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

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Thu Jan 24 13:55:24 CET 2008

On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 11:45:41AM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 07:43:35PM -0500, 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:
> > 
> > - 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.
> What would already help I think is if we put our etiquette rules in
> writing and sent it out as a welcome message and/or a weekly reminder.
> Something along the lines of
> http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/mailinglists/etiquette.php
> Offenders could get unsubscribed by the bastard mailing list operators ;)

Sadly this would be a mere waste of time ...
There are few repeated offenders, people either change their behavior or
leave ...

Also i dont want to unsubscribe or ban people at random. For real spamming
yes but not for unintentional mistakes ...

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Breaking DRM is a little like attempting to break through a door even
though the window is wide open and the only thing in the house is a bunch
of things you dont want and which you would get tomorrow for free anyway
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