[CentOS-mirror] [#ECV-99774-254] 6.4 content

Anthony Somerset anthony at somersettechsolutions.co.uk
Wed Mar 13 12:36:17 UTC 2013

here is a thought...

can you make the list moderated for anyone thats not a listed mirror admin contact (and centos team ofc) so that this junk gets filtered?

its my understanding that this list is only for mirror admins and prospective mirror admins, i wonder how many people have possibly also subscribed to this list thinking they get some "insider information" about mirrors or centos releases?

Kind regards,  
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On 13 Mar 2013, at 01:12, Ralph Angenendt <ralph.angenendt at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 08.03.2013 01:16, John R. Dennison wrote:
>> 1) Figure out what is going on with all the subscriptions from people that
>>   obviously don't want to be here.
> That is the problem. There is nothing strange going on in Mailman land
> (as I've stated a few times).
> Someone is using/has been using the mail interface to subscribe mail
> addresses to the list (and probably adding their spam to the bottom of
> that mail, hoping that mailman will also include the complete
> subscription mail when going to step 2).
> Then comes step 2: Mailman asks people if they have subscribed. Ignore
> that mail and you won't see another (except you get another mail from
> step 1). BUT: You did not want to be on that mailing list. And what is
> it about that subscription?
> So you open up your mail client, replying with a harsh mail, saying you
> don't want to be on that list, telling people to unsubscribe you.
> By doing so, you leave the subject intact. And hit "Send Mail". Mailman
> sees that mail, looks for the magic in there, and it is all there. Et
> voilà, you have subscribed yourself.
>> 2) Fix the problem as determined from above.
> This is the problem: That is something unfixable.
>> 1) Announce mass unsubscribe to all members via mass mail.
>> 2) Unsubscribe everyone.
>> 3) Let those truly interested in being back here resubscribe themselves.
> Yes, that might be worth a discussion, I don't see any other "escape
> mechanism" at the moment. Except list moderation, but I don't see anyone
> really having the time for that.
> Ralph
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