[OT] get rid of OT

rikona rikona at sonic.net
Thu Sep 29 15:20:41 UTC 2011

Another approach might be more fruitful. It is evident that there are
a number of people who really like to post OT stuff. Trying to silence
these people by moderation is, as we can already see, fraught with
problems. Giving them a good place to post OT material might solve a
lot of the problem.

What they need is an easy-as-possible alternative mailing list. The
bikeshed forum alternative is NOT good - javascript, ads, and way too
much other googleness. I am amazed that, with all the tech folks here,
SOMEONE could not start a 'real' mailing list something like UB-OT, or
if it needs more obfuscation, UBOT.

When that is set up and running, each email in need of moderation
would give the suggestion to move it to the OT **mailing** list [not
forum], and include the subscribe info. At that point, any
continuation could be moderated, since there is a *good* alternative.

Is there NOBODY here willing to set up such a 'real' mailing list? I
would think that with all the technical capabilities here, we would
already have such a MAILING LIST.

This was done for Mandrake and worked very well. Why not here? This
issue keeps coming up over, and over, and over...

Best regards,

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