[Beowulf] Status of beowulf.org?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Jun 16 07:26:59 EDT 2012


On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 11:50:38AM +0100, Herbert Fruchtl wrote:
> As a lurker of many years' standing, I am vehemently opposed to moderation. It 
> slows down traffic (in the rare case that I do pose a question, it's because I'm 
> desperate and want a response IMMEDIATELY!), is open to abuse, and it comes with 
> a legal minefield (if let's say, a corporate lawyer at Intel/AMD/NVIDIA thinks 
> they have been unfairly slagged off, they may go after the list owner).

Moderation for Mailman typically means that new members are moderated by
default, and unmoderated after the first post which is not spam.

Only chronical offenders are typically put back on moderation. 
So there is no delay for list traffic, but for new subscribers.
Typically, this takes a day or two.
 
> Having said that, the current situation is obscure to say the least. I know a 
> colleague at a British university, who is on the list, but whose posts always 
> bounce. His attempts at contacting any list owners via the mailman interface 
> were never answered.

This is not how this is supposed to work.
 
> Back to lurking in my cave...
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