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Re: Dealing with the spam on the debian-www list

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 10:11:32PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I know I'm not the only one getting sick of the moron spammers
> flooding this mailing list. There's so much garbage from so many
> idiots that it's a struggle to filter them out effectively.
> So, I've spoken to the listmaster team about making this list
> "moderated" rather than "open". What does that mean? Mails from
> subscribers would go through to the list; mails from non-subscribers
> would be held back for moderation by humans. We'd need some
> responsible people to act as moderators, and I volunteer to help
> here. Carsten also volunteered on IRC, and I'm thinking a third person
> would be enough to give us good coverage.
> We don't have *very* much genuine traffic on the list - a quick skim
> through the archives from the last few months shows the following
> *rough* count:
>                        ham       spam
> September 2019          48         27
> October 2019            62         19
> November 2019           75         17
> December 2019 (so far)  33         23
> What do you think? Is this the right thing to do?

Given the low signal-to-noise ratio, your suggestion definitely seems
like the right thing to do.


Roberto C. Sánchez

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