300Two Spam messages and authors deleted.
- Apr 10, 2007The last two spam messages were able to come in because we did not have one filter in
place that I was unaware of. Previously people had to get one of the moderators permission
to join and become a member. I thought this meant they had to be a member to post
messages. However I found one setting that allowed others to post. I have changed this now
and only members who have been approved can post messages. Approval means that they
have to explain their interest in this particular group discussion.
There is another setting that we are hesitant to turn on that requires that one of the
moderators approve any messages, even from members, before they are posted. I have
personally been moderating several of these Yahoo groups and have only seen a few small
spam issues coming from unknown people (These may be machine initiated and sent out to
thousands of open groups). We believe the filters we have set now should stop this type of
This group has had only a few of these minor spam problems and we are open to discussion
about how to handle future issues.
A group moderator