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Re: Mailing List Question

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, lockhart(at)fourpalms(dot)org,Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Mailing List Question
Date: 2002-03-29 05:54:09
Message-ID: 200203290554.g2T5s9113355@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Tom Lane wrote:
> 
> > Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)fourpalms(dot)org> writes:
> > > imho we should disable *any* special handling of posts to the mailing
> > > lists.
> >
> > It would be interesting to try that for awhile and see if the cure is
> > worse than the disease or not.  How many clueless "uns*bscr*be" requests
> > will hit the lists if there are no filters?
> 
> To be honest, not many ... 50% of what I have to moderate are plain and
> simply spam (and that isn't an exaggeration, I wiped out something like
> 150 out of 350 messages the other day) ... maybe about 25% are duplicate
> postings ... I'd say <1% are subscribe/unsubscribe ... and the rest are
> mostly from ppl not subscribed to the lists at all ...

Let me add that I have looked at some non-pg lists and it looks terrible
to see spam in there, right in the archives.  Marc's manual review is
clearly keeping our list of a high quality.  Removing the admin keyword
blocks should fix most of our problems.

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