Hi all, Yes, I do mean all: D-I team, D-I users, lurkers, everybody! Now that the listmasters have created a working toolset to actually remove spam from the mailing list archives , it seems like a good idea to make a coordinated effort to clean spam from the list archives. The removal of spam gets done in three stages: 1) a spam message needs to be reported by multiple people (using the "Report as spam" button displayed at the top of each message) 2) this then needs to be reviewed by multiple DDs (using the new tools) 3) the actual removal The call for help here is mainly for 1) and is something everybody can help with. To make sure not too many people work on the same messages, I've created a wiki page to coordinate this step: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/SpamClean The idea is that you add your name/nick/initials when you start the review of a months. 3 or 4 people for each month should be enough. Please do review the complete month when you add your name! But we'll also need a few DDs doing 2) on a regular basis. I myself have today done 1) for the months Jan-Apr of 2009 and 2) for all open reports. I intend to continue working on this for the next few months. This also showed that the three-step procedure is very much needed: even with the safeguards there were surprisingly many messages reported as spam that were valid messages. I'm looking forward to a cleaner archive! If we share the workload a bit, that should be possible. Cheers, FJP  http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/04/msg00012.html (item: RFH: Removing spam from the listarchive) http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/ListMaster/ListArchiveSpam
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