OT: Re: [SCA-JML] spammed
I understand the problem and situation that the SCA-JML finds it self
in.. I am the owner of the SCA_Singles group here on Yahoo and until
just recently I was the owner of one of the original (if not
original) mailing lists for armour creation..
What can be done about spam is always one of the big things when you
work with a number of users. All I can suggest is what we have done
for the SCA singles and hope that it might give you some idea's, of
course, you can take as much or as little of the suggestion as you
would like :)
Our first thing we did was add a bunch of moderators.. Initially I
added 2, but since then we are now up to 4.. It helps to have that
number looking after things.
Second - We made it so that new members where moderated until we
said - YES they are ok and made them full members. This way you dont
get some one joining and then 6 months later they dump spam on you
because they are still only a part time member until they have posted
a number of messages..
Beyond that there is not much more that can be done..
If your worried about wanting to keep the group open and available to
people interested I dont think it should be hard. Our list was (when
I last checked) the largest SCA group on Yahoo and having a new
person moderated for a short while should not impact to deeply.. If
there is a chance you want to go this route, speak with the group
them selves, they may be more for it then you think just so that they
dont end up with an endless stream of " hardly 18 girls " or " animal
farm sex fiends " ..
Just a couple of cents :)
Takeda Imakawa Shirou Yoshitaka
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ii Saburou <logan@m...> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Jacki Frederick wrote:
> > I agree. It looks like someone or multiple someones has found
the SCA on
> > Yahoo. Several other lists that I am on have been spammed to the
> > it is getting hard to tell what they are as they use subject
lines that look
> > legitiment. Can this be stopped on this list by the moderator,
> While I can't speak for the others, I've been reluctant to tighten
> list too much because we _WANT_ people to be able to come and join
> who are interested in Japanese Culture. It is the ever-present
> security v. convenience. So far, I don't think we've seen anything
> people couldn't avoid by deleting, have we?
> This is one of the problems with the global community that is the
> Internet. I can't say I have a solution for how it should be dealt