Re: Group Changes (Effective Immediately)
- I second Patrick's response. Responding to the spam merely
exacerbates the situation. Whilst it's not perfect, at least there
are some controls available to counter the spam problem.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Patrick Power
>members not reply at all to spam messages. The replies calling them
> Good job Benjamin. I would go one step further and just ask that
spam are as bad as the spam themselves for clogging up emails.
>attack has exposed some serious problems with the
> Benjamin Elliott <bfelliott@...> wrote: The recent spam
> group's moderation system. As the moderator, I want to end thesein
> problems now so that we can go on having an enjoyable group.
> In order to make it more difficult for this group to be disrupted
> the future:Files
> 1) New members don't get to join till a moderator approves them.
> 2) New members are on hand-moderation till a moderator is satisfied
> that they are legitimate posters instead of people wanting to spam.
> No one new comes off hand-moderation without posting at least once.
> 3) NO ATTACHMENTS in group messages! Period. We have sections for
> Files and Photos. E-mail me privately if you want something in
> or Photos, and once it's in that section you can post a messageSoulmate? Try The Sci Fi Soulmates Yahoo Group!
> noting that the item is online.
> 4) As previously noted, anyone who spams will be removed and banned
> as soon as I become aware of it, without appeal.
> 5) Any messages from this point onwards that reply to a spam must
> remove the original spam message, or they will be edited/deleted as
> necessary. We can also reduce advertising these spams if you e-mail
> the moderator (me) instead of posting a bunch of messages on the
> group keeping the memory of the spam alive.
> I will be paying attention and will adjust as necessary.
> Benjamin Elliott
> Patrick Power
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