Re: Time to forbid non-subscribers from posting to the list?

From: Alexey Zaytsev
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 07:38:56 EST

On 8/8/06, Neil Brown <neilb@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tuesday August 8, alexey.zaytsev@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hello, list.
> What are the objections to makeing lkml and other lists at vget
> subscribers-only?

Yes. Many. I think this is in the FAQ. (hhmm.. just looked, it isn't exactly).

> Non-subscribers messages could still be allowed after moderation.
> I get 1/4 of my spam from lkml, and see no benefit from allowing
> non-subscribers to freely post to the list. If you are not subscribed,
> you just have to wait until your mail gets approved by the moderator,
> and it is not hard to subscribe anyway.

We want to barrier to posting to be low so that people will post bug
reports. We want to hear about bug reports. really really.

Were you volunteering to be a moderator? What sort of minimum delay
would you guarantee :-)

If we had a large moderators group, we could do mail processing within minutes.
I'm not familiar with any mail list systems, is the mail validation
done with a web-interface?
If we could get incoming traffic delivered to the moderator's mailbox,
rather than appear on the web interface, it would be not hard for him
to ack/nack certain e-mails. We could even get the traffic split
betweem moderators, e.g. one gets N e-mails, afters processing them,
he gets an other N e-mails, and if he does not process theese e-mails
within M hours, they are sent to an other moderator. But here it's
only my imagination, maybe people with some mailing list
administration experience could give more ideas. And yes, if the
moderators group is large enough, I'm ready to come in.


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