[svlug] (forw) Post to svlug-announce; my error

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Mar 7 13:05:24 PST 2006

Quoting Bill Kendrick (nbs at sonic.net):

> Personally, I've set them to 'discard' with notifications sent to me.

Yeah, that's what I meant -- as to _spam_.

We don't want to reject legitimate posts from non-subscribed addresses, 
especially since those would usually turn out (if you were to closely
examine the subscriber roster) to be from a subscriber who forgot to use
his/her subscribed sending address, and absent-mindedly switched to GMail,
etc.  So, I check a box to add that variant posting address to the "let
these through in the future" list.

Anyhow, listadmins/moderators get notices of all autodiscards, which
gives us the opportunity to fix any erroneous discards.  (Fortunately,
I've yet to see that arise.)

> Your above description of how you administer the list would be good to have
> written down, if it's not already.  (Crud, I'm not sure LUGOD has exact list
> admin'ing instructions written down, come to think of it!)

Yeah, but one problem is that _how_ to do that is largely experience and
a little hard to articulate -- not to mention laziness in the Larry Wall
"virtues of programmers" sense of the term.  ;->

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