[Beowulf] Moderation of the Beowulf Mailing List

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 00:13:00 PDT 2012


I am looking at the moderation tasks and it seems like there are already 
a number of spam messages waiting there. Question I have is do i reject 
the messages and discard them as well as add the sender to either the 
reject or discard list?

How are we going to proceed with these emails?

On 17/08/2012 00:55, Arend Dittmer wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
>
> I am with Penguin Computing, who is hosting the beowulf mailing 
> list. Thank you for volunteering to share the burden of moderating the 
> list. Doug Eadline suggested that everybody agrees to this mission 
> statement as a common denominator:
>
> "/As moderators we strive to preserve a focused and open discussion//
> of HPC technical issues. We will support civil discourse and
> disagreement, but reserve the right to moderate personal attacks
> and inappropriate content of a non-technical nature. Mild commercial
> promotion of projects and products is permissible if the topic has been
> /
> /suggested by prior non-commercial list conversations or queries./"
>
> I would like to share the list administrator password with you. The 
> easiest and safest way to share is probably via SMS. If you could 
> please send me your cell phone numbers so that I can send you the 
> admin password. I promise ... I will delete every number as soon as I 
> have sent the password. No follow-up calls from Penguin sales ... :)
>
> One issue all of you may want to look at its the topic of spam 
> filtering. Right now e-mail from unknown sources is held, and the 
> queue can quickly get pretty lengthy. Joe Landman offered to help with 
> installing a spam filter. Joe, please let me know if you need 
> any privileges beyond list admin for this.
>
> Thanks again for volunteering
>
> Arend
>
> -- 
> Arend Dittmer
> Penguin Computing
> (415) 954-2863
> ---
> /Follow us on Twitter: @PenguinHPC/
>

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