<<O>>  Difference Topic MailingListPolicy (r1.4 - 08 Aug 2007 - BenScott)

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This is where we "define" what happens on the mailing list.
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GNHLUG operates several e-mail mailing lists for discussion and dissemination purposes. See MailingLists for the list of lists.

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In general, spam (messages that are from people not subscribed to the list, and that has nothing to do with the topic of the list) is dropped without a return notice. (Providing a reason seems to incite more spam - frequently from different spammers).
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Use of the mailing lists is covered under the Terms of Service in the LegalNotice for this system.

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Messages coming from subscribers and that's not linux related is politely rejected with a reason (off-topic, off-color, or not germaine to the list).
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Messages from addresses not subscribed to the list are silently dropped by the mail system (this is due to the weight of spam on today's Internet).

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If the message has anything to do with Linux or the purpose of the list is generally accepted.
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Most of the lists are not moderated; any subscriber can post. The exception would be the AnnounceList. Most subscribers are flagged for moderation, so if they attempt to post, their mail is held until a list admin can release it.

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Note that moderators should reject only non-linux related posts, and illegal activities.
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Each list's info web page (provided by GNU Mailman) details the topic/charter of the list. Abuse is dealt with manually, and generally after-the-fact.

There is on-going discussion about how we should best address the question of "topic" and "acceptable messages" to the gnhlug-discuss list.


META TOPICMOVED BenScott? date="1186588209" from="Organizational.MailingListModeration" to="Organizational.MailingListPolicy"
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