141165Re: Utf8 issue
- Feb 7, 2014On 07/02/14 23:22, Andrew DeMaria wrote:
> Sorry if this ends up being a duplicate post, but it seems that my first message didn't go through:[…]
The reason neither of your messages were posted at first, and then
suddenly both appeared together, is that they were your first.
Anyone's first message(s) has to be approved by a list moderator in
order to appear on the list. If the message is legitimate (i.e. not
spam), the same moderator will, at the same time, whitelist the
message's author so that in the future (s)he's exempt from moderation.
OTOH, if a moderator sees a spam message in the "pending" queue, not
only will he block the message from being posted, he will also block its
author from posting any further messages in the list — ever.
This delay is unfortunate, but it is all that has been found to avoid
having the list swamped by spam messages: when these lists were first
established, they were open to posting by any member, and, after a month
or two, spammers found about them and launched an avalanche of spam.
Countermeasures were necessary, and this is what was found. Since then,
spam has abated, but if "ordinary" list members hardly see any list spam
nowadays, it doesn't mean that all spammers have migrated to greener
pastures, but that whatever they still try to post gets blocked by the
<-- Overfiend has quit ("venturing forth to destroy strange new
worlds, and eat life and new civilizations")
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