[This is about the mailing list, not about Python development]
That python-dev-owner has gotten two complaints about this message so
far suggests I should explain what's going on ;-)
New list members are automatically moderated. Their posts sit in a
moderation queue waiting for moderator action.
While python-dev has several "official" moderators, best I can tell
I'm the only one who has reviewed these messages for years.
So - yup! - I approved this spam. The Subject was legit, the email
address was from Google rather than, e.g., some obscure Russian host,
and the link was to a site with an obviously computer-related name.
"Good enough". Usually, but not in this case.
So, sorry, but sometimes one of these just will slip through. I've
since fiddled the list to auto-discard future posts from this address,
but have no ability to purge the spam from the list archives.
There are other not-spam but "low quality" messages I've let through
too, since the list migrated to Mailman 3. That's because we lost
some very useful moderator functionality (which I've griped about on a
Mailman 3 issue tracker):
- It's no longer possible to forward a message from the queue to a
different address. So, e.g., rather than throw them away, I've let
through some newbie messages that I would previously have forwarded to
the Python help list.
- It's no longer possible to write custom text for a "Reject" action.
So, again, rather than throw away messages that should obviously be
posted to a different list, with the author getting nothing but a
generic explanation-free "rejected" message, I've let them through.
Yes, I _could_ use my own my email account and copy/paste/fiddle to
forward/reply in such cases, independent of Mailman functionality.
And sometimes I do. But there's only so much time I can give to this,
and some days I settle for clearing the queue just as quickly as
Some of that will get better if/when Mailman 3 restores lost
functionality, but I doubt anything can be done that stops spam 100%
short of erring on the side of rejecting marginally legit messages
too. But that's not how my brain is wired, so you would need a
different moderator if that's what you want.
In the meantime, I'll continue cashing my lavish moderator checks and
just laugh at complaints ;-)
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