Mailman, the manager for the mailing list doesn’t offer any such option. The closest that could be done is if a topic just goes on too long, a filter could be added to the list configuration which holds for moderation messages which match the subject. The problem is that if someone changes the subject slightly, it might not get caught by the filter depending on how detailed the filter was.

On Dec 3, 2019, at 2:18 PM, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer <> wrote:

I suggest we find a way to close a mail thread. Obviously we can't stop people from sending mails,  but, like when a mod sees the topic has been juiced out, he closes the topic which practically means:

if mailman sees mails being sent to a topic closed by a mod, it does not relay it to the list.

It is normally difficult to say when a topic has been juiced out (the essentials have been said, with no new inputs). One might close the topic prematuraly. So, a time-based automatic closing might be better. Example: After 5 days, a topic is closed. A mod can extend the closing though.

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