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Re: Spam in the lists out of control

On Wed, 12 May 2004, Henning Makholm wrote:

> Scripsit Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>
> > On Wed, 12 May 2004, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > > This would, over time, harm Debian much more than it will that we
> > > people inside occasionally have to spend a few seconds skipping over
> > > spam on the lists.
> > A few seconds multiplied by several thousand subscribers, and not
> > occasionally, but daily. The cost of spam should not be underestimated.
> You apparently overestimate it if you think it is worse than the cost
> of pissing off upstream authors, prospective helpers and developers,
> and therefor missing out on valuable technical information.

If "we" all subscribed to the whitelist, we would surely have plenty of time
to moderate those legitimate posts from ocasional foreigners.

If we implement a moderation scheme, would people who post to the lists
regularly but are not subscribed be willing to subscribe to the whitelist if
they knew that by doing so they are helping the moderators?

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