flood of msgs to list (and request for volunteer moderators!)

John H Terpstra - Samba Team jht at samba.org
Mon Oct 19 17:39:50 MDT 2009

On 10/19/2009 06:22 PM, tridge at samba.org wrote:
> Hi All,
> You may have noticed a flood of old messages on the list today. This
> is because I just went through the moderator backlog in mailman,
> accepting messages from people who were not subscribed.
> To prevent a flood like this in the future I'd like to get one or two
> volunteers to act as moderators for samba-technical. The way it works
> is this:
>  - messages from subscribers go through with no moderation
>  - messages from non-subscribers cause an email to the moderators, who
>    then login to the mailman moderation interface (once every few days
>    is fine)
>  - in the moderation interface the moderator does the following
>     1) if the posting looks genuine, then accept it, and mark the
>     person as "always accept" from now on. That way if people send
>     from the wrong address they don't need to fix their subscription.
>     2) if the posting looks bogus (spam) then discard it, and mark the
>     address as "always discard"
>>From experience with other lists, I think two volunteer moderators
> will be plenty. Any volunteers? 
> Cheers, Tridge

I will again start moderating samba-technical.  Sorry, I let go of it
and have just focused on the samba list.  Will do my best to keep the
backlog cleared.

- John T.

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