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Re: Spam in the lists out of control

On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 12:07:42PM -0700, Adam McKenna wrote:
> On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 10:37:00PM +0100, Neil McGovern wrote:
> > Another list that I'm on requires subscription to the list, and
> > subscription to a seperate post-access list, eg:
> > debian-devel (subscription for receiving the list)
> > debian-devel-post (subscription for posting rights)
> I assume you are talking about NANOG.  That mechanism only exists so that
> the nanog "powers that be" can suspend people's posting privileges.

Nope, UKNOT.

> Anyone who is subscribed to a list should be able to post to it.  If
> additional people want to post to a list without subscribing it should be
> fairly trivial to add them to a whitelist.

I agree,
however, the question is if we should make the list postable to only
those who are subscribed, or those on a whitelist. As it stands at the
moment, the list policy, whilst very admirable for it's open access
mentality, is prone to spam.

A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
Q. Why is top posting bad?
gpg key - http://www.halon.org.uk/pubkey.txt ; the.earth.li B345BDD3

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