[spambayes-dev] require subscription?

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 04:38:54 CET 2004

[Skip Montanaro]
> I'll help out.  Any potential European moderators?
> You might want to take a look at the mmfold.py script at
>    http://manatee.mojam.com/~skip/python/
> I normally drive it with a small a shell function:
>    mmcheck ()
>    {
>        for url in http://mail.python.org/mailman/admindb/python-mode \
>                   http://mail.python.org/mailman/admindb/pydotorg \
>                   http://mail.python.org/mailman/admindb/python-dev \
>                   http://mail.python.org/mailman/admindb/python-help \
>                   http://mail.python.org/mailman/admindb/pythonmac-sig \
>                   http://manatee.mojam.com/mailman/admindb/csv ;
>        do
>            python ~/tmp/mmfold.py $url;
>        done
>    }
> and just run that every couple days to process whatever needs
> attention.

Skip, AFAIK, none of those lists are configured to hold all non-member
posts for review.  RIght?  If we hold all non-member posts on the
spambayes user list, "every couple days" doesn't cut it -- people
often post questions there when they feel it's an emergency.

The only list I moderate with a hold-all-non-member-postings policy is
the PSF board mailing list, and I try to respond to holds instantly
there.  This interferes with sleep <wink>, but it's important. 
Luckily, non-members rarely have legitimate reasons to post to that
list, but  uncounted thousands of non-members have legit reasons to
post to the SB user list.

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