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Re: mailing list moderation

From: Frederic Y . Bois
Subject: Re: mailing list moderation
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 07:22:29 +0000 (UTC)
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Karl Berry <karl <at>> writes:

> Greetings,
> It appears that this mailing list, help-mcsim <at>, (among many 
> has no known owner/moderator, and accepts mail from non-subscribers.
> The result is passing through of lots of spam.
> So we need to do something.  I'm writing to get input on the best thing
> to do.  Please reply to me if you have any thoughts on the following:
> (1) If this list is obsolete and should be deleted.  We'd keep the
>     archives, just make the address inactive, so any future mail to it
>     would bounce.
> (2) If the list is *not* obsolete, and should remain as a live address.
>     In many cases there is so much junk in the archives that it is hard
>     to tell, hence my query.  In other cases, I could guess, but I felt
>     it would be best to just inquire about everything.
> In case (2), if you can volunteer to help moderate the list (and/or
> others!), that would be most appreciated.  But even if not, I'd still
> like to know if the list is still live; I'm recruiting volunteer
> moderators to help with the job.
> Any other information or suggestions is welcome too.  For example, if
> someone is already administering the list but just isn't listed in the
> mailman interface.
> Thanks much,
> Karl

Dear Karl,

The MCSim mailing list are still alive. I am the developer of the MCSim program
and it is more and more in use. I stopped following the mcsim-help and 
mcsim-bug mailing lists because they were badly spammed, and I had offered to
monitor them, but without answer. So I started answering questions about the 
software from my private email. But having the list would be helpful to anyone.
Now I have been pointed to gmane, which is good, and I am using the 
spam-blocking feature to clean the list. That's how I got finally to your email.
So: I can help moderate the mcsim lists if you want.

Best regards.

Frederic Bois

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