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Re: Spam on Debian lists

Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:40:56 +0200 Jochen Spieker <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > fc:
> > > Why not just restrict it to people who have subscribed?
> > 
> > Because this excludes use cases that are deemed valid by the list
> > masters.
> Like what?

I can't speak for the list masters, but I can speak for use cases that
would exclude that I find valid:

* Posting from a service (such as a mailing list aggregator) which
  presents a single interface accessible without an email client.

* Posting by people who we want to participate in the discussion, but
  who do not (yet) see the benefit to themselves of going through a
  subscription process.

* Cross-posting on multiple forums when a discussion involves parties
  outside Debian, and we don't want the discussion balkanised with some
  people's responses rejected.

There are likely others, but that seems enough to answer the question.

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