[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Looking for additional moderators for this list

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Fri Sep 19 11:54:50 BST 2008

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 01:45:36AM +1000, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> I'm looking for people to help with moderation of this list.
> Moderators will be notified via e-mail whenever a new message gets caught in 
> the moderation queue. Their responsibility is to log into the moderation 
> interface and allow/deny these messages based on whether they are relevant to 
> the list. It's a very simple job, but I just haven't had the time to do it 
> properly.
> Please contact me if you're interested. For quality control purposes, I'll 
> only accept people who have good track records in the ubuntu-l10n-en-gb team 
> (i.e. have made many good contributions over a period of time).

I don't have enough of a track record here to qualify, but I do moderate
quite a number of Ubuntu lists (including ubuntu-devel-announce and
ubuntu-devel, which get a lot of spam traffic) so can share some
experience. Have you tried using the listadmin package? It really makes
moderation a lot easier, as you don't have to deal with clicking around
in mailman's web interface.

You just need a ~/.listadmin.ini that looks like this:

  log /home/yourusername/.listadmin.log
  username your-email-address at example.org
  adminurl https://{domain}/mailman/admindb/{list}
  password moderation-password-for-list
  ubuntu-l10n-eng at lists.ubuntu.com
  password moderation-password-for-other-list
  ubuntu-something-else at lists.ubuntu.com

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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