Re: Spam on Debian lists (was: Actually)
- Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:22:19 +0900
- From: Joel Rees <joel.rees@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Spam on Debian lists (was: Actually)
On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 6:52 AM, Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:40:56 +0200 Jochen Spieker <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > Actually -- does anyone monitor this list for this type of stuff?
>> You have no idea *how much* spam is blocked by the work of the list
>> masters. But it's not that anybody monitors all of the almost 300
>> Debian lists¹ with thousands of posts each day.
>> > I see these types of things come through periodically -- and 1
>> > delete on the front end could prevent a lot of woe.
>> Your help is appreciated:
>> Obviously, this only affects the archive after all subscribers already
>> received the spam message. Moderating all Debian lists is not a job
>> that anybody wants to do (and it wouldn't even be appreciated).
>> > *Even more so* -- it seems like unauthorized users can email this
>> > list?
>> > Why not just restrict it to people who have subscribed?
>> Because this excludes use cases that are deemed valid by the list
> Like what?
> Why not this: To post or reply to the list, you must be
> a subscriber; but to read/browse (even search archives, etc.), you
> do not. This is the way most of the lists I've been involved with have
> been set up. Works quite well controlling spurious posting by 'bots.
> One list I used required annual renewal..
How do you limit posts to subscribers?
What happens when you need an answer, but you don't have access to a
functional machine that you can trust?
Also, I think there is a web forum that functions more or less as you describe:
I'm imagining I'm a novelist:
More of my delusions: