Seeking co-moderators(s) of the ietf-types list
distobj at acm.org
Mon Jan 24 18:57:43 CET 2005
I already spam-filter a handful of Wikis and mailing lists, so adding
one more to the list wouldn't be a burden for me. Yes, that's an
On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 09:36:07AM -0800, WJCarpenter wrote:
> mb> Perhaps a naive question, but why is this list moderated?
> mw> So that we don't have to receive lots of spam. I assume that this
> Just so. It's undesirable to have moderation, but it's pragmatically
> necessary. Because it's an IETF list, Harald bends over backwards to
> keep away barriers from posting, invite free discussion, etc.
> However, just by the mere fact of having the posting address on
> various web sites, it attracts a *lot* of spam.
> mw> a lot better than have to wade through the 10+ spam per day that
> I long for the "good old days" when spam problems could be described
> in single or double digits. I haven't looked at the numbers lately,
> but it's likely the ietf-types "raw feed" is some 3-digit number of
> spams per day. Considering that in the average month there are
> probably only a dozen or so legitimate messages, well, you can see the
> situation is pretty bad.
> So, as noted, subscribers have direct posting rights (no moderation),
> and non-subscribers go to an administrator queue. It's obvious to a
> human what's legitimate and what's nonsense, but it's something that
> can't yet be turned over completely to automation.
> bill at carpenter.ORG (WJCarpenter) PGP 0x91865119
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Mark Baker. Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. http://www.markbaker.ca
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