FUDCon EMEA (Paris), Hotel booking has started!

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 17:51:14 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 06:34:23AM -0700, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
> On 06/20/2012 08:09 AM, Stanislav Ochotnicky wrote:
> >Seriously? My original message rejected because I am not subscribed? Not
> >even held for manual inspection? Just plain sent to a sinkhole? Thanks.
> >So I'm spending time trying to help and that's the reply I get? I'd
> >suggest looking at the mailing list settings, because they seem medieval
> >to me.
> >
> >(10 second pause)
> >OK. Frustration vented somewhat, but seriously. Ccing list admins to
> >reconsider the settings. Or perhaps you are receiving tons of spam
> >otherwise?
> Honestly - I have no idea/recollection about the spam (since
> apparently it's going to a black hole of doom now and not being held
> for moderation, hard to say :D) levels historically, and I didn't
> set up the mailing list originally.  Paul - I know a while back you
> were looking at some of the lists with heavy-spam-patterns, was this
> one of the lists in question?
> That said, if it's anything like the other lists I am on that have
> moderation for non-members, yeah, there's potentially a crapton of
> spam.  This list does have mails from fedoraproject.org whitelisted
> (with some explicit spammy addresses blacklisted, like postmaster,
> etc), and I just added redhat.com mails as well, since we can
> probably expect that there are some redhat folks who may inquire
> about fudcons.
> Let's see what Paul has to say about if this was one of the lists
> that got mega-spam.

Yes, this was a list that received a *LOT* of spam in the past,
directly equating to a deluge of moderation every day for admins.
That's why we don't auto-hold everything.  Terribly sorry this
impacted you Stanislav, your help is certainly appreciated!  Hopefully
the additional whitelisting of redhat.com should help.

One thing I do with lists where I don't really want to read everything
but where I do pop in to help out occasionally: Subscribe and then set
to NOMAIL, allowing my posts but keeping delivery quiet.  Perhaps that
might help as general guidance for occasional helpers?

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