[UbuntuWomen] Non-members posting! [was] Re: Fwd: [Blueprint community-1311-ubuntu-women] Ubuntu Women Trusty Goals

svakSha svaksha at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 16:58:49 UTC 2014

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 4:41 PM, A. Mani <a.mani.cms at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 9:54 PM, Penelope Stowe <pstowe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I really do think moderation for non-member posts to the list is going to be
>> the most beneficial to Ubuntu Women overall. We're far less likely to miss
>> legitimate posts that way. Keeping spam off the list is important, but it is
>> at least as important to be welcoming and take every opportunity we can to
>> spread knowledge of Ubuntu Women and women in F/OSS.
> Maybe
> 1. non member posts
> 2. non member gets a confirm link to be clicked.
> 3. non member's post goes to moderation queue.
> 4. non member is subscribed auto-magically if post clears moderation.
> 5. Else moderator handles rest of the matter.

I like #4 but its not auto-magical, so if a legit user does not wish
to sub, they can be whitelisted. That said, a quick note about the
"reject" option Penelope raised earlier - that option alerts a spammer
that their spam reached the user (here, a mailing list), so they spam
more.  The discard silently discards so a spammer has no clue if
he/she is actually reaching their target.

A non-mailman example is the "click here if you dont wish to receive
this newsletter" trick button / link that some spammers use - when a
user clicks they just told the spammer that they read his message, so
s/he now adds your id to the validated DB pool they can sell to spam
even more. Hope that explains.

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