Turning off List Subscription?

Chris Roberts chris.roberts at croberts.org
Mon Mar 23 18:18:26 UTC 2015

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-------- Original message --------
From: Chris Roberts <chris.roberts at croberts.org>
Date:03/23/2015 2:17 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: jzb at redhat.com, Fedora Marketing team <marketing at lists.fedoraproject.org>
Subject: RE: Turning off List Subscription?

+1 to jzb's idea of turning it off. The only thing I would like to add is that we add to to marketing join wiki page for the mailing list that there is a manual approval process so there might be delays.  Just so we don't deter future contributors.


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-------- Original message --------
From: Joe Brockmeier <jzb at redhat.com>
Date:03/23/2015 2:10 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: marketing at lists.fedoraproject.org
Subject: Re: Turning off List Subscription?

On 03/23/2015 12:26 PM, beta tester wrote:
> If they dont want let them unsubscribe theres not much that can actually
> be done.

They're not subscribed. There's some bot or something that's
auto-filling the form to request a subscription - so they don't actually
subscribe, they just get the confirmation.

Problem is, it looks like anybody getting this from us is also getting
sent to a bunch of other mailman lists - so the effect is a bunch of
(what seems to them to be) spam.

The other reason I think we might consider turning this off for a while
- if enough people are getting this, it means there's some percentage
just clicking some variation of "mark as spam" -- which could result in
traffic from our lists getting a higher spam score.


Joe Brockmeier | Principal Cloud & Storage Analyst
jzb at redhat.com | http://community.redhat.com/
Twitter: @jzb  | http://dissociatedpress.net/

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