On Thu 20 May 2010 12:45:23 pm David Nalley wrote:
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Paul W. Frields
> The Infrastructure team reports that we have 220 held messages
> Docs queue as of today. If no one is moderating that queue regularly,
> then in fairness it should be set to reject posts from non-members so
> we are not setting wrong expectations. Also, the longer that queue
> gets the more it can potentially slow down mailman (directory length).
> I already regularly check and prune three other queues regularly. I
> believe this issue has come up before and since we're up against the
> same issue, I'd recommend setting the list to reject by default,
> optionally with a customized, more polite message attached.
+1 for default reject.
I noted Ben's concern, but since no one is manning the queue to begin,
with they are currently unable to communicate with us via the mailing
list sans a subscription.
I don't do much in docs-land (nothing outside of marketing+docs-lands),
but I can clean out a mailing list queue once a week, or more often if
necessary. I've seen lots of other sub-projects send little tidbits here
and there and it would be unfortunate for this to be inhibited by
requiring someone sign up for Yet Another Mailing List. I could probably
also pick up any others if you need me to, Paul.