers from the current default
> > of holding them for moderation to the position of rejecting them (with
> > an explanatory message).
>
> Does someone have a figure of how many non-subscribers posts we are
> talking about ? I have the impression that lately I've seen only
> messages coming from "regulars". If non-subscribers post very little,
> then such a change would not be very annoying IMHO.
>
> OTOH, I hope that archives (wherever they are) remain publicly available.
>
> > The reason is that currently us new list admins get many dozens of
> > spams a day being held for moderation
>
> We should be very thankful to Don Becker for doing a wonderful job
> with the list for many years :)
>
> Cheers,
> Bogdan
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Jonathan Aquilina
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