From: Wheeler, Fred (Research) <wheeler@cr...> - 2003-02-24 14:09:11
I'd vote against making the list members-only. I don't think the spam is that bad yet, and the
downside is that some potentially helpful posts from non-members will get shut out. I've been quite
frustrated after getting a post bounced from the Xperts group. I had useful information to
contribute about how a Linux XFree86 driver fix also fixed FreeBSD, and I spent a while composing a
detailed follow-up message. Alas, it was rejected because I am not a member of that mailing list.
My concern is that there are people out there with potentially helpful information who don't
subscribe to the list because they would rather read it via the web interface.
Noting that the list is members only on the web site will only inform those who find out about the
list through the web site. People who jump into the web archives of the list via google will not
know that they cannot post to the list.
People are proposing that the Users group be left open. I'm sure everyone on this list is also on
the Users list, so at best the spam would be cut in half.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian.M.Scott@... [mailto:Ian.M.Scott@...]
> Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 4:30 AM
> To: vxl-maintainers@...
> Subject: [Vxl-maintainers] SPAM in vxl-maintainers
> Given the amount of SPAM that appears to be running through
> vxl-maintainers, what does everyone feel
> about making it membership only?
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From: Peter Vanroose <Peter.Vanroose@es...> - 2003-02-24 14:33:42
> People are proposing that the Users group be left open. I'm sure everyone on this list is also on
> the Users list, so at best the spam would be cut in half.
Spam has not been that bad (yet ;-) as compared to spam from other sources
which I'm getting every day.