Re: Spam on Debian lists
- Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:22:31 +1000
- From: Ben Finney <bignose@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Spam on Debian lists
Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:40:56 +0200 Jochen Spieker <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > 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
* 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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