[Beowulf] RFC: Restrict posting to subscribers only ?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Fri Aug 24 09:10:54 PDT 2012


I am thinking we need a Monty Python Captcha

"What is your name"

"What is your quest"

"What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow"

...


On 08/24/2012 09:01 AM, Christopher Samuel wrote:
> On 08/24/2012 10:03 PM, Bogdan Costescu wrote:
>
>> Does someone have a figure of how many non-subscribers posts we are
>> talking about ? I have the impression that lately I've seen only
>> messages coming from "regulars". If non-subscribers post very little,
>> then such a change would not be very annoying IMHO.
>
> Well in the 6 hours since I last checked at work there have were over 30
> new messages waiting to be processed, of which 1 was from a subscriber
> still moderated and 1 was a legitimate post from a non-member
> (presumably subscribed at a different address as they replied to my list
> post).
>
> The other 30 plus were just spam.
>
>> OTOH, I hope that archives (wherever they are) remain publicly available.
>
> I don't think anyone is planning to change those at all.
>
> http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/
>
>> We should be very thankful to Don Becker for doing a wonderful job
>> with the list for many years :)
>
> Oh indeed!  Very much so...
>
> All the best,
> Chris
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