[FFmpeg-devel] Filtering clueless-user spam from the lists
Wed Jan 23 13:05:39 CET 2008
Robert Swain wrote:
> On 23/01/2008, Nico Sabbi <Nicola.Sabbi at poste.it> wrote:
>> Il Wednesday 23 January 2008 01:43:35 Rich Felker ha scritto:
>> > I'm wondering if we could implement a few idiot-proofing filters
>> > for the ffmpeg lists to keep annoyances down. Some ideas to
>> > auto-reject:
>> > - Mail cross-posted to more than one ffmpeg list
>> > (annoying user questions cross-posted to devel list)
>> > - Mail with Re: in subject but no In-Reply-To: header
>> > (broken threading)
>> > - Mail without Re: in subject but containing In-Reply-To: header
>> > (thread hijacking)
>> > All of these are trivial procmail recipes.
>> > Rich
>> IMO add discarding outlook users. Using outlook already indicates
>> a *proven* attitude to post messages in the wrong way.
>> Many other mail clients don't require admin permissions to install and
>> run, so there's no excuse to post here using outlook.
> I disagree, people should be able to use whatever client they like, as
> long as the client doesn't really mess up the e-mails.
I can agree with that.
> If said client
> consistently breaks threading and is not configurable to not break
> threading or something like that, then maybe that's fair.
Sounds about like outlook to me.
> mails from a client because of some supposed mindset of its users
> seems like unreasonable discrimination to me.
Evidence suggests this is not just a supposition.
mans at mansr.com
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