[E] [OpenDaylight TSC] Moderating mailinglists


Ghazisaidi, Navid
 

Hi Robert,

I'll take care of it. Can you send me the credentials and links to the mailbox(es)? 

Thanks,
Navid

On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 10:26 AM Robert Varga <nite@...> wrote:
Hello everyone,

we sorely need people moderating our mailing lists.

The jobs description is simple:

1) setup filters to redirect approvals to a separate folder
2) look at that folder at least once a day, doing:
2a) delete spam
2b) send an empty reply to valid emails

Step 1) is required because groups.io just does not have any spam
filter, so you get all sorts of offers. S2N is probably around 0.05. The
good thing about is you know how most favorite spams on the internet
look like.

This is a critical job, as it makes our conversations with potential new
members fluid, as oftentimes they do not subscribe and ignore the
message groups.io sends them.

Any immediate takers or persons willing to find volunteers, please?

Thanks,
Robert

P.S.: Just a data point: in last 8 hours I got one new subscriber
notification and 7 spam messages in that folder.




Robert Varga
 

On 21/10/2021 19:48, Ghazisaidi, Navid wrote:
Hi Robert,
I'll take care of it. Can you send me the credentials and links to the mailbox(es)?
The way this works is you get those emails to a mailbox of your choosing. How to set it up -- I have no idea, but I bet Casey does know exactly what to do :)

Thanks so very much,
Robert

Thanks,
Navid
On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 10:26 AM Robert Varga <nite@hq.sk <mailto:nite@hq.sk>> wrote:
Hello everyone,
we sorely need people moderating our mailing lists.
The jobs description is simple:
1) setup filters to redirect approvals to a separate folder
2) look at that folder at least once a day, doing:
2a) delete spam
2b) send an empty reply to valid emails
Step 1) is required because groups.io <http://groups.io> just does
not have any spam
filter, so you get all sorts of offers. S2N is probably around 0.05.
The
good thing about is you know how most favorite spams on the internet
look like.
This is a critical job, as it makes our conversations with potential
new
members fluid, as oftentimes they do not subscribe and ignore the
message groups.io <http://groups.io> sends them.
Any immediate takers or persons willing to find volunteers, please?
Thanks,
Robert
P.S.: Just a data point: in last 8 hours I got one new subscriber
notification and 7 spam messages in that folder.


Casey Cain
 

Ok.  Sorry for the slow reply.  I've spent a big chunk of time going through the Groups.io settings changing things up a bit to hopefully reduce the spam.  Unfortunately there is no way to bulk apply settings.
I have removed the ability for non-members to post to our mailing list.  They must at least be a member of announce@... to post (other than Security).  New members will have their first message moderated and then they should be automatically unmoderated after that.  I've also added Navid as a moderator.

Let's trial this for a bit and see what happens.  Hopefully we'll see a reduction in spam.  If there are any other community volunteers that wish to act as moderators, please let me know.

Best,
Casey Cain
Senior Technical Community Architect
Linux Foundation
_________________
WeChat: okaru6
WhatsApp: +1.503.779.4519


On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 10:50 AM Robert Varga <nite@...> wrote:
On 21/10/2021 19:48, Ghazisaidi, Navid wrote:
> Hi Robert,
>
> I'll take care of it. Can you send me the credentials and links to the
> mailbox(es)?

The way this works is you get those emails to a mailbox of your
choosing. How to set it up -- I have no idea, but I bet Casey does know
exactly what to do :)

Thanks so very much,
Robert

>
> Thanks,
> Navid
>
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 10:26 AM Robert Varga <nite@...
> <mailto:nite@...>> wrote:
>
>     Hello everyone,
>
>     we sorely need people moderating our mailing lists.
>
>     The jobs description is simple:
>
>     1) setup filters to redirect approvals to a separate folder
>     2) look at that folder at least once a day, doing:
>     2a) delete spam
>     2b) send an empty reply to valid emails
>
>     Step 1) is required because groups.io <http://groups.io> just does
>     not have any spam
>     filter, so you get all sorts of offers. S2N is probably around 0.05.
>     The
>     good thing about is you know how most favorite spams on the internet
>     look like.
>
>     This is a critical job, as it makes our conversations with potential
>     new
>     members fluid, as oftentimes they do not subscribe and ignore the
>     message groups.io <http://groups.io> sends them.
>
>     Any immediate takers or persons willing to find volunteers, please?
>
>     Thanks,
>     Robert
>
>     P.S.: Just a data point: in last 8 hours I got one new subscriber
>     notification and 7 spam messages in that folder.
>
>     
>


Robert Varga
 

Hey Casey, everyone,
On 28/10/2021 20:03, Casey Cain wrote:
Ok.  Sorry for the slow reply.  I've spent a big chunk of time going through the Groups.io settings changing things up a bit to hopefully reduce the spam.  Unfortunately there is no way to bulk apply settings.
I have removed the ability for non-members to post to our mailing list. They must at least be a member of announce@lists.opendaylight.org <mailto:announce@lists.opendaylight.org> to post (other than Security). New members will have their first message moderated and then they should be automatically unmoderated after that.  I've also added Navid as a moderator.
Let's trial this for a bit and see what happens.  Hopefully we'll see a reduction in spam.  If there are any other community volunteers that wish to act as moderators, please let me know.
Ah, this sounds like something really workable. Can we get this into today's TSC notes, so we can find the policy in future?

Thanks to much,
Robert

Best,
Casey Cain
Senior Technical Community Architect
Linux Foundation
_________________
WeChat: okaru6
WhatsApp: +1.503.779.4519
Book a Meeting w/ Casey <http://calendly.com/caseylf>
On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 10:50 AM Robert Varga <nite@hq.sk <mailto:nite@hq.sk>> wrote:
On 21/10/2021 19:48, Ghazisaidi, Navid wrote:
> Hi Robert,
>
> I'll take care of it. Can you send me the credentials and links
to the
> mailbox(es)?
The way this works is you get those emails to a mailbox of your
choosing. How to set it up -- I have no idea, but I bet Casey does know
exactly what to do :)
Thanks so very much,
Robert

>
> Thanks,
> Navid
>
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 10:26 AM Robert Varga <nite@hq.sk
<mailto:nite@hq.sk>
> <mailto:nite@hq.sk <mailto:nite@hq.sk>>> wrote:
>
>     Hello everyone,
>
>     we sorely need people moderating our mailing lists.
>
>     The jobs description is simple:
>
>     1) setup filters to redirect approvals to a separate folder
>     2) look at that folder at least once a day, doing:
>     2a) delete spam
>     2b) send an empty reply to valid emails
>
>     Step 1) is required because groups.io <http://groups.io>
<http://groups.io <http://groups.io>> just does
>     not have any spam
>     filter, so you get all sorts of offers. S2N is probably
around 0.05.
>     The
>     good thing about is you know how most favorite spams on the
internet
>     look like.
>
>     This is a critical job, as it makes our conversations with
potential
>     new
>     members fluid, as oftentimes they do not subscribe and ignore the
>     message groups.io <http://groups.io> <http://groups.io
<http://groups.io>> sends them.
>
>     Any immediate takers or persons willing to find volunteers,
please?
>
>     Thanks,
>     Robert
>
>     P.S.: Just a data point: in last 8 hours I got one new subscriber
>     notification and 7 spam messages in that folder.
>
>     
>