[Beowulf] RFC: Restrict posting to subscribers only ?

Prentice Bisbal prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Fri Aug 24 11:12:35 PDT 2012


African or European?


On 08/24/2012 12:10 PM, Joe Landman wrote:
> I am thinking we need a Monty Python Captcha
>
> "What is your name"
>
> "What is your quest"
>
> "What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow"
>
> ...
>
>
> On 08/24/2012 09:01 AM, Christopher Samuel wrote:
>> On 08/24/2012 10:03 PM, Bogdan Costescu wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>> Well in the 6 hours since I last checked at work there have were over 30
>> new messages waiting to be processed, of which 1 was from a subscriber
>> still moderated and 1 was a legitimate post from a non-member
>> (presumably subscribed at a different address as they replied to my list
>> post).
>>
>> The other 30 plus were just spam.
>>
>>> OTOH, I hope that archives (wherever they are) remain publicly available.
>> I don't think anyone is planning to change those at all.
>>
>> http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/
>>
>>> We should be very thankful to Don Becker for doing a wonderful job
>>> with the list for many years :)
>> Oh indeed!  Very much so...
>>
>> All the best,
>> Chris
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