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Re: Stopping moderation on bug-gnu-emacs

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Stopping moderation on bug-gnu-emacs
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:40:15 -0500
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Glenn Morris wrote:

> I think we may as well stop moderating the bug-gnu-emacs mailing list.
> All the mails that reach the list come via debbugs.gnu.org, where they
> get moderated first. So holding the resulting messages again for
> moderation on bug-gnu-emacs just causes delays and more work.
> There has been no mail on bug-gnu-emacs in at least the past 18 weeks
> (probably much longer, I just don't have the data) that did not come
> via debbugs and hence get moderated first.
> The only possible exception is mails injected from the gnu.emacs.bug
> newsgroup. I am still not entirely sure what happens there, but I do
> not think they go via debbugs. So there is a possibility that spam
> could come in via that route. But it has not happened.

Well, it did happen, so I re-enabled bug-gnu-emacs moderation.
Sorry about the spam that came in through the newsgroup.

I also note a few people are still posting via the newsgroup interface.
Once again, I would discourage this, for the reasons given in


(although I will look for a proper solution)

There is another reason, which is that the gateway is rather flaky.
The mails that arrived in a bunch today were several months old in
some cases.

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