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Re: Request for help - cleaning spam from the debian-boot mailing list archive

On Monday 04 May 2009, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > 2) this then needs to be reviewed by multiple DDs (using the new
> > tools)
> Is there a way, with that step, to know *how many* left messages there
> are?

The page where you select a mailing list shows how many nominated messages 
there are to be reviewed and how many have already been reviewed by you.

> When going to these new tools, recorded "spam" messages are shown in
> batches of 10 and clicking on "Send an continue" shows you with
> another batch of 10 and so on....in a more or less "random" order.
> So, indeed, there is no indication whether we a re "close to the end"
> or far away from it, etc...

Well, new messages will be nominated all the time, especially if enough 
people respond to this RFH.

> I have seen this page:
> http://lists.debian.org/archive-spam-removals/review/stats.html
> But I don't know if some of the numbers here are meaningful wrt this
> taks of reviewing reported spam.

Take a look at http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/SpamClean, the 
second table, which has these statistics for d-boot. That shows we now 
have 18297 nominations in total for 4657 different messages. Of these 659 
are "considered" (have received enough nominations to get to the review 
stage), so IIUC that's the number that needs to be reviewed and that 
should probably be the total you see for d-boot when you select the list 
for reviewing.

There have been 591 reviews (although I doubt that number a bit) and the 
end result is that so far 16 messages have been removed from the archive.

I have some questions about some of the numbers and will send a mail to 
listmasters a bit later to request clarification.


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