Moderating the list [was: Python and the need for speed]

breamoreboy at breamoreboy at
Thu Apr 13 17:47:03 EDT 2017

On Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:31:22 AM UTC+1, Tim Golden wrote:
> On 13/04/2017 03:39, Jason Friedman wrote:
> >>
> >> However, it's simply a technical fact: the thing which we moderate is the
> >>> mailing list. We can control which posts make it through from the newsgroup
> >>> by blocking them at the gateway. But the posts will continue to appear on
> >>> comp.lang.python which is, as the description says, unmoderated.
> >>>
> >>
> >> TJG
> >
> >
> > Thank you, Tim and Ethan and the other moderators, for performing that
> > function.
> > It makes the reading experience more pleasant for me.
> >
> I looked, for the first time in a long while, at the GG mirror of the 
> newsgroup. Hadn't realised how much of that really nasty all-caps spam 
> we were blocking. (We set up some gateway rules when that started to 
> become a problem so we just don't see it on the mailing list).
> Most of the time we're just binning run-of-the-mill spam. Doesn't take 
> too much effort if you keep on top of it, but it piles up quickly enough 
> if you leave it for a bit!

I routinely set all of the upper-case crap to "violent content" on GG just as a matter of principle.  There's even been a couple of English versions lately but the filters have stopped them, well done :-)

Kindest regards.

Mark Lawrence.

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