[Grok-dev] Re: this mailing list now moderates the first post of new users

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Tue Jan 8 15:54:50 EST 2008

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Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Hi there,
> Due to recent spam activities, this mailing list now moderates the first 
> post of any new users.
> This means we need to come up with a system to moderate these 
> efficiently so that new user post is not forgotten about for too long 
> (which I'd consider a major problem for growing our community!).
> The alternative is to come up with some other way to fight the spammers.
> If we're going with first-post moderation, we need a cadre of active 
> mailing list moderators who work the queue. I'm currently not even 
> moderator of this list myself as far as I'm aware - I was happy not to 
> have to deal with this chore, and I'd love it if I didn't have to do this.
> We need volunteers though to make sure we don't lose new members.

I've just cleared the enormous backlog of held posts.  We need proabaly
four or five folks who are willing to get the "moderation required"
messages and keep the junk cleared out, while also "blessing" new
members and the occasional meaningful non-member post.

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