Was: Shuttleworth (SABDFL) wants to shutdown this ubuntu.user list
Amedee Van Gasse
amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Fri Sep 30 15:45:51 UTC 2011
On Fri, September 30, 2011 17:38, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Amedee Van Gasse
> <amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be>wrote:
>> On Thu, September 29, 2011 17:23, Rashkae wrote:
>> > My idea is simply that mailman requires a function to 'lock a thread'.
>> > When invoked by a moderator, any reply to any message in that
>> > thread gets rejected. I see no reason why this would not be
>> > trivial to implement. Sure, it would be easy for people to work
>> > but only a few would, and those can be dealt with directly as
>> > misbehaving agents. I think that effectively disabling people's
>> > button to an unwanted discussion thread would solve 90% of the
>> > with a list like this.
>> Due to the nature of SMTP (SIMPLE mail transfer protocol), this would be
>> (almost) impossible to implement.
>> There's a feature similar to this on Google Groups, and I like it a lot.
> That one actually works
> on new accounts. In the groups I manage, each new member is set on
> moderation status,
> so that I have to approve or reject their messages. As it works for me,
> they never post
> there's no problem. If their first post is reasonable, I remove the
> moderation. I can restore
> the moderation or ban the user for future infractions, but I've never had
> to. In practice, this
> filters out the folks who join just to spam the group. It's low
> for me because
> I get an email whenever I have to take action, and this is just for each
> user's first post. When
> there are no first posts, I don't even have to think about it. The result
> for members is also
> good: they haven't seen spam in years.
> It would be interesting to see if the list could have a selective "hold
> moderate" feature
> like this.
I'm sorry, but the feature that you describe in great detail (and I know
about it, I have run mailman lists in the past) is totally different from
the feature that the OP requested.
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