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Subject: Re: [boost] Infrastructure (Was: review system in place is extremelyslow?)
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-26 08:07:38

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> John Maddock wrote:
> >
> > Hmm... spam to this list is basically zero (at least spam that the
> > moderators have to deal with). Is the Boost.Build list set to
> > automatically reject posts from unsubscribed addresses?
> No, I have explicitly turned of that feature.
> > That's what this list does (it sends a message telling you how
> > to subscribe and why
> > it's necessary), and since we only moderate first-posts from new
> > subscribers, acting as moderator implies next to no work at all....
> > which is how it should be really... you guys are just all
> > too polite ;-)
> Well, this is very nice behaviour for moderators, but very
> annoying for newcomers. It would be much nicer if there was
> spam filtering -- for all I can tell, there's essentially none.

One's first message being rejected with a request to subscribe, assuming one hadn't subscribed first, and having one's first message slowed for moderation is "very annoying?" Compare that with spam filtering in which some spam gets through every filter and some legitimate messages are filtered wrongly. The spam filtering approach is annoying to all list subscribers every day. The moderation approach is "annoying" once for each newcomer. I prefer the latter.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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