On Sun, Dec 10, 2006 at 04:41:03PM +1030, Clytie Siddall wrote:
On 10/12/2006, at 12:27 AM, Josef Vybiral wrote:
>Thanks for your vote [to make the list subscriber-only]
If it weren't for SpamAssassin running on my ISP's servers, and
SpamSieve at my end, all you'd see would be a hand waving feebly out
of a huge pile of spam. So I'm glad I _could_ vote!
>>I think it's our only choice. Over 65% increase in spam recently, and
>>it's no longer an amateur activity: it's organized crime . :(
>I agree, the only benefit users have is that they can freely post
>messages here and imo if they want to report a bug in translation or
>offer some help, then the registration will not be a problem for them.
Nearly all the project lists I'm subbed to are subscriber-only. I
think it's what most people expect nowadays. As far as new users or
people not expecting sub-only are concerned, we can keep an eye on
the moderation queue for a month or so, and see how many genuine
emails we get. I would be willing to help with that.
Okay, I've gone ahead and set the list to post by member only. That's a
good point that more and more lists are going this way, so it's not
going to be much surprise for people.
It sounds like a good plan to keep an eye on the moderation queue for a
month or so, and thanks for volunteering. That will help make the
transition less abrupt for people. I've added you and cornelius
as moderators for this list.
After a month, or whenever you two feel the time is right, let me know
and we can switch the list to reject non-member posts.
It's an easy mistake to make, and with the stats for female
participation in free software so low, it's an understandable error,
Early on in the project, we badly lacked representation from both
genders, so it's great to have a good mix now. :-)