[ILUG] Re: Your message to ILUG awaits moderator approval
jeroen at unfix.org
Sun Nov 12 01:29:57 GMT 2006
Colm Buckley wrote:
> On 11 Nov 2006, at 08:51, Brian Foster wrote:
>> the new anti-spam system doesn't like me (I think
>> I know why, and that is NOT what this posting is
>> about). above is the autoreply I got. please note
>> it is Highly Misleading: ILUG is not a members-only
>> list. posts by non-subscribers are welcome, it's
>> just now the (first?) such post is human-filtered
>> as an anti-spam measure.
> Good point; I'll change the message tomorrow.
Hmmm, can I suggest that you turn off the message ;)
Most of the messages that get stuck in the moderator queue will most
likely be spam or viruses as the moderators will most likely white-list
the people who send mail from non-subscribed addresses.
The only 'side effect' that this will have is that people who are not
subscribed and who post will think that their message didn't arrive, as
they don't see it in their other mail account with which they did subscribe.
Thus for that reason, might I also suggest that the "About ILUG" at:
gets updated to include text in the style of the following to clarify
the behavior of the list (change text for brevity and grammar ;) :
ilug at linux.ie is the principal mailing list of the Irish Linux Users
Group (ILUG). Any discussion related to the adoption and use of Linux in
Ireland, and to the aims of the group, is welcome.
Subscription is suggested as non-subscribed posts are moderated by a
moderation team. To avoid having to wait for the moderators (reachable
at moderators at linux.ie) to approve the posting, one can either subscribe
or ask for whitelisting of their address. Subscription is the fastest
route. One can have multiple subscriptions if wanted and configure one
(or more if wanted) to deliver or to not-deliver messages from the list
to that address. Non-delivery subscriptions can thus be used as a way to
The moderation of non-subscribed posts was voted for at the 2006 AGM due
to the large amounts of spam and viruses being sent to the list.
This also implies that a moderators at linux.ie alias gets created so that
people who have problems with the list have a point where they can
complain ;) Altough listmaster@ also exists and could fit that bill.
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