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

From: Jes Sorensen
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 07:53:11 EST

>>>>> "Alexey" == Alexey Zaytsev <alexey.zaytsev@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

Alexey> On 08 Aug 2006 13:23:50 +0200, Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> You would make bug reports impossible from normal people who don't
>> want to subscribe fully. It would totally wreck the development
>> model.
Alexey> If they don't want to subscribe, they can just report to the
Alexey> list as usual, theyr mail will be only slightly delayed
Alexey> because of moderation. We could even use some sort of white
Alexey> lists, if a user's mail was once approved, all his further
Alexey> mail will be accepthed without moderation.

At 400-500 mails per day, who is going to handle the moderation? Sure
only a portion would be held back, but there's plenty other work to do
and we want fast turnaround for user bug reports, so if a user is
asked a question he/she can respond quickly with more details.

Moderation is a bad idea, right up there with C++ kernel modules, and
splitting the source code into smaller tarballs. For some reason they
all seem to get proposed again and again on a semi regular basis. If
people would just read the archives.....

Just install a proper spam filter like everyone else.

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