[FFmpeg-devel] Filtering clueless-user spam from the lists

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Thu Jan 24 13:46:47 CET 2008

On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 07:16:16AM -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> Loren Merritt wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, Rich Felker wrote:
> > 
> >> 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:
> > 
> > While you're at it, how about [PATCH] with no attachments. If you
> > don't want to reject such messages, at least give the sender feedback
> > before someone on the list has to tell them they forgot.
> Er... wouldn't doing this also mean rejecting messages from people who
> reply to a patch, but do not attach anything?
> The obvious way to avoid that would be to not reject [PATCH] without
> attachment if there is also a Re:, but that would miss
> forgotten-attachment posts in the middle of an existing thread.

and it would still kill a
[PATCH] several patches to support X
  Re: [PATCH] several patches to support X (1 of 5)
  Re: [PATCH] several patches to support X (2 of 5)

where the original doesnt contain a patch

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