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Re: Update from the NANOG Communications Committee regarding recent off-topic posts
From: Scott Noel-Hemming <frogstarr78 () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:00:20 -0700

On 07/30/2012 10:57 AM, Steven Noble wrote:
The fix for this issue is trivial. Every new signup should require a sponsor or a deposit of funds into a new member 
fund. Once a member has made a relevant post regarding a NANOG related item their funds are returned.

If someone spams they forfeit the money and it is used to help defray the costs of attending NANOG for the 99%.

If the poster has been sponsored by a current member, said member is flogged in public at the next meeting.


Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 30, 2012, at 10:42 AM, "Patrick W. Gilmore"<patrick () ianai net>  wrote:

I'm sorry Panashe is upset by this rule.  Interestingly, "Your search - Panashe Flack nanog - did not match any 
documents."  So my guess is that a post from that account has not happened before, meaning the post was moderated yet still made 
it through.

Has anyone done a data mining experiment to see how many posts a month are from "new" members?  My guess is it is a 
trivial percentage.


On Jul 30, 2012, at 13:35 , valdis.kletnieks () vt edu wrote:
On Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:04:36 +0200, Panashe Flack said:
list for continued activity. And just for reference - have you guys
SEEN the "Linux Kernel Mailing List"? - it gets frequent spam posts
and yet is perfectly able to ignore the spam/irrelevant posts and
continue on its remit.
For those who don't drink from the Linux-Kernel firehose, it averages
1 or 2 spams per day - and anywhere from 500 to 700 postings a day.

As Linus Torvalds said, back when it was averaging 200 a day:

"Note that nobody reads every post in linux-kernel.   In fact, nobody who
expects to have time left over to actually do any real kernel work will
read even half.  Except Alan Cox, but he's actually not human, but about
a thousand gnomes working in under-ground caves in Swansea.  None of the
individual gnomes read all the postings either,  they just work together
really well."

The list managers do an incredible job of stopping spam - but even if
50 or 75 a day got through, they'd just be lost in the noise.   You're skipping
several hundred messages a day, skipping a few more isn't any different.

Would be an iPhone user to suggest such an idea. Thanks for not implementing this so us peons can learn a thing or two, too.

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