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On (31/05/05 16:34), Joe Fitzsimons didst pronounce:
> > Or, we could just ignore this thread in future when it crops up again. I
> > think I've seen it upwards of 5 times recently, and it's always the same
> > arguments from either side. That said though, I haven't read any of this
> > thread.
>> The very fact that the thread keeps reappearing is a sign that there are at
> least some (quite vocal) members who have a problem with the current setup.
To me, it's a sign that people don't search the archives before bringing
up a topic like this again.
> Yes, we could ignore them, but wouldn't it be better if we could address the
> problem? Adding a header keeps the list open, however people can effectively
> have a closed list (if they so desire) by filtering all the non-member
I don't see it as a problem -- it's a "feature" :) The list needs to be
open to encourage new Linux users to post their problems / findings etc.
without having to be subscribed. One of ILUG's reasons for existing is
to encourage the use of GNU/Linux among the masses. If the list is
closed to member-only posting, it'll more than likely dissuade new users
to post, and will only aid in the common view of Linux users being an
elitist group who can't be approached.
The greylisting is working brilliantly, from what I can see. I've gotten
about 1 spam to my ILUG folder in months, because of the greylisting and
my SA setup. It's not difficult to filter the crap and allow through
what you want to see, so why not make the effort client-side, and leave
the list the way it is? Or, at least, future posts could be more along
the lines of "I'm getting X amount of spam through ILUG -- is there
anything I can do to prevent it?", rather than "Can the list be
member-posting only so I don't get as much spam from it?".
Chat ya later,
BOFH excuse #177: sticktion
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