[Mailman-Users] To restrict sending email messages per day
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Jul 16 05:18:19 CEST 2013
Richard Damon writes:
> On 7/15/13 4:03 PM, Nezih Yasar wrote:
> > We have enough additional lists sharing the traffic but this is an alumni
> > list without moderation. It has a central role. Each alumni has a right to
> > affiliate the list.
OK. I still suspect that starting a new list for active discussants
would be useful as part of a strategy to deal with this, but it has
> > Our members agree on two-mail-per-day restriction convinced that it
> > disciplines writing to this central list. So this is a rule in our
> > procedural document which is like a regulatory framework.
OK. It's really important that you have the backing of the
membership, in my experience. Most people like having a strong list
owner who enforces such rules that are generally and publicly agreed,
but if it looks like you're making up a new rule, people you really
want on your side will fear you are setting up as censor. (Even if
it's a very objective rule like "2 per day".)
> > I am not sure whether this situation requires such a tool, some of our
> > members demand it.
> One simple solution is once you detect the violator, put them on
> moderation and actively limit their posting.
I agree with Richard, this is the quick and simple solution. You
probably should discuss it with the community before implementing it,
It has a number of social advantages. The offenders (against the
community custom) are punished, and feel an appropriate amount of
pain. The pain can be calibrated (by the frequency of moderation,
once a day, once every other day, etc, and by the length of time the
member is place on moderation).
I'll think about writing a "PosterThrottle" handler to implement your
requirements, but it will take a week or two.
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