[Mailman-Developers] One more wish
Thu, 3 Jan 2002 10:35:32 -0800
>Another wish... probation. I had a system with Majordomo, daily
>cron rotation of subscriber files, that I liked, hackish as it
>was. New subscribers were unable to send mail to a particular large
>and active list for a period of time (five days in my case) after
>subscribing. This was to force new subscribers to read the list traffic
>and figure out, as much as they could in five days, list culture and
>what is acceptable. That list has lots of "juvenile" subscribers,
>and the probation period is (was) useful to temper their behavior.
A probation period would be a nice spam-deterrent also; I'm pretty
sure we've had at least one person subscribe first, then send
advertising immediately, to one of our lists.
The more restrictions there are, the poorer the people become. The
greater the government=B9s power, the more chaotic the nation would
become. The more the ruler imposes laws and prohibitions on his
people, the more frequently evil deeds would occur.
--The Silence of the Wise: The Sayings of Lao Zi