If we want a one-way announcement list, I'd say we're better off either using pypi-announce (which already has some announcements that aren't strictly about PyPI), or setting up a new packaging-announce list.
Another possible middle ground between shuttering the list entirely and
maintaining the spam would be (if possible) to close the list to new
membership, but keep the existing list in place for the purpose of
announcing important changes and things that need community input on the
On 9/21/20 9:50 AM, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> If it's not already the case, could someone configure the list so that only subscribers can send messages?
> If we've already got any obvious anti-spam measures like that in place, then I'm starting to agree that the signal to noise ratio has fallen too low. Of the 10 latest conversations in the archive, 5 are spam, 2 are people announcing that they're leaving the list, 2 real questions getting no discussion, and 1 FYI about a discussion happening on Discourse.
> On Mon, 21 Sep 2020, at 14:33, Paul Moore wrote:
>> I'm going to unsubscribe from this list, as it appears to be getting
>> little but spam any more. I'll still be available on the Packaging
>> To be honest, I think it's time to discontinue this list. But that's
>> for others to decide.
>> Message archived at