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Re: [SLUG] Mailing list rule changes
- To: Robert Collins <robertc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Mailing list rule changes
- From: Grant Parnell <gripz+slug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 09:47:46 +1100 (EST)
- Cc: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, Robert Collins wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-10-30 at 21:43, Ken Foskey wrote:
> > > > b) Moving to a moderated list.
> > I think this means we allow subscribed members through but people who
> > have not subscribed are subject to a visual check. This is subject to
> > at least 3 volunteers able to perform this task 7 days a week.
> > Does anyone actually want a FULLY moderated list? I wish for it
> > sometimes but generally we are not flaming others except with tongue
> > firmly in cheek.
> Spammers these days forge source addresses - restricting who joins will
> have zip impact on spam - and the reason for the vote is to address the
> 'spam problem'. I have always understood moderated list to mean all
> messages are reviewed.
I'll be voting no to a *fully* moderated list. I agree that spammers
almost always forge email addresses but I disagree that limiting to
'validated subscribers' will have zero impact. The spams that do get
through tend to be from people not on the list. Therefore I will be voting
yes to a moderated list.
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